Best of State

Odyssey Dance Theatre voted Best of State in Dance for 17th year in a row, and Odyssey Dancer Laura Brick has won Best Individual Dancer!

Odyssey Dance Theatre has been selected Best of State in Dance 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as well as the entire Arts and Entertainment Category 2007 and 2015.

Company Founder and Artistic Director Derryl Yeager was selected Best Choreographer 2009; Former Associate Artistic Director/Principal Dancer Eldon Johnson, Best Individual Dancer 2010; Associate Artistic Director/Principal Dancer Veronica Cabling, Best Individual Dancer 2012; Former Principal Dancer Dayna Marshall, Best Individual Dancer 2013; Principal Dancer Darby Standing, Best Individual Dancer 2021; and Junior Company Odyssey 2, Best Youth Dance Group 2011 and 2012.

Judges consider three categories – achievement, innovation and contribution to quality of life. Best of State recognizes those who have demonstrated achievement in their field and have produced superior results and outcomes; have differentiated themselves in positive ways from others within their field through innovation or creativity in techniques; and have made Utah a better place to live.