We All Have A Story

by Lorie OToole


Campaign has ended


I believe we all have a story and that through an art form we can all tell our story that words cannot describe. My art form is dance.  It always has been dance, since I was a young girl.  I could ride my bike to dance class and escape a bad day, arguments, mean comments or express my delight in a good day that I might be having.  I am not a professional dancer, but I have danced throughout my life, as time would permit, and I have a story to tell.  I appreciate this opportunity, through Repertory Dance Theater “So You Think You Can Choreograph” event, to be able to tell my story. 


I personally became associated with Repertory Dance Theater about 18 years ago when I turned 40.  My art form, even at 40, was to move and dance.  Repertory Dance Theater provided a place for me to go in their prime movement class.  I  enjoy the community, the support, the variety and quality that Repertory Dance Theater has to offer.

I appreciate the support of my husband, family, friends and grandchildren through this adventure.  I  personally recognize Keatlee Hansen (my daughter) and Mia Nelson (my niece) for their guidance through this project.


I encourage you to donate to this amazing organization that we have right here in our  Salt Lake City area.  We are fortunate to have such a beautiful facility to create, express and share as a community no matter where we are in life.


You can help support Repertory Dance Theater by donating, attending the gala on March 2nd where you can see myself and three other amazing dancers show case their work or by spreading the word to friends and family.


From my family to yours, thank you for your support in this adventure and as we support Repertory Dance Theater.

RDT is honored to have these brave souls taking on the mantle of CHOREOGRAPHER for RDT’s REGALIA: So you think you can choreograph! Not only are they choreographing for a professional company (for the first time), but they are also raising funds to make a difference in our community. 

They each need to raise $2000 in order to compete in this fun and inspiring event. All funds raised through this page help to further RDT’s mission of building community through the creation, preservation, performance, and perpetuation of modern dance. Including arts-in-education programming that reaches over 50,000 students and teachers in Utah every year. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

They will each be working with a designated RDT mentor to help bring their creative vision to life. 

Once you donate, be sure to join us on March 2, 2024, for the event! You’ll see what these brave souls come up with (not to mention enjoy a fabulous party!)

How would you like to support?