Dance Theatre Owners

Dance Theatre was launched in 1991 under the direction and ownership of Dorrie Lydem Benners. Parents of current students often come in and reminisce about the days when they tapped in the single room at what is now part of the American Legion building.

What started as a single room studio has grown into a spacious 8,000 square foot complex, boasting three classrooms and state of the art floating floors. As the studio grew so did student accomplishments under Mrs. Benners. Through the years students have been featured on television programs, movies, music videos, broadway and earning top awards regionally and nationally.

On June 1, 2015, Dance Theatre ownership passed on to the Gover family. Amber, Dan and Rebecca bring an array of talents and ideas to the studio. The summer of 2015 will bring about aesthetic changes to the building while the focus of instruction will be continuing the tradition of excellence started 24 years ago by Mrs. Benners.


Contact Dance Theatre

2107 S. Glenburnie Road
New Bern, NC 28562

(252) 637-1818



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