Outreach & Education

community outreach

© John Spicer

The San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education is dedicated to sharing our love of dance with the broadest possible audience. We value the dancer in everyone!

Over 25,000 people participate in our Community Programs annually, from school children, teachers, seniors, and Bay Area families to fellow artists, volunteers, hospitals, and the general public. Each year, San Francisco Ballet donates over 4,000 performance tickets to nonprofit organizations that serve many diverse Bay Area communities. We hope these programs provide introduction, enrichment, and opportunity for anyone to explore dance as a powerful and important cultural art form.


Chevron, the Flora Family Foundation, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company are the Co-Lead Sponsors of the San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education.

Major support for the Center for Dance Education is provided by the Wells Fargo Foundation. Generous support is provided by the Gap Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

Major Support for Dance in Schools and Communities is provided by the Charles Henry Leach II Foundation.