About Us



ISSAQUAH DANCE THEATRE strives to inspire and support students artistically, personally, and professionally in a caring and nurturing environment. IDT offers top-quality performances, competitions, and outreach within the Puget Sound region and beyond. We build a strong community bringing families together to promote positive values through the arts.


Established in 2000, ISSAQUAH DANCE THEATRE (IDT) is a large, reputable and well-established performing arts conservatory. IDT offers an engaging, fun preschool dance program, accessible recreational dance program for all ages, an extensive ballet training program and high quality training in jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop and more! We are dedicated to progressive artistic and psychological growth within each student and excellent age appropriate technical training, challenging the bodies and minds of our students in a positive and encouraging environment. Our school and amazing faculty provide a unique and positive training ground for the pre professional or recreational student, learning life skills through the discipline of dance.

It is our goal to offer the most well rounded, healthy dancer program in the Puget Sound area- for the classical or contemporary dancer to succeed in a professional program or company, or for those who simply wish to carry the life skills learned through dance into their lives as responsible, wonderful adults.


IDT was established in June 2000 in Sammamish, WA by founder Alicia Parrish. From holding classes in rented facilities, to a small ballet based studio on the Sammamish Plateau, to a large building in 2005, three years later into two buildings and 5 large studios, tripling in size, most recently relocating in 2015 to our own, two story facility! The story and magic continues over the years, and we are so grateful!

It was with a strong, clear vision for the school based on integrity and an excellent team of staff, teachers, supportive parents and students over the years that has allowed for this amazing growth.

Welcome and enjoy your time with IDT!