About Us



In 1971, Jeannde Herst, along with RoseAnn Sayler and Sylvia Duncan founded The Dancers Repertory Theatre with the goal of Developing professional-quality dance performances by and for children in the Bay Area.

In 2005, Coleen Duncan took the reins of DRT and expanded and revitalized ‘Twas the Night with the continued goal for ‘Twas to be a professional production by children and for children (of all ages). She continues the tradition of giving many dancers the opportunity to perform on stage while encouraging them to express their love and passion for dance!

Dancers Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c) corporation.  All donations and charitable contributions are tax deductible.



Coleen Duncan
President/Artistic Director
This is Coleen’s thirteenth year as Artistic Director and Choreographer of DRT’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas as well as President on the DRT Board. She began performing in many DRT productions at the age of eight.

She spent a year in New York and then graduated from Cal State Northridge with degrees in Theatre and English.

She is an accomplished dancer, actor and all-around entertainer having taught classes and performed in numerous local and national productions in Los Angeles and New York. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Dancers Repertory Theatre are very near and dear to her.
C.V. Herst
Vice President
C. V. joined the DRT Board of Directors as Vice President thirteen years ago and has been part of ‘Twas the Night since its inception in 1972.

Over the years he has performed many roles, both on-stage and back-stage.

He has an MBA with a concentration in finance from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

He currently consults for a number of Bay Area biotechnology firms.

He has been a member of DRT’s Board since 2005.
Sylvia Duncan
Sylvia is a long time Bay Area local business owner and one of the original founders of Dancers Repertory Theatre.

She serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors and has been an Officer on the DRT Board for the past 45 years.
Cynthia Collins
Cynthia has been gladly serving on the DRT Board since 2005.

She grew up dancing and performed in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas when she was younger and now as an adult. Her love of ballet allowed her to study with the Boston Ballet in their Summer Consortium series when she was just 16.

Cynthia works as an architectural designer designing and remodeling projects for her many clients.