Peninsula Dance Theatre (PDT) is a non-profit 501c, Performing Arts Company. It is our mission to provide a supportive environment in which to explore the world of dance, and to expand the horizons of our youth. We promote teamwork, self-discipline, confidence and health, all of which lead to success and enrichment of the entire community. With this mission our company members receive professional instruction, scholarship opportunities, and performance opportunities to advance their art. We also give back to our community. PDT provides complimentary tickets to non-profit fundraisers, discounted tickets to retirement homes and local high schools’ drama departments and military discounts to our local troops. PDT was incorporated in 1973 and we are proud to be celebrating our 49th year of bringing performance opportunities to the community. PDT has worked hard to develop a level of dance that is equal to those found in larger cities. Each year PDT sponsors three performances. A traditional Nutcracker performed with the Peninsula Ballet Orchestra, Choreography Showcase featuring new works by local and world-renowned choreographers, and a classic Spring Ballet. It is important for PDT to produce a high quality show, in order to give their young artists and community a professional experience in Kitsap County.
This year PDT was able to present a shortened version of the Nutcracker to over 2300 school children, for a performance that has become a traditional field trip for many of Kitsap Peninsula's educators and their students. Peninsula Ballet Orchestra played for our matinee and evening show on December 3rd, and our matinee on December 4th.
On April 29 and 30th PDT will present The Sleeping Beauty from our repertoire of ballet classics. Many company members from the last 49 years have gone on to professional careers as performers and choreographers. From the youngest dancer to the most experienced , PDT's shows are the result of a total love for, and commitment to, dance as an art.