Our mission

About YTA

We believe the arts are an integral and essential part of a vibrant community; enhancing learning, enriching lives, contributing to the economy, and bringing communities together. We are dedicated to providing an accessible, welcoming, engaging venue for all. Lila Acheson Wallace, co-fouder of the Wallace foundation expressed it best. "The arts belong to everyone."

 


Our history

Before & After

Yerington Theatre for the ARTS (YTA) was founded in 1984 by a group of local citizens in response to the need for quality arts programming that was appropriate, affordable and accessible for the people living in the Walker River Basin area of Northern Nevada. Today, YTA is recognized as one of Nevada’s finest arts organizations. During the first years, the group presented touring performances and events in a variety of venues from school gyms and church centers to old warehouses and outdoor parks. In 1988, led by the late Jeanne Dini, the citizens of Yerington came together to rehabilitate historic Yerington Grammar School No. 9 into a much needed performing arts center.

Yerington Theatre for the ARTS at The Jeanne Dini Cultural Center
YTA at The Jeanne Dini Center was opened to the public in January 1998 and is home to an eclectic mix of performing, literary, and visual arts. Today, the landmark schoolhouse turned performing arts center is Yerington Theatre for the ARTS in the Jeanne Dini Center, located in the heart of Yerington, Nevada – and is the pride of our community. The Center hosts an intimate theater, meeting and classroom space, and two exhibition galleries. We present an exciting lineup of performances, gallery exhibitions, and special events. We bring arts of distinction from around the world and around the corner to Nevada. YTA in The Jeanne Dini Center is also home to local artists; Mason Valley Wind Spirit Dancers, Danza Azteca, Dini Center Artists, and Shutterbugs Photography Club.


Our Team

Staff

Roy Enochson, Executive Director
Jazmin Soto, Assistant

Board of Directors

Christina Hurt, President
Dave Roots, Vice President
Diane O’Keefe, Secretary
Kathy Roots, Treasurer
Lynda Boody
Sara Brinkley
Judy Davis
Heather Moyle
Willie Skrock
Emily Steepleton
Kerry Stevens
Elaine Torneo
Roni Wilksinson

Board members are elected at the annual membership meeting in May.

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Jeanne Dini Center.