Visionary Dance Theatre is a San Diego-based dance theatre company, established in January 2009



  • Create a community of diverse individuals.
  • Provide a nurturing platform for emerging, professional and veteran artists that will allow them to find creative freedom.
  • Provide an environment of learning, opportunity, and professionalism where youth and individuals can grow.
  • Serve the community by providing access to the performing arts for talented youth and individuals that would otherwise not have the opportunity.
  • Seek out professional artists that will join us in our mission and embody our values.


  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Professionalism
  • Volunteerism
  • Giving Back to the Community

Driven by the Vision of Artistic Director Spencer John Powell, VDT strives to enrich the community and its own company members through the shared experience of dance, theatre, and art. Included in this Vision is the belief that dance is for everyone. VDT brings together dancers & performers of all skill levels to create an environment of shared passion, growth, and opportunity for all of its members.

Visionary Dance Theatre has a rich, collaborative history with artists both near and far.  Visionary has commissioned works from artists such as:

    • Blythe Barton – Artistic Director of Blythe Barton Dance
    • Caryn Glass & Ami Ipapo – Artistic Directors of [the] movement initiative
    • Jess Humphrey – Dance Artist and Teacher
    • Daniel Marshall – Artistic Director of La Diego Dance Theater
    • Michael Mizerany – Freelance Choreographer
    • Lavina Rich – Freelance Choreographer
    • Zaquia Mahler Salinas – Freelance Choreographer
    • Khamla Somphanh – Freelance Choreographer
    • Gina and Kyle Sorensen – Artistic Directors of somebodies dance theater
    • Jeanne Travers – International Choreographer and Professor at University of South Florida.
    • Diana Valero – Artistic Director of DVO Dance Project