Our program

A unique dance program for ages 18 months to adult


At Firebird, we offer our unique blend of contemporary-folk dancing, lyrical, modern, ballroom, and Latin dance. All group classes teach technique and choreography in variety of styles. Our students have the opportunity to perform several times each season at dance festivals and original dance shows from Firebird Dance Theatre.


Dance shows


Each season, Firebird begins a new project which culminates in a theatrical dance show. Under the artistic direction of Lotta Lysaya Burton, Firebird Dance Theatre productions blur the boundaries between world and contemporary dance, and are known for vibrant performances. Firebird has performed on the Bay Area's finest stages, toured nationally and abroad, and has garnered many honors and awards.


Our new show

The Little Prince

December 14, 2019 @ 5PM
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
Details coming soon

Firebird Dance Theatre and Yes Creative Lab bring to life the beloved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery with magical visual effects and imaginative choreography.


"Their strong, controlled movements seem grounded both on the floor and in midair. The dance is familiar yet quirky, drawing influences from folk, modern, ballet and ballroom dance as well as theatre."


Dance & Travel

Firebird has had a rich history of traveling and performing. They've travelled to Russia's International Children’s Center, ARTEK, winning two consecutive years at ARTEK's annual dance festival. They have toured in Israel, performing at the International Friendship Festival, in Knesset, Israeli Parliament, as well as in Canada, receiving standing ovations at Montreal's massive Place Des Arts Theater. They've also performed on Las Vegas’ Fremont Street, and aboard the Carnival Cruise-ship Elation.

Firebird also organizes summer workshops and creative exchanges with other performing groups nationally as well as in St. Petersburg, Jerusalem, Montreal, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun.

Most recently, Firebird performed and competed in Mediterranean Legends festival in Costa Brava, Spain. Their vibrant performances garnered many awards, including the festival's Grand Prix!