November 23, 2019

Dance Informa magazine offered a tribute to great dancer and artist, Alicia Alonso in the November 5, 2019  magazine edition.  The article chronicles her life and achievements. Read more about Alicia's life and all that she did for the world of dance.

August 20, 2018

Heather Whitley is a dancer and a dance coach at the Valley Dance Theatre.  When she's not performing in the Nutcracker or teaching choreography to children, she works at the Lawrence Livermore Lab as a scientist.  She's driven by her work as a scientist and researcher...

February 3, 2018

Do you ever get a correction from one of your instructors that you don't entirely understand? Hopefully this will help clear up any confusions!

So what does it mean when teachers say "pull up your knees!"? Well many Russian dancers use this technique of engaging the qua...

January 10, 2018

Late last year, I had the opportunity to go to Stanford and take a couple classes offered in the Stanford Splash Program. One class that I really enjoyed was called Dancing Up the Glass Escalator, in which we explored gender inequality in ballet. 

Studies show that in l...

September 17, 2017

Valley Dance Theatre has a multitude of dancers with a wide array of different skills and abilities. This allows our choreographers to create amazing pieces with intricate moves and steps. One choreographer that pushes the limits of every dancer, is Genoa Sperske. We a...

August 28, 2017

Tis the season when ballet dancers begin preparing for the Nutcracker. Auditions are right around the corner, and most dancers have just had a break. A small vacation is always nice, but dancers soon need to get back to ballet. 

            Auditions can be the most str...

August 11, 2017

 Valley Dance Theatre has a mission to bring the world of ballet to local audiences. They are focused on giving every dancer the opportunity to explore their art and present it to the world. Most dance studios in our area concentrate more on competitions, which normall...

August 10, 2017

My name is Tessarae, and I have been going to Valley Dance Theatre since 2009. Last Nutcracker I played the parts of Sugarplum Fairy and Arabian. I have been dancing since I was two and a half, but I only started getting serious about it when I got to VDT.  This year,...

September 27, 2015

The Valley Dance Theatre performs a full staged production of the Nutcracker each year.

January 3, 2014

In a display of both sheer elegance and vibrant energy, Valley Dance Theatre’s “Spring Rep” showcases the joy of dance through excerpts from the grand ballets together with other short works. For more than three decades, Valley Dance Theatre performances have entertain...

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2247 Second Street, Suite B

Livermore CA 94550


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