City Ballet - San Francisco

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About Our Ballet School

City Ballet - San Francisco has alumni dancing in professional companies around the globe. Although our school is kept purposely compact, the school has placed dancers in prestigious companies year after year. You will not find a more complete Institute of Russian style ballet training anywhere in the United States.
We offer classical Russian Vaganova based training, taught by the finest teachers, and modeled after Artistic Director - Galina Alexandrova, and Boys'/Men's Director - Nikolai Kabaniaev's own training at the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow and the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Although the base of the curriculum is the rich tradition of Russian training, the intention is to make each dancer well rounded enough to have the skills that, when combined with talent, offer them the best chance of being in a professional company or to gain scholarships through dance. All may not be able to reach these lofty goals, but each student will be challenged to meet their potential, and all will benefit from a life enriched through dance.

Featured Alumni

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Jeraldine Mendoza

Joffrey Ballet

Diego Altamirano

Norwegian National Ballet 

Nastassia Patsel

American Ballet Theater


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Year-Round Program

A Vaganova-based curriculum with unique performance opportunities for the dedicated student. Zoom option is available! 

Summer Intensive

Train with our world-renowned Master Teachers for the Summer!

Adult Ballet

Intermediate/Advanced drop-in Ballet Technique classes for adults aged 13 and older. Classes are via Zoom.

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