Louder Than Words Dancetheatre (“LTW”) was formed as a modern and jazz dance company in 1998. Under the artistic direction of Chris Harris and production management of Whit Ryan. The primary goal for the company was to be a project-based dance company producing new works in Denver, Colorado. In January of 2008, after a decade of learning, transforming and expanding, LTW’s co-founders finalized the process of transforming the organization from its original structure to a not-for-profit performing arts company.
Mission Statement: Louder Than Words Dancetheatre celebrates excellence in dance by creating art in motion, providing a home for movement performance, and facilitating a dialogue between artists and the communities in which they exist.
Colorado Youth Dance Theatre: CYDT is a youth dance company made up of Denver Metro teens between the ages of 12 and 18. We provide professional dance and choreography experience for members through the instruction of a diverse and talented group of local choreographers, designers and teachers. CYDT is the youth company of Louder Than Words Dancetheatre.
Welcome to the new members of COLORADO YOUTH DANCE THEATRE SEASON 2017-18!! we cant wait to dance with you!!
Chris Harris (Artistic Director and Choreographer) has been choreographing & dancing in Denver for over three decades. Her unique blend of modern & jazz dance techniques coupled with her passion for architecture, math & science has led her to create work which appeals to audiences from across the spectrum. Always fascinated by creating structure & art, Chris holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance & a Bachelor of Environmental Dance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is currently working towards an MFA-IA at Goddard University. She is an Artist in Residence at the Denver School of the Arts, & on the faculty Colorado Conservatory of Dance. She has taught at many studios; choreographed for local theaters; been a guest lecturer at The Arts Institute of Colorado & CSU; been adjunct faculty at and choreographed for Denver University & the University of Colorado & Ormao Dance in Colorado Springs; designed many websites; & is the Artistic Director/Choreographer for Louder Than Words Dancetheatre & the Colorado Youth Danse Theatre in Denver & a co-director of the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop & Assistant Artistic Director of Interweave Dancetheatre. Her current obsession is creating a system to record choreography using digital media & animation.