Alaska Dance Theatre (ADT) was founded in 1981 and is the premiere non-profit dance organization in Alaska. A volunteer Board of Trustees governs ADT. The Board is charged with raising funds to assist in keeping the programs affordable. ADT is supported by contributions from individuals, businesses, corporations, and foundations, the Municipality of Anchorage, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Board Members


Jonathan White

Vice President 

Krista Schwarting


Paul Provencio


Nicole Dunne


Margret Baker
Amanda Cantrell

Samantha LaPierre

Lori Moore


School Philosophy

ADT provides training in a variety of classical ballet styles, including Russian, French and Italian techniques, as well as various contemporary dance styles. Classes are offered for student’s ages 18 months through adult and accommodates both recreational and career pursuits. ADT strives to offer numerous dance styles, and workshops with guest artists and companies. Dance is an artistic and athletic skill. ADT instructors endeavor to help all students learn dance and theatre technique through careful attention to proper alignment, anatomical, and physiological differences.  ADT has a genuine commitment to helping each student realize their greatest potential. 

Mission Statement

Alaska Dance Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest caliber of artistic education for dance and theatre arts for all ages in the state of Alaska.

The Studio Facility

Alaska Dance Theatre’s facility was made possible by generous donations from the Rasmuson Foundation, John Rubini and Suzanne La Pierre, The MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

ADT is proud to have five dance studios dedicated to some of our sponsors:

Steam Dot Studio

26’ X 38’

RIM Design Studio

37’ X 33’

Davis Constructors Studio

45' X 44'

JL Properties Studio 

44’ X 46’

GCI Studio

24’ X 44’



All studios have a stereo system that is compatible with MP3 players.


State of the art speakers hung every 5’ for an even sound coverage.


Conference Room/Kitchen area with refrigerator, sink, microwave available with cleaning fee.


Pianos available.


Restrooms with showers and lockers available.


Waiting/Lobby area.


The Alice Bassler Sullivan Theatre (ABS)

A black box theatre space with a seating capacity of 110 comprised of the GCI and JL Properties Studios


Risers for tiered seating available.

Pre-School Dance classes

Toddler dance classes

Childrens Dance Classes

Childrens Ballet classes

Dance Classes for Kids

Ballet Classes for Kids

Jazz Classes for Kids

Tap Classes for kids

Modern Dance Classes

Home school dance classes

Alaska Dance Theatre is funded in part by contributions from businesses, individuals and foundations including: Alaska State Council on the Arts, Atwood Foundation, Municipality of Anchorage, the National Endowment on the Arts and the Block Foundation.

Alaska Dance Theatre Est. 1981

550 E. 33rd Ave

Anchorage, AK 99503




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