Instructors
Instructors

Instructors

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Sherene Melania
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Sherene Melania

Lead Instructor
Sherene is an accomplished performing artist, choreographer and arts educator. She specializes in youth development and cultural diplomacy through dance. ...
Matthew Ebert
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Matthew Ebert

Ballet & Pointe Conditioning
A Bay Area native, Matthew began his formal training with San Francisco Ballet School. As a student, he performed in ...
Lara Jean Mummert
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Lara Jean Mummert

Jazz & Lyrical
Lara Jean Mummert (Choreographer/Dancer) - BFA Dance Summa Cum Laude, SUNY Purchase. Lara is originally from San Francisco, CA. She ...
Levander Moore
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Levander Moore

Dance Instructor
Traci Finch
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Traci Finch

Guest Teaching Artist
Traci has danced with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, specifically the notable Forever Balanchine: Farewell performances at the Kennedy Center’s Opera ...

How We Teach At Prestigio Dance Theatre

Presidio Dance Theatre is a non profit performing dance company with a school dedicated to rigorous ballet, folk and character dance training and performance for children and adults, grounded in deep cultural engagement and connection. PDT's repertoire of 200 dances from 30 nations includes superlative costuming that draws from a variety of international cultures and historic dance traditions.

Each year, PDT trains new generations of globally sensitive dancers and creates and stages performances reaching thousands of people. Unusually rich performance opportunities abound at PDT because Sherene Melania, PDT's artistic director, believes in the universal power of dance to open possibilities for global dialogue and human connection – for bringing people together.
Sherene Melania was the first young American student ever to attend the Ballet Specialty & Choreography program of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia.
She sits on the San Francisco Arts Commission representing dance and arts education, and has a Masters of Arts in Education from Harvard.
PDT was founded in 1998. Previously in San Francisco's Presidio, it is now located at 1950 Page Street in San Francisco.

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