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Founded in 1985 under the direction of Shery Gilbert 

Offering superior training in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Pilates for students of all ages and levels!

Lead by RACD Faculty Natalie Jameson and Shawn Vitale.

Richter Dance Company Faculty will include: 

Natalie Jameson, Shawn Vitale, LJ Tashiro Nafarette, Sheri Giller, Rachel Soltesz, Kristi Waltrous

Please contact us at or (949) 916-9979

for more information or to register for classes.

LDT Now Enrolling for 2024
Schedule your Placement Class Today.
Email us at or call 949-855-4702


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“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” 
― Martha Graham




Laguna Dance Theatre has been serving Orange County since 1985. LDT has earned the reputation as a leader in professional dance training. The distinguished faculty is dedicated to providing the highest caliber of training in classical and contemporary ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Our Pre-Professional Division is a Vagnova based ballet program offered in a professional enviroment with a strong emphasis on technique. We also offer a children's division for ages 3+ consiting of Ballet/Tap and Jazz/Tap combination classes. Graduates of LDT include Miranda Weese,Principal with NYCB, Kristin D'Addario Miami City Ballet, Brittany Reid Pacific Northwest Ballet, Shay Luvey, Nevada Ballet Theatre, and Lauren Richter Henry Bucharest National Opera Ballet. We provide the best dance education for the aspiring professional as well as for those simply wanting to experience the joy of dance, develop discipline, raise self-esteem, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


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Laguna Dance Theatre

23854 Vía Fabricante f3

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

(949) 855-4702

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