Uniting communities through the universal power of dance

Winner of the U.S. State Department's "Award For Excellence in Cultural Diplomacy and Dance”

News

Art & Dance Across Cultures with SFMOMA!
Art & Dance Across Cultures with SFMOMA!
Join Our Spring Season Luncheon on June 6th!
Join Our Spring Season Luncheon on June 6th!
May 17th, Online—20 Years of Children's Day at the SF War Memorial Opera House!
May 17th, Online—20 Years of Children's Day at the SF War Memorial Opera House!
Introducing: Your Favorite Lunchtime Workout Series!
Introducing: Your Favorite Lunchtime Workout Series!
#PDTfam member pushing for racial equity at the Paris Opera
#PDTfam member pushing for racial equity at the Paris Opera
Now Enrolling for Spring 2021!
Now Enrolling for Spring 2021!
Sherene Melania talks PDT on George Koster's Voices of the Community
Sherene Melania talks PDT on George Koster's Voices of the Community
PDT in the SF Examiner!
PDT in the SF Examiner!
Now Enrolling: Ballet & Broadway Winter Intensive Dec 7-19, 2020
Now Enrolling: Ballet & Broadway Winter Intensive Dec 7-19, 2020
Beyond The Land Of Sweets: A Holiday Drive-In on Dec. 3!
Beyond The Land Of Sweets: A Holiday Drive-In on Dec. 3!
Onward & Upward: Dancing Through A Global Pandemic 11/12/20
Onward & Upward: Dancing Through A Global Pandemic 11/12/20
World Wide Ballet Day Master Classes 10/29 & 10/30
World Wide Ballet Day Master Classes 10/29 & 10/30

Events

The Little Lantern Ballet©
The Little Lantern Ballet©
Beyond The Land Of Sweets: A Holiday Drive-In on Dec. 3, 2020!
Beyond The Land Of Sweets: A Holiday Drive-In on Dec. 3, 2020!
Join Presidio Dance Theatre and Fort Mason Flix for a special holiday family movie night—from your car! 
Children's Day at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House NOW ONLINE
Children's Day at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House NOW ONLINE
If you want to attend one of our performances, you can buy tickets online
About Us
Training new generations of passionate global citizens
Presidio Dance Theatre (PDT) is a program of the Presidio Performing Arts Foundation (PPAF). PPAF’s mission is to create cultural change, global dialogue and human connection through the artistry of dance. PPAF preserves, enhances and presents dance, music and theatre traditions in their historical context, increasing public knowledge and appreciation of peoples and art forms throughout the world.
Programs
Presidio Dance Theatre views all its programs through the lens of social justice. We see dance as the most accessible vehicle to promote compassion, understanding and equity.

Testimonials

Governor Newsom
State of California

Presidio Dance Theatre inspires the citizens of California with the universal power of dance, creating works that uplift ...

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Tom DeCaigny
Director of Cultural Affairs, City of SF

Presidio Dance Theatre is a treasured San Francisco institution! Under Melania’s leadership, PDT has distinguished itself as a ...

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Chuck Collins
President & CEO, YMCA of San Francisco

PDT is a shining example of youth development through the arts! Their work excels beyond dance, creating life ...

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Awards and Accolades

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