Under the inspired leadership of Christopher House, Toronto Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company dedicated to the creation and performance of original Canadian choreography. The company's primary focus is the creation of new work and the development of dancers and other collaborators through involvement in the creative process. TDT also values outreach and education, and this has become another priority for the company. Toronto Dance Theatre strongly believes in the power of live performance and strives to engage audience members in a dialogue of imaginative, intellectual and emotional vitality.
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) was founded in 1968 by Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle. TDT produces a unique body of original contemporary Canadian choreography. In the mid-eighties, under the artistic direction of Kenny Pearl, the reputation of the company grew after significant successes in New York and Great Britain. David Earle followed as Artistic Director from 1988-94, enlarging the company and creating large-scale works. Christopher House joined the company as a dancer in 1979, became Resident Choreographer in 1981 and Artistic Director in 1994.