About Us

Valley Dance Theatre

Valley Dance Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ballet company dedicated to advancing the cultural appreciation of the art of dance by providing exceptional, professionally staged performances.

Valley Dance Theatre (VDT) was formed in 1980 by Betsy Hausburg and Penny Tomasello with the goal of providing performance opportunities for talented local dancers and bringing affordable, quality ballet performances to the valley. The Company, which operates on a volunteer basis and has provided professional-quality productions to the Tri-Valley region for over 30 years. It is also currently the resident ballet company of the Bankhead Theater - this beautiful, 500 seat theater is the cultural center of the vibrant arts community of the Tri-Valley.

Every year, the Company presents two professionally staged productions. During the holiday season, accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony, the Company presents a full-length performance of the beloved favorite, The Nutcracker.  In addition, the Company stages a mid-year showcase of our local talent and choreography.

Valley Dance Theatre runs an affiliated school designed to offer the highest caliber of classical dance training in the East Bay. Visit The School of the Valley Dance Theatre.