DTSF was established in 2013 and founded by Executive Director, Annie Henry. The company existed without an artistic director until 2015 when Dexandro Montalvo was hired to fill the position. Montalvo narrowed the artistic vision for the company, presenting works from the most innovative and critically acclaimed artists who complimented his own choreographic style. The result was a cohesive collection of work that encompassed some of the best dance the Bay Area has to offer. Montalvo stepped down as Artistic Director in 2018 in order to focus on his promising career as a choreographer. In 2019, DTSF appointed Sandrine Cassini as Artistic Director and the company took a year-long hiatus while waiting for her France/US work visa to process. In 2020, DTSF suspended operations after theaters were shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.