The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is a contemporary
dance company based in Davis, California. Since its first
concert in spring 1985, the PTDT has presented 28 full
seasons of premiere works, repertory pieces, and community
outreach programs, including their "Dance in Public Places"
series, Lecture/Demonstrations for elementary school children
and the community, the Davis Dance Project and often
incorporating "non-traditional" dancers into concert works.
Under the "umbrella" of the PTDT, are two other performance
companies. The PTDT Apprentice Company is for younger,
serious, dancers who would like the opportunity to build both
technique and performance skills. The Third Stage is a
multi-generational, contemporary company, with dancers
ranging in age from 9 - 90.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 26, from
1:00-4:00pm for all three companies: Pamela Trokanski
Dance Theatre, PTDT Apprentice Company, and The
Interested in being a part of the company's work?
Pamela is always on the look out for dancers, volunteers are
always welcome, as are working board members, and since
the PTDT is a 501c3, non-profit organization, you can also
make tax deductible donations that help support our
performance season. For more information contact Pamela at
the Dance Workshop
PTDT Company requirements?
You are an Intemediate/Advanced level in contemporary
dance. Company dancers take a minimum of five classes a
week at the Dance Workshop, including both high level
contemporary classes and a ballet or jazz class, and attend
Sunday rehearsals. Dancers commit for the full season,
running from September 2017 - June 2018.
Please note that the requirements vary for the Apprentice
Company and The Third Stage.
Want to know more? Contact Pamela at the Dance
Workshop and/or Become a fan on Facebook and find out the
latest news on what's happening with the company!
Find out why the critics say:
Bob Dunning of the Davis Enterprise:
"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."
--Sacramento Bee Dance Critic Jim Carnes
"Lest there be any confusion about whether or not the creation
of dance is at once an intellectual, spiritual and physical
endeavor, the proof of the argument is readily available...at the
Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre...the work is impressive,
powerful and polished."
"Pamela Trokanski would seem to be a choreographer who
can make dances out of anything."
"It is those intimate disclosures that set fire to the dance floor."