Eugene Joseph's Trinidad Dance Theatre (TDT) is the premier dance school of Trinidad and Tobago. Established over 40 years, TDT has sustained by carrying on a tradition of dance and the relentless pursuit of excellence in training, performance and experimentation.
TDT operates primarily as a Dance School operating at four studios throughout Trinidad, as well as a Performing Dance Company.
We are continually expanding our programs to awaken the individual, especially our children, to their natural creativity and abilities, thereby introducing a new element in the academic learning process.
We are committed to improving the quality of life of our citizens through Dance. We encourage them to understand and explore the unlimited power within which is intrinsic to all.
TDT Performing Dance Company, under the directorship of Eugene and Jessica Joseph, has produced several shows for stage and television, both locally and internationally.The Company has performed throughout Europe, USA, Canada, and the Caribbean. It was the first Caribbean dance company to perform at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
From 1971-1974, TDT collaborated with Aubrey Adams to produce "Ambakaila", the first local show that created a tremendous impact locally and internationally. With this production , TDT performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, New York Central Park and for the Macy's Day Parade, Parc Floral in Paris, and the Riviera in the South of France.
In 1983, with the assistance of the Partners of America International Organization, we performed at the famous Landmark Theater in Syracuse New York, and conducted lectures / demonstrations at the Syracuse University and other colleges and schools throughout New York State.
Hosted and performed with the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company (from Syracuse, New York).
Our most recent international touring took place in 1999 and 2000 where we performed in Martinique and Venezuela.
- Performed extensively locally and throughout the Caribbean, Venezuela, Europe , United States and Canada
- Conducted Master Classes in Caribbean Dance and Traditions at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, the Syracuse University and the Medgar Evers College in New York (US)
- Received Trinidad & Tobago National Award for Contribution to the Arts – Humming Bird Medal (Silver)
- Founding Member& Past President of the Trinidad & Tobago National Dance Association
- Board Member of the Music and Entertainment Committee of the 1999 Ms Universe Pageant held in Trinidad
- Committee member for the World Steelband Festival 2000 held in Trinidad
- Served on the Government appointed National Cultural Committee for the drafting of the Trinidad & Tobago National Cultural Policy