Uniting communities through the universal power of dance

Winner of the U.S. State Department award, “Distinguished Service in Cultural Diplomacy through Dance”
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What's New

Beyond the Land of Sweets
Beyond the Land of Sweets
December 8, 2019, 3pm
The Little Lantern Ballet
The Little Lantern Ballet
May 23, 2020, The Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Children's Day at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Children's Day at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
At The San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Young Ambassadors Tour to Ireland
Young Ambassadors Tour to Ireland
June 2019
Annual Spring Pink Slipper Club Gala
Annual Spring Pink Slipper Club Gala
The Metropolitan Club, San Francisco
City-Wide Audition on October 24, 2019
City-Wide Audition on October 24, 2019
If you want to attend one of our performances, you can buy tickets online
About Us
Training new generations of globally sensitive dancers every year
Presidio Dance Theatre (PDT)'s mission is to create cultural change, global dialogue and human connection through the artistry of dance. Founded in 1998 by Judy Bretschneider, PDT is a unique multigenerational dance community where students are encouraged to dig deeper within themselves – as humans and as global citizens – and engage dance as a tool to help others.
Programs
Led by Artistic Director Sherene Melania, the award-winning Presidio Dance Theatre offers high-quality artistic and technical training in Vaganova style ballet, character dance, and folk dance. PDT dancers have made seven international tours and perform annually at venerated San Francisco performing arts venues including the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, the Herbst Theatre and the Palace of Fine Arts.

Awards and Accolades

What People Say About Us

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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Latest News

CITY WIDE AUDITION
CITY WIDE AUDITION
Lord Mayor of Cork Mick Finn Visits PDT
Lord Mayor of Cork Mick Finn Visits PDT
Children's Day at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Children's Day at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Pink Slipper Club Gala
Pink Slipper Club Gala

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