Explore Ballet

We set ideas in motion, too.

Learn more about our extraordinary art form by exploring feature articles, videos, interviews, and podcasts or by joining us in person for lectures, workshops, and more.

Articles & Videos

If you've ever wanted to know about the origins of ballet, or where a particular choreographer finds inspiration, you've found the right place.


Engagement Programs

From classes to lectures, social events, and pre-performance talks, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to explore the fundamentals and the history of ballet, and to meet the artists who are creating ballet today.

Classes and Events

Meet the Artists

Pointes of View


Listen to interviews with dancers, choreographers, musicians, scholars, and more, as they discuss the history of ballet, training, and the creative process.


Curtain Talks

Join SF Ballet before the performance to hear from our artists, learn about the evening’s program, and gain insight into our art form.

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Master Class Observations

Watching a master class as a member of the audience offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the rigor and craft of dance instruction at the same time it provides a deeper connection to the exhilarating art of ballet.

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