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,
September 7, from 1:30-4:00pm 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 2013
- June 2014.
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
"It is those intimate disclosures that set fire to the
But wait! There's more!
The PTDT has an Apprentice Company, going
into its fourth year. Auditions will take place
in early September. Go to the Apprentice
Company page and find out more!
Audition date for The Third Stage Dance
Company, a multi-generational,
contemporary dance company, also take
place in September. Go to the Third Stage
page to find out more!