SF BALLET SCHOOL
becoming a professional dancer begins here
The San Francisco Ballet School offers a challenging curriculum, taught by faculty members drawn from the ranks of San Francisco Ballet and companies around the world. The School benefits from its close relationship with the Company. In fact, the School is a fundamental part of the institution—more than 65% of the Company’s dancers are trained in SF Ballet 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 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 ballet and the joy of moving to music.
This comprehensive program provides the experience necessary to ease the transition from student to professional dancer, all while offering personal attention in a close, nurturing environment.
Community Scholarship Program
Partnering with the SF Unified School District, we create opportunities for local elementary school students to receive a free year of ballet classes at SF Ballet School.