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SCHOOL & EDUCATION

SCHOOL & EDUCATION

San Francisco Ballet School and education programs

The dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer may begin with Nutcracker; however, the real work starts here at San Francisco Ballet School.

We offer a challenging curriculum, taught by faculty members drawn from the ranks of SF Ballet and companies around the world. The School is a fundamental part of the institution—65% of the Company dancers trained in the School. We emphasize strong classical technique, a flow of movement and athleticism that suggests a sense of energy, freedom, and joy. This style—which reflects the kind of dancing favored by SF Ballet—adapts to meet the demands of any choreographer, any company, and any type of movement.

Under the combined leadership of SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand and SF Ballet School Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, the School has a dual mission: to train classical ballet dancers capable of joining the ranks of SF Ballet and other world-class companies; and to offer young children and adults in the Bay Area an introduction to classical ballet and the joy of moving to music.

SF Ballet School

The dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer may begin with Nutcracker. But the real work starts here, at the SF Ballet School.

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Trainee Program

SF Ballet School students who wish to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer are hand-picked by the School Director.

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Summer

The School offers several options for children and youth of all ages to have fun, improve technique, or participate in our pre-professional summer program.

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K–12 Programs

SF Ballet partners with San Francisco Unified School District to provide free an array dance education programs to K–12 school children and their teachers.

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Youth & Family

At SF Ballet we’re passionate about sharing our love of ballet with children, teens, and families in the SF Bay Area community through workshops, dance classes with community partners, and community engagement events.

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Adult Programs

We believe ballet is for everyone. Adult ballet classes at SF Ballet School offer a great workout, grounded in classical technique, and are led by Company and School faculty members.

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