Jaberi Dance Theatre is a Dora nominated, Toronto-based company that creates contemporary and inter-disciplinary performance art.

Known for compelling narratives and strong imagery, the company’s work has been described as “bold,” “evocative” and “a poetic and urgent blending of dance and politics” (My Entertainment World).

Jaberi Dance Theatre (JDT) is a not-for-profit performing arts organization established in 2015 and based in Toronto, Canada. Guided by the values of research, collaboration, and intersectionality, JDT convenes artists with activists, scholars, and community leaders around contemporary global issues. The company’s repertoire includes a collection of original works across multiple disciplines that is thoughtfully curated by Artistic Director Roshanak Jaberi, with a particular focus on women’s stories.

JDT offers original stage and site-specific dance-theatre productions, dance films and interactive digital projects, performance art installations, master workshops and professional development opportunities, research and creative residencies, commissions for guest choreographers and advocacy initiatives through its artistic platform.


To create and put forth new narratives that address social and political issues, provoke meaningful discourse, and inspire our audiences and collaborators to play an active role in shaping the world we live in.



To harness the power of the arts to create a world with freedom and dignity for all.