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City Ballet 
San Francisco

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"Premier Vaganova Training"

Since its establishment in 2003, City Ballet San Francisco (CBSF) has placed students into national and international professional ballet and dance companies, as well as prestigious universities. Taught by exceptional faculty with strong knowledge in Vaganova training, our students perform in professional-quality productions multiple times a year and are provided with mentorship and cultural immersion opportunities that expand their artistic education - developing into some of the best dancers in the industry.


CBSF provides our students with opportunities that not only meet, but exceed, what you would expect from a pre-professional ballet school.

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Jeraldine Mendoza

Joffrey Ballet

Diego Altamirano

Norwegian National Ballet 

Nastassia Patsel

American Ballet Theatre


CBSF offers multiple programs to adhere to our students’ needs and provide an unmatched education in classical ballet.

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Year-Round Program

Vaganova curriculum with performance opportunities for the dedicated student. 

Summer Intensive

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



“CBSF supports my dreams in ballet and makes me feel like I can achieve them.”

“CBSF makes me feel at home. From the first day to now, it will always feel like family.”

“CBSF makes me feel like I have a future in what I love, but I’ll have to work for it.”

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