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Boys'/Men's Program

Train. Perform. Grow.

City Ballet – San Francisco’s Year-Round Boys'/Men's Program is dedicated to providing premier Vaganova training in true Russian style, for aspiring young male dancers. 


Director Nikolai Kabaniaev has a proven track record of developing young male students into professional dancers. Nikolai graduated from the famed Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, and went on to dance with the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet where he worked with some of the world's finest teachers, directors, and choreographers. He is dedicated to passing on his vast knowledge and expertise in classical ballet to each of his students.


Students receive individualized attention, in small classroom settings, with precise attention to detail. In addition to a variety of classes, boys will also receive valuable experience while performing in City Ballet - SF's productions.

Professional Division

For Career-Oriented Students

This division offers training to dancers who are pursuing a professional career. The program is for students who are committed, passionate, hard-working and inspiring. They are given all the tools necessary that, when married with consistency and dedication, can lead to a career in ballet.

Classes run Monday - Saturday (weekdays 2:45 - 6:00pm) and include:

  • Ballet Technique 

  • Partnering

  • Variations

  • Character

  • Contemporary

  • Conditioning

  • Acting

  • History of Ballet

Students are also given performance opportunities in a professional theater environment periodically throughout the year - an element which is crucial to the development of the young dancer.

Academic Year Tuition: $7,335 

Summer Intensive Tuition: TBD

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Pre-Professional Division

Ages 8 - 13

This division consists of three levels that incrementally continue to refine students' technique with increased performance opportunities. Students are committed to learning and refining the art of ballet through our curriculum.

Classes are 5 days a week* ( between 5:00 - 8:00pm) and include:

  • Technique

  • Variations

  • Character

  • Stretch & Strengthening

*Participation in our productions (2-3 times a year) is required for every student. Weekend rehearsals are added as needed during pre-production periods.

Academic Year Tuition: $6750

Summer Intensive Tuition: TBD

The Curriculum

Well-rounded training? You can find it here.

We offer Premier Vaganova Training taught by an all-star staff of Master Teachers. Students are encouraged to fully realize their potential in an environment that promotes individualized attention to detail for each dancer within the program.

Students are also given performance opportunities in a professional theater environment multiple times throughout the year - an element which is crucial to the development of the young dancer.

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Ballet Technique

Partnering

Variations

Contemporary

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Character

Conditioning

Acting

History of Ballet

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2135 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

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