Presidio Dance Theatre is an acclaimed multi-generational performance company, ballet-based, specializing in dance from many regions of the world and with award-winning arts education programs.
S.F. Weekly Names PRESIDIO DANCE THEATRE:
BEST DANCE COMPANY IN SAN FRANCISCO, May 2009
"Dance habitués who like their movement with an international flavor needn't rely on the annual Ethnic Dance Festival alone to feed their fancy. Presidio Dance Theatre has effortlessly employed a global aesthetic for the more than 100 pieces in its repertory. That means moves specific to a certain culture are never marginalized and separated from the rest of the show. Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Sherene Melania has whipped up a tantalizingly diverse ensemble of principal dancers trained in modern and traditional styles, all the while ensuring that all the elements fit together. Showcases with themes like "Dancing Across Cultures" and guest choreographers with routines including the Turkish dances of the Black Sea and the Iranian dances of the Qajar court illuminate without being pedantic. The theater also has a slew of intensive summer camps and classes for kids, while adults can dabble in everything from Greek folk dancing to flamenco."
-SF Weekly, May 2009
Presidio Dance Theatre endeavors to preserve, enhance, and present the artistic, classical and cultural traditions of dance, music, and theatre through performances imbued with international perspective and inclusiveness that acknowledges the extraordinary diversity of our community.
Presidio Dance Theatre: A Professional Production Company
Led by Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer, Sherene Melania, the Company of international artists annually presents Winter and Spring Seasons with an original repertoire of over 100 works. It performs for prestigious national events and has been featured internationally on television. The Company tours on the East Cost in Spring; Internationally in Summer; and Statewide in Fall. Costumes for the Company are designed and created primarily by the artists and designers of the Mariinsky Theatre Artshop (Kirov Ballet) of Saint Petersburg, Russia.