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International ballet program students performing Don Quixote

International Program

Ballet has no borders


At City Ballet San Francisco (CBSF), we train students to become dancers of the world. Not only do students come to train with us from all over the globe, but CBSF also has a longstanding reputation of placing its alumni into the most prestigious professional companies worldwide. Equipped with Master Teachers, housing, and a welcoming community, international students have the golden opportunity to make their dreams a reality. 

World-class Training
M-1 Visa Status
English Classes


International ballet school students in ballet technique class

Summer Intensive

Expedite your training and experience a summer of a lifetime! Enjoy Master Classes in a wide variety of styles, performance opportunities, and weekend San Francisco excursions. 2 - 8 week programs available for students ages 8 - 18.

professional ballet students performind Pas de Deux from Sleeping Beauty

Year-Round Program

Immerse yourself in elite ballet training with numerous performance opportunities, professional connections, and a welcoming community. This program is designed for students ages 14-18 who are pursuing a professional career in ballet.

Our international programs are designed for international students ages 8-18 aspiring to have a professional career in ballet, immerse themselves in a new culture, learn a new language, and open themselves to new opportunities abroad. We expect the highest level of commitment from our students and vow to respect their time and efforts with world-class training.

San Francisco Skyline

CBSF is proud to have returned to a completely renovated facility, equipped with a new state-of-the-art theatre, beautiful studio spaces, pool, outdoor public plaza, and more!

Outside of classes and rehearsals, students are welcome explore one of the world's most iconic cities and surroundings. San Francisco is famous for its landmarks, neighborhoods, beautiful surrounding nature, rich history and diverse culture.

Enjoy a juicy burrito in the Mission District, walk along Ocean Beach, your inner hippie in the Haight-Ashbury, visit to the historic prison - Alcatraz, or the excitement of Fisherman's Wharf. 


Experience exceptional housing at The Monroe, our exclusive partner located within walking distance of CBSF studios. Enjoy the peace of mind with 24/7 security, and savor the convenience of complimentary breakfast and dinner. Choose from a diverse selection of shareable rooms, catering to different comfort levels and budgets.

Monthly costs range from $1,080 to $5,500, ensuring flexibility and affordability. Elevate your ballet journey with top-notch accommodations at The Monroe.

International ballet program technique class

Year-Roud Program

TUITION (Fall - Spring)

Tuition depends on level placement. Please see more information HERE.


$960 | September - December (12 weeks)
$1,280 | January - May (16 weeks)
$320 | Summer Intensive (4 weeks)
$640 | Summer Intensive (8 weeks)Additional English language classes (Mon-Fri)

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