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Our Mission

Mission Statement:

DtDE was created to promote education and artistic development in the field of modern dance through the performance and teaching of the works and technique of David Earle. The mandate of Dancetheatre David Earle is fulfilled through programs and events that engage the four branches of the Artistic Vision: Performance, Education, Legacy, and Community Engagement.


The presentation of new and existing choreographic works for an audience.

Education [Teaching/Learning]

Developing programs to encourage dance artists to develop their ability to articulate their unique humanism through dance.

Dancers at Dancetheatre David Earle are challenged and encouraged to embody their own physical uniqueness, expressing their individual character powerfully and clearly. Dancetheatre David Earle encourages the creation of dance instruments that are open, strong, and true.


The preservation of Repertoire and Dance Language. Developing programs to support the continuing creation and preservation of the Graham-based dance language expressed in David Earle’s repertoire; to not only to acknowledge the inheritance from the artists who have preceded him in Modern Dance but also to preserve Mr. Earle’s own unique dance language.


Developing programs that promote, assist, and encourage audience development. Develop strong community connection through working partnerships with other artists and organizations with similar values, both locally and within the global dance milieu.

About Our Charity

"I moved and spoke on stage in myths and fairy tales until I was nineteen, and then I began to dance. It is movement as communication that has kept me tirelessly challenged and perpetually rewarded." ~ David Earle

Rooted in founding the art form in this country after being immersed in the world and works of two of the great choreographers of the 20th Century - Martha Graham and Jose Limon - David Earle's progressive and passionate choreography has influenced dancers and enchanted audiences for over four decades.

DtDE gave its first performance with the Penderecki String Quartet at the Elora Music Festival in 1997. Since then, DtDE has presented 46 new works – including commissions for performances with choirs, orchestras and chamber musicians, notably the Penderecki String Quartet, NUMUS, and the Gryphon Trio. DtDE regularly performs across Canada and internationally.

In his forty years as a choreographer, David Earle has created over 140 works.

What People Are Saying

"I come from a tradition that believes that something of significance can be said through dance, and only through dance."

— David Earle, Read More

"a dancemaker of unparalleled grandeur and sweep"

— Paula Citron, Globe and Mail

"I know, there are many who would be touched to encounter the passionate imagery of his work..something not built to sell or to garner a profit—something fluid, deep, resonant. From their vantage point –and mine, too– David Earle’s lifelong fight seems more than ever a fight for the life of the soul."

— Graham Jackson, Poet & Author, Read More

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