Odyssey Dance Theatre
Best of State in Dance 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and of all Arts and Entertainment 2007; Dayna Marshall, Best Individual Dancer 2013; Best Choreographer 2009 Odyssey Founder and Artistic Director Derryl Yeager; Best Individual Dancer 2010 Odyssey Associate Artistic Director Principal Dancer Eldon Johnson; Best Individual Dancer 2012 Odyssey Associate Artistic Director and Principal Dancer Veronica Yeager; and Best Youth Dance Group 2011 and 2012 Odyssey 2, Odyssey Dance Theatre enjoys broad based appeal by fulfilling its mission to make theatrical dance more accessible to a wide audience, utilizing current social themes and music in its varied repertoire of full-length and mixed-bill pieces. Directed by Derryl Yeager, former Ballet West Principal, Broadway, Television and Film veteran, Utah's dynamite jazz/ballet dance repertory company performs works by such major choreographers in the jazz and dance theatre world as Mandy Moore, Dee Caspary, Mia Michaels, Liz Imperio, Alex Magno and Eddie Ocampo. Comprised of 30 mostly Utah born dancers who are proficient in all styles of dance, the company explodes with world-class bravado, passionate charm, and choreographic invention, combining the classical virtues of ballet with the explosive attack of jazz; the freedom of modern dance; the raw energy of hip-hop; the syncopated rhythms of tap; the fluid partnering of ballroom; and the spirit of Broadway and Vaudeville, to create a fresh dance vocabulary and entertainment genre that engages audiences at home and on tour. The company has carved a unique niche in the national and international dancescape and has, in fact, created a whole, new market for dance.