Youth Company
Youth Company

Youth Company

Over two decades of training talented young dancers for the stage and the world.

Presidio Dance Theatre's Youth Company provides young dancers, ages 5 to 18, with the opportunity to study Vaganova-style Ballet, Folk, Character & Historical Court Dance, and perform alongside the Adult Company in PDT Signature Productions. Youth Company students have been accepted into professional dance companies, college dance programs and summer programs with Kirov, Royal, Bolshoi and American Ballet Theaters. 

The Youth Company's elite division and ensemble classes welcome both pre-professional students and budding arts' enthusiasts. Training emphasizes cultural context, mastery of choreography, and performance skills. Dancers attend year-round classes, specialty master classes, dance intensives and summer camps. 80% of our graduating seniors earn dance scholarships at  universities including Stanford, Columbia, NYU, Chapman and Duke. 10% of our graduates are working artists. Recent alumnae are working in international dance companies (Australian National Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago), on Broadway (“Mean Girls” and “Finding Neverland”), and PDT’s adult company.

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Ensemble Class

An opportunity for all students to be part of the company; emphasis on character and folk dance with classical ballet

Students attend 1-3 days/week, depending on age/level.

Casting in ensemble roles in PDT productions

Invitations for international tours/young ambassador events

Elite Division

Rigorous program of classical ballet, pointe, character and folk dance

Students attend 2-5 days/week, depending on age/level.

Priority casting for featured roles in PDT productions

Priority invitations for international tours/young ambassador events

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