School of American Ballet
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Under the auspices of the Ford Foundation, Cecelia Beam began her training in the Bay Area with Tricia Kaye, who trained and danced under direction of SF Ballet Founder William Christensen. Cecelia later received training at School of American Ballet in New York City and graduated from the high school ballet program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After dancing in Oakland, North Carolina, Indiana and New York, Cecelia set her sights on teaching and earned a master’s degree in ballet at Indiana University and has taught ballet at universities and private ballet schools, including Mills College, Indiana University, and San Francisco Ballet School.
In addition to her work teaching adult ballet, Cecelia manages and is the lead teacher for San Francisco Ballet School’s Dance Class for People with Parkinson’s and has coordinated SF Ballet Adult Education Programs for over 15 years.