About Dorset Ballet Theatre

"Dance shoulder be about bringing the best in every dancer, having fun, and helping dancers feel good about themselves." -Mrs. Kelly

DBT's Mission is to provide students and their families of the Northshire community with the opportunity to develop an appreciation for ballet, dance, and the theatre.

DBT strives to provide a positive and nurturing environment for children and adults to develop a lifelong love of the performing arts.

DBT is located in the Historic Dorset Village at 3155 VT-30, Dorset VT inside the Dorset Physio PT Offices. DBT collaborates with Dorset Player's and Long Trail School for performances and venues. 



Where the Passion Begins


Dr. Kelly Gaiotti "Mrs. Kelly"

Founder & Director

A dancer since the age of 3 and a alumni of the Melange Dance Company, Kelly went on to receive a B.A. in Dance at Huntington College in Montgomery, AL. She has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the "Big Red Boat". Mrs. Kelly also holds a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and has stayed active in the VT Dance Community since moving here with her husband in 2008. Kelly's passion is in Dance Medicine and Injury Prevention. Kelly is excited to bring 36 years of experience to the Dorset Dance Community. Kelly has also choreographed for Dorset Player's & Long Trail School's Musicals the past 2 seasons and has loved working with actors of all ages. Mrs. Kelly also the Clinic Owner of Dorset Physio Physical Therapy.


Lillian Pritchard "Ms. Lillie"

Assistant Director

Lillian began dancing at the age of 3 after begging her mother to join her sister in the dance studio. She hasn't left since. Lillian received a B.A. in Theatre & Dance Education and has a passion for performance. Lillian pursued a musical theatre performance career after college and performed regionally and internationally, checking 32 countries off of her bucket list. But of course, "There's no place like home" so Lillian recently returned to set roots back in VT.  She has choreographed for the Paramount Theatre, local high schools, studios, and community theatres and has a soft spot for teaching movers and groovers of all ages. You can find Lillian joyfully singing and dancing her way through every class and is delighted to join the Dorset Ballet Theatre community!


Tom Salmon "Mr. Tom"

Piano/Music Accompanist

Tom Salmon is an accomplished Pianist, Organist, and Music Director as well as a Multi instrumentalist who serves as the Music Director at the Dorset Church. He has been involved in many theatrical projects, most recently at the Dorset Playhouse in their production of Oklahoma. Tom was with us for our first season at Dorset Ballet Theatre, and may pop in for some live music!