HCA Dance + Theatre
HCA Dance + Theatre (HCADT) was founded in partnership with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) in 2001 as an incorporated non-profit organization. Now the professionally-focused charitable arm of the HCA organization, HCADT has grown to encompass four flagship events, featuring a wide variety of professional dance, music, theatre, and visual artists. Artistic and Executive Director Vitek Wincza has produced numerous dance productions, arts festivals and showcase performances, and has been awarded internationally for his work. He is a 2017 City of Hamilton Gallery of Distinction Recipient.
Other artistic achievements include an ongoing partnership with Dusk Dances as a local licensee, and Displacement, a multi-arts production in partnership with the Harbourfront Next Steps Series with Robert Glumbek, composer Christos Hatzis, visual artist Vessna Perunovich, and featuring the Penderecki String Quartet.
HCADT's classical music series has run for over seventeen years. In 2021, the concert series grew into the Performing Arts Sunday Series, or PASS, keeping the tradition of live music alive for contemporary audiences, but producing complementary theatre and dance works to highlight and better reflect contemporary issues.
The HCA Black Box Theatre was built during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving HCA Dance + Theatre an opportunity to expand our artistic horizons.
HCA Dance + Theatre enriches the artistic and cultural landscape of Hamilton with high-quality professional performing arts presentations and artist development.
To cultivate a professional artistic environment for future generations in Hamilton and beyond.
Meet the Team
The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts is situated on the land of the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
HCA is committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. We aim to foster an environment of compassion and belonging to ensure students, instructors, staff, and all entrants to the building feel respected, heard, and celebrated. We are committed to continuous growth and development as we learn how to better create a more inclusive and equitable environment.