Peninsula Ballet Theatre

Peninsula Ballet Theatre was founded in 1967 by Dick Ford and Richard Gibson as the non-profit performing vehicle for students in their ballet school, then Peninsula Ballet School. In 1971 the first professional dancers trained outside the school were hired to form a separate permanent professional company. Since that time Peninsula Ballet Theatre has become the largest employer of professional artists in San Mateo County and its only professional dance company.

PBT now performs in venues throughout the Bay Area including East Bay. We have grown our permanent staff to five full time equivalents. In 1999, our volunteer auxiliary produced the first Annual Sugar Plum Ball as a primary fundraiser. In 2000 we contracted our first permanent professional dancers on an annual basis and introduced a 45 piece, full symphonic orchestra to our ‘Nutcracker’ production; symbolizing the great strides made by the Company and further evidence that the model and vision developed by the Board of Trustees is one that is working well for the greater San Francisco Peninsula.

To take our Company to the next level and continue our commitment to artistic excellence, in July 2009 Bruce Steivel joined PBT as Artistic Director. Furthering our artistic excellence we have the privilege of Carlos Carvajal's continuing guidance as Choreographer and Director Emeritus. Chris Christensen has served as our orchestra conductor since 2000.

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Persons

  • Anttonucci, Gina
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Armendariz, Edilsa
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Beeks, Nichole
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Benson, Adrianna
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Bernstein, Bobby
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Brown, Michelle
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Carnes, Anna
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Chambers, DuRron
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Cottam, Nathan
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Crank, Jeremiah
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Fitzmorris, Lindsey
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Harrington, Darcy
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Hix, Chelsea
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Kozlova, Elena
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Kreamer, Jacob
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Lepe, Edgar Lopez
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Ligon, David Van
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • MacBride, Cason
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Marciano, Amelia
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Martinez, Norberto
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • McGovern, Amanda
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Neal, Melinda
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Sedik, Tania
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Segundo, John
    Classical Ballet / Dancer
  • Venter, Alexandra
    Classical Ballet / Dancer