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Meet the Companies

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The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre has been presenting concerts in the Davis, Sacramento, and Northern California region since 1985. Comprised of highly trained, athletic dancers, the company has given full seasons of concerts for 37 years, including throughout the pandemic, when we went online and posted our concert works free to all.


One of our favorite reviews of all time really says it all:

“Davis choreographer Pamela Trokanski is perhaps unique among local dance creators in being able to marry autobiography, popular culture and universal concern into works of surprising seriousness and humor.” — Jim Carnes, Sacramento Bee critic

The Third Stage is a multi-generational, contemporary company, with dancers ranging in age from 8 to 80+.


It was created in 1994, based on Trokanski's belief that "Dance is not the sole property of a technically trained elite, but a form of expression, communication, and creative endeavor that belongs to all people of all ages.”

The PTDT Apprentice Company was created in 2009 and is designed for younger, serious minded, dancers who would like a pre-professional experience in concert dance.

Dancers working with the main company are often ages 9 and older, and have several years of contemporary training and who would like to work on performance skills.

The Light Ballet Company is our newest company, created in 2018, bringing dancers for whom contemporary ballet is their "first language", into the work that we do.

LBC's Artistic Director is Taylor Herrera and she brings beautifully lyrical and athletic choreography, emphasizing her strong sense of musicality, into the work that we do.


Interested in working with the companies?

Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre

                ... Made to Move

Our concert season runs from September to early May (May dates are often dependent on the season's performance schedule and vary a bit from year to year.) Auditions are usually held in either late August or early September with dates posted on our website.

If you are interested in finding out more about working with the companies, please contact us and ask to be put on our mailing list so we can let you know when audition dates are set.

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