UPDATE 1/4/18:  

Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances, including the major snow storm in the North East, the January 5th Dance Masters at Chapman performance and masterclasses scheduled for January 6 & 7 have been canceled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and are currently working toward rescheduling this event at a later time in the future, to be determined.

Full refunds will be issued for any tickets purchased for either event in the original form of payment. All credit card refunds will be credited to the original card used and should be reflected in your statement within 72 hours.

Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to sharing the performance and masterclasses with you at a later date. For any additional questions or to request to be added to a contact list when the rescheduled date has been determined, please contact Tanya Thompson (Box Office and Event Communications Coordinator for the College of Performing Arts) at tathomps@chapman.edu or by calling the College of Performing Arts Box Office at (714) 997-6624.


Chapman University kicks off the new year with the inaugural Dance Masters at Chapman weekend, January 5 – 7, 2018.

The weekend begins with a public performance on Friday, Jan 5, 2018 with legendary dancers Dwight Rhoden, Ido Tadmor, and Clifford Williams in an intimate performance at 7 PM in the Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 Chapman alumni, and free to Chapman students, faculty, and staff. The performance includes highlights of Dwight Rhoden’s repertory in a lecture demonstration format, a solo to live music performed by Ido Tadmor, and a solo danced by Clifford Williams. Please join us for an artist’s talk-back after the show!

Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7 with the master dancers, and are open to intermediate to advanced junior and senior high school dancers, industry professionals, and Chapman students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Pre-registration is required and ends January 3. Tickets are $50 for general public (qualified high school dancers, industry professionals, and Chapman alumni), and free for Chapman students, faculty, and staff, and will not be sold at the door.

About the Artists:

Dwight Rhoden

Dwight Rhoden is the founding Artistic Director/resident choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, a leading dance company known for its multicultural, cutting-edge, and courageous programming. His work has been presented on five continents in over 20 countries, appearing in prestigious theatres across the globe, including The Joyce Theatre, The Marinsky Theater, BAM, and Cairo Opera House, to name a few. Rhoden was a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and has earned distinction from The New York Times as “one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day.”


Ido TadmorIdo Tadmor is an internationally acclaimed dancer-choreographer who has performed with legendary companies such as Bat Dor, Batsheva, Lar Luvovitch, and the Bolshoi Ballet. He has served as Israel’s “Ambassador of Dance” for more than three decades, touring to Cyprus, Paris, Germany, Croatia, Brazil, California, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Poland, Korea, Angola, Poland, Senegal, and Lithuania. He was recently named a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.


Clifford Williams
 has performed with renowned companies such as Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Compañia Nacional De Danza under the direction of Nacho Duato. He has partnered with Misty Copeland, and served as assistant director and choreographer for the television show So You Think You Can Dance. Mr. Williams is certified in teaching the official Contemporary Ballet technique of Complexions and has recently been appointed as Artist-in-Residence for the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company.



For additional information, email or call: dance@chapman.edu or (714) 744-7040.