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Department of Theatre and Dance

Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Image of dancers in dramatic pose on empty stage

The Comtemporary Dance Ensemble is the Department of Theatre and Dance's resident dance company. The group produces one mainstage dance concert a year, typically in the early spring semester. The ensemble develops its programming with attention to the diversity within the dance field, as well as within its viewing audience. The goal is to welcome, embrace, educate and inspire those who see it and those who dance it.


2022/23 Ensemble Auditions

Exciting plans for next seasons CDE program are already taking place. If you think that you would be up for a creative, artistic and challenging journey consider joining the ensemble. 

April 20, 2022 and April 25, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Music 120 | Music Buidling | Fresno State Campus

Contemporary Dance Ensemble (Dance 163) is an engaging performance and learning course, in which students can experience both the thrills and responsibilities of professional work in a performing arts situation. CDE requires dedication to the art form, commitment to a demanding rehearsal schedule, and participation in a variety of performances opportunities. The experience provides dance students with the opportunity to explore and improve their performance competence through a range of working contexts and dance styles and to enhance their education through academics, research, and creative activities. 

For more information about The Contemporary Dance Ensemble, please contact Artistic Director Kenneth Balint.