Alumni & Testimonials

More than 50 percent of the dancers in San Francisco Ballet received all or part of their training at the School. Students have also gone on to dance with such companies as National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Wei Wang, Natasha Sheehan, and Max Cauthorn
Wei Wang, Natasha Sheehan, and Max Cauthorn
Soloist (Wang) and Corps de Ballet Members at SF Ballet
Koto Ishihara
Koto Ishihara
Soloist at SF Ballet

“The Trainee Program allowed us to bond like a family. There were many great experiences that we shared, including over 30 performances, being pushed to our maximum potential, and spending holidays together, and more—these will always be great memories and a vital part of my life experience.”

Kimberly Marie Olivier, SF Ballet Corps de Ballet member
Felipe Diaz
Ballet Master, Assistant to the Artistic Director, & Company Teacher at SF Ballet

“I was seven years old when I was first introduced to dance through Dance in Schools and Communities, while attending SF’s Argonne Elementary School… By Level 8, the studios became our second home for all of us.”

Marisa Chang, former SF Ballet School student
Are You an Alum?

Whether you spent multiple years of your youth or just one intensive summer of training at SF Ballet School, we hope that you remember your time here fondly and welcome you to reconnect with the Ballet School family. There are multiple ways you can engage with SF Ballet and hope to see you at an alumni event in the future.



Students are taught by dancers who held careers performing with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, English National Ballet, and SF Ballet among others. The prestigious faculty is joined from time to time by current SF Ballet Company members and artistic staff, as well as renowned guest teaching artists.

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SF Ballet School is one of the nation’s finest. When students enter the School, they enter the training ground where thousands of dancers honed their skills that set them on the track for successful careers at SF Ballet and other top-tier companies around the world.

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