Throughout the year, students have three performance opportunities:  

  • The Nutcracker (by audition only)  
  • Conservatory In Concert (open to all enrolled students)
  • Summer Showings (open to all students registering for the Summer Intensive)


The Conservatory In Concert enables students to share all they have learned in class throughout the year with an elegant performance on the stage at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. This is an excellent opportunity for parents, friends and family to witness the growth and development of all of our dancers at PDT. There are no costume fees. Each participating dancer purchases eight tickets to the performance held in late April on a Saturday afternoon. Dancers enrolled in the Pre-Professional Division of the Conservatory are expected to participate as learning choreography and performing are part of a full dance education.

Date: May 12, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m.


PDT’s Summer Showings gives dancers an opportunity to perform a variety of styles for their family and friends. It is a casual late afternoon performance held on the last Friday of the intensive in the Studio Theater. Tickets are priced low but limited in quantity due to space.

Date: Friday, August 3rd

Time: TBA

The Nutcracker auditions take place in early October and are open to anyone over the age of 8. This is an incredible opportunity for the PDT Conservatory students to dance alongside professional PDT Company members at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Student roles are organized and determined by height and ability. Students are required to attend every rehearsal, without exception, and parents are required to volunteer for three out of nine shows. More details about the show and volunteering are available at the audition.

Public performances | 2017

December 9, 10, 16, 17

TIME: 2:00 pm

December 22 & 23

Time: 1:00 PM