Alberta Dance Theatre (formally Children in Dance) was founded in 1979 by Gayda Errett and Eleanor Laishley. The first year's performance was an interpretation of three nursery rhymes. That year, the cast was composed of 18 dancers and performances were held in local libraries.
Since the first show in 1980, the cast has grown to include over 50 members with shows held in professional theatres in both Calgary and Lethbridge. The creative visions of the artistic directors have provided a variety of wonderful performances ranging from adaptations of traditional stories to completely original productions, aimed at audiences of all ages.
With continued growth, ADT has become integral to the Alberta arts community and continues to provide unique opportunities for young performers and quality family entertainment.
If you are a Children in Dance or Alberta Dance Theatre alumnus, please get in touch to be added to our alumni contacts.