About Peninsula Ballet Theatre

Peninsula Ballet Theatre was founded in 1967 by Dick Ford and Richard Gibson as the non-profit performing vehicle for students in their ballet school, then Peninsula Ballet School. In 1971 the first professional dancers trained outside the school were hired to form a separate permanent company, the Bay Area's second oldest professional ballet company in continuous operations. Gregory Amato took the helm as Artistic Director in early 2017, and since then has cultivated a company of professional dancers that performs a full season of wide-ranging repertory.

In 2010 we transformed a former Circuit City big box store into a 30,000 square foot regional arts center. We have five dance studios plus a pilates studio. We offer workshops and dance training in all genres plus a number of dance fitness classes. We host two local fine arts organizations who present a gallery of local artists. Members of the community present a number of activities from poetry reading to soirees with artists from all disciplines. 

Now Peninsula Ballet celebrates 50 golden years serving the residents of the greater Peninsula. 


Peninsula Ballet Theatre is San Mateo County's iconic arts organization.

We are celebrating 50 years of service to the greater Bay Area.

Contact Us

1880 S. Grant St.
San Mateo, CA 94402

The Company (650) 342-3262

The Conservatory (650) 342-3228

We now offer tours of PBT to prospective students and families!

Please see our Conservatory page or email us for more information or to book a tour. 

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