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Students of professional Vaganova ballet school performing Sleeping Beauty in San Francisco


International Ballet Program

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Galina Alexandrova on cover of Dance Teacher Magazine for Vaganova teachers article
Home of Premier Vaganova Training

For over two decades, City Ballet San Francisco (CBSF) has been a beacon of excellence, propelling our alumni into prestigious professional companies across the globe. With authentic Vaganova training by top industry professionals, extensive performance opportunities, and valuable connections, we nurture talent for a successful ballet career. Our students consistently shine, capturing top accolades in every competition they enter. Beyond our achievements, we have fostered a vibrant community of passionate ballet enthusiasts, united in their dedication to keeping the arts alive.


You are unique. So are we. 


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

Jerladine Mendoza, dancer with Joffrey Ballet, on cover of Dance Magazine
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Jeraldine Mendoza

Joffrey Ballet

Julian Lacey

Semperoper Ballett

Kailin Kratz

JRW Juniorballett


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

Ballet school students performing Pas de Deux from Swan Lake in San Francisco
Children's ballet school students in technique classat the barre in San Francisco
International ballet program students performing Don Quixote

Year-Round Program

Vaganova curriculum with performance opportunities for the dedicated student. 

Summer Intensive

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

International Program

Students from anywhere in the world can now get quality training.



“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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