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Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre

News & Updates

It's Donor Appreciation Time!

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The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre would like to acknowledge Louise Kellogg, Distinguished Professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, UC Davis, and her husband Douglas Neuhauser, retired Information Systems Manager in the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley, for their generous and continued support that has lasted decades. Louise sat on the PTDT board of directors for almost two decades, volunteering her time, energy and wisdom in support of our mission. Together they also generously supported the PTDT as donors.


We would like to especially thank Doug for his continued incredibly generous support, after Louise’s passing, naming the theater in honor of her memory. Together they have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the continued success of our work in the community.

We would also like to sincerely thank our other season supporters;

Thomas S Nesbitt, MD & Lisa DeAmicis (for over three decades of supporting our work!)

Susan Gelber (In memory of Eric Gelber...He was my music, I am his dance.)

Eva Hess

Melinda Waring

Linda Clevenger & Seth Brunner (for over three decades of suppor

Jennifer Schultens

Mary Francesca Wright

Solveig & Horst Eltner

Jeanette & Martin Panchula


We had a wonderful fall concert that opened to live audiences, followed by Something for the Holidays, a joint celebration with dancers from the company and the Dance Workshop celebrating the holiday season. We're now preparing for the 2023 Davis Dance Project: Art in 4 Dimensions. This collaborative project brings together multiple visual artists, musicians, poets, and choreographers to create unique experiences for audiences.



This year's Dance Project began with several works by local artists Parto Aram, Analisa Bevan,  Robin Lee Carlson, Joan Jarvis, and Binuta Sudhakaran. Choreographers Ann Dragich, Erin Dunning, Taylor Herrera, Tase', and Pamela Trokanski then chose different pieces to work with, creating choreography for each painting. Musicians Hank Lawson and Meri Superak brought music to many of the pieces, and Allegra Silberstein and Kari Wergeland brought poetry. In addition, Sterling Anderson has submitted a short clip of a scene from Inglorious Basterds, illustrating how words, set design, and camera work can also create a work of art.


In addition to our work in concert, our other programs continue to thrive.

As you may know, our programs include Dance for Parkinson's which provides free classes for people with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers in both Davis and Sacramento, the Second Wind Dance class which provides free weekly classes for adults 65 and older, the week-long summer camp called Moving Words which focuses on academic enrichment for school-age children in reading and writing, and more.

The Second Wind classes are now held in person, although we are keeping the zoom option available for those who prefer it. Due to the demand for these classes, we've now added a second weekly class. Our Dance for Parkinson's program also moved to in-person in January, for both the Davis and Sacramento classes, while also keeping the zoom option available for those who need it.

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