The first tendencies in contemporary dance started to appear in Slovakia after 1990. Among the first generation of Slovak choreographers and dancers of 90s belongs Marta Polákova, Monika Certezni, Anna Sedláčková, or Lucia Holinová.
Marta Polákova established A dato as the first professional dance group aspiring towards new tendencies in contemporary dance. In 2008, together with other artists, she founded Laban Atelier Bratislava, a project which ambition is to bring the theory and philosophy of Rudolf Laban into practice.
Choreographer and dance educator Šárka Ondrišová founded elledanse, a dance school and theatre in 2007. Since its establishment, she has sought to profile elledanse as an alternative theatre, orientated towards contemporary trends.
Zuzana Hájková established the Štúdio tanca Dance Theatre in Banská Bystrica, in the middle of Slovakia. It has presented various authorial projects, the role of which is to bring contemporary dance and the philosophy of modern dance theatre.
Choreographer Mira Kovařová established the international festival of contemporary dance Bratislava in Movement.
The young generation of Slovak contemporary dancers and choreographers create the performances of contemporary scenic dance and physical theatre, open space for independent artists, choreographers and interpreters and also for quest soloists or ensembles. Performances of contemporary scenic dance and physical theatre continue in the activities of the Contemporary Dance Association – AST, established by dancer and choreographer Petra Fornayová, or in Bratislava in Movement.
Debris Company, specialized in physical theatre, works in Bratislava under the leadership of director director Jozef Vlk and the choreographer Stanislava Vlčeková. Some choreographers of contemporary dance cooperate with classical theatre institutions (e.g. The Slovak National Theatre).
Many Slovak choreographers work abroad or cooperate in international project: in Greece Jozef Fruček with RootlessRoot Company, in Belgium Les Slovaks, Stanislav Dobák and Peter Šavel, in Austria Tomáš Danielis, in the Czech Republic Lucia Kašiarová, Jaro Viňarský, Soňa Ferienčíkova, Martina Hajdyla-Lacová, Milan Kozánek or Zuna Kozankova.
The Slovak dancer and choreographer Jaro Viňarský has been awarded the prestigious Bessie award in 2013 for his performance called The Painted Bird.
Choreographer Petra Fornayová, or the company Neskorý zber present innovative projects which connect different kinds of art: dance, literature, music, video, culture research or science.