Applegate Dance Company was founded in 1992 by Lisa Applegate- Zimanyi and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

ADC is a is known in the greater Sacramento area for providing professional looking shows with an army of amateur dancers. The company aims to give young performers the chance to experience the magic of being in a top notch show. Dancers are involved  in the whole artistic process including choreography, costume and scenery design. ADC hires 2-8 male dancers each season giving its dancers the rare opportunity to learn from and share the stage with professional dancers. This not only ignites our young artists passion but also helps them to reach new technical and artistic heights.  We also teach our young dancers the joy of giving through their art. Each year ADC donates 150-200 tickets to at risk groups. 


In addition to producing it's own large scale production each season ADC also attends 1-4 dance competitions a year.


Auditions for Applegate Dance Company are held each late August or early September. Dancers must be at least 12 years of age in order to audition and female dancers must be on pointe. Each year between 18-32 dancers are selected for the upcoming season.