Peninsula Ballet Theatre's History

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 professional company.  

To take our Company to the next level and continue our commitment to artistic excellence, in July 2017 Gregory Amato joined PBT as Artistic Director.  Furthering our artistic excellence we have the privilege of Carlos Carvajal’s continuing guidance as Choreographer and Director Emeritus.

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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