Dwight Rhoden

Dwight Rhoden began dancing at the age of 17 while studying acting. He has performed with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal and was a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. “Dwight Rhoden” a star of a different type, one who slyly captures the spotlight, with pristine, clarity, intensity, and passion (The New York Times). He has appeared in numerous television specials, documentaries and commercials throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and has been a featured performer on many PBS Great Performances specials.

Under Rhoden’s direction Complexions has brought its unique blend of contemporary dance to audiences around the world including the United States, Europe, South America, Canada, Russia, and Australia. Rhoden has created over 60 ballets for Complexions, as well as numerous other companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; The Arizona Ballet; The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company; The Dance Theater of Harlem; Dayton Contemporary Dance Company; The Joffrey Ballet; New York City Ballet/Diamond Project; North Carolina Dance Theater; The Pennsylvania Ballet; Philadanco; Minneapolis Dance Theater; Phoenix Dance Company; Sacramento Ballet; Oakland Ballet; Pittsburgh Ballet Theater; The Washington Ballet; and Zenon Dance Company. He has worked with, coached, and created for some of the most diverse artists spanning the world of ballet and contemporary dance. “Rhoden’s work is post-Balanchinean choreography, a new aesthetic in movement, stage, picture, and performance concepts reflecting a post-modern, techno-savvy worldview.” (Dance Magazine)

Rhoden has lectured and served as “Artist in Residence” at universities around the country. He has directed and choreographed with the artist Prince and E! Entertainment’s Tribute to Style. Rhoden recently concluded working on Patrick Swayze’s upcoming film, Without A Word. Rhoden is a 1998 New York Foundation for the Arts Award Recipient. In 2001, Rhoden was honored with the Choo San Goh Award for Choreography.