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.



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



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


Ballet 101, 201, and 202

Curious about life behind the curtain at San Francisco Ballet? Ballet 101, 201, and 202 are our three-class series designed to harness the knowledge of Company artists and staff to give you an overview of the art form and access to individuals that make SF Ballet one of the world's most celebrated ballet companies.

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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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