Special Projects

  • Tolerance in Motion is a workshop lead by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company professionals that asks 14 young dancers from East High School, West High School, and Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts to join in a creative process that explores the idea of tolerance through the visual and performing arts.

  • Ririe-Woodbury is thrilled to be one of three American dance companies selected to participate in the seventh season of DanceMotion USA℠ —the dynamic cultural diplomacy program. DanceMotion USA℠ is a people-to-people international exchange initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by The Brooklyn Acadamy of Music (BAM).

  • Dear Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Alumni,


    We are thrilled to invite you to our 60th Anniversary Season Alumni Weekend, a special celebration of six decades of dance excellence. Join us for a weekend filled with dance, memories, and the joy of reuniting with past friends and colleagues. This event is exclusively for alumni of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. This includes dancers, staff, administrators, technicians, and anyone who worked as part of the Company.

    Here's what you can look forward to:

    Friday, February 2nd, 2024 - Welcome Party

    Join us for a gathering to kick off the weekend and celebrate our 60 years of dance excellence. Enjoy an open house with the chance to reconnect with past friends and meet new ones. Food and drink will be provided. 

    Time: 5:30PM

    Location: Adeena Lago’s house - 1213 W Riverhouse Cr. Murray

    Parking: There is a lot of space to park in the driveway (fill up far right first). You are also welcome to park on the street nearby.


    Saturday Morning, February 3rd, 2024 - Alumni Movement Class 

    What better way to reconnect and celebrate cherished memories with Ririe-Woodbury than moving and dancing together? The alumni movement class will create a fun and meaningful opportunity for everyon to be back in the studio together and play. It will be mostly improvisational with gentle movement - ensuring that we'll have an absolutely grand time!

    This class will be led by current Education Director and former Company Dancer, Ai Fujii Nelson.

    Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

    Location: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center - 138 West Broadway Salt Lake City 84101


    Saturday Evening, February 3rd, 2024 - Show & Post-Show Celebration

    Join us for a performance of "TRAVERSE" at The Jeanne Wagner Theatre. This innovative concert showcases original choreography by the current Company dancers, highlighting their creative artistry and exceptional skills. Additionally, premieres by Company alumni Keith Johnson and Chia-Chi Chang exemplify the rich legacy of dance artists that make up Ririe-Woodbury's extensive alumni network. After the show, we will gather at the Post-Show celebration. 

    Time: 7:30PM

    Location: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center - 138 West Broadway Salt Lake City 84101 

    Price for Alumni Weekend

    Your $60 fee per person covers the entire weekend package. This includes a ticket to the show, admission to the Friday welcome party, access to the Saturday movement class, and to the post-show reception. 

     Purchase Alumni Weekend Package Here!


    Should you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Patron Services Manager, Olivia Beck, or 801-297-4241. 

    Let's dance, celebrate, and create new memories together, marking 60 years of dance excellence!

  • Joan J. Woodbury

    (Sept. 21, 1927 — Nov. 1, 2023)


    Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company would like to announce Joan J. Woodbury’s Celebration of Life.

     Date and Time: April 7, 2024 | 2:00 PM 

    Location: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.

    The event is free, and open to the public. We invite you to gather with friends, family, and loved ones to honor and remember Joan's incredible dance legacy and the impact she had on our lives. It will be an afternoon filled with love, stories, and laughter as we pay tribute to this remarkable woman.

    Please RSVP by March 25th, direct any questions to Severin Sargent-Catterton (, 801-297-4237)



    View Joan J. Woodbury’s full obituary here.