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Swan Lake ballet school performance


Award-Winning Training


CBSF stands out by offering students a wealth of opportunities to nurture personal and professional growth. In our Year-Round Program, students 1. Gain extensive stage experience with exhilarating, professional-quality productions throughout the year, 2. Benefit from world-renowned teachers, career guidance, mentorship, and valuable industry connections, and 3. Experience the perfect blend of the Vaganova curriculum and cross-discipline classes to prepare them for repertoire at any company worldwide. 

Rachel Neville photograph of CBSF ballet students
Rachel Neville photograph of young ballet CBSF students partnering
Professional ballet school kids' program in San Francisco

Professional Division

Reach your highest potential

Pre-Professional Division

Hone your skills

Junior Division

Build a solid foundation


Our award-winning training follows the esteemed Vaganova Method, providing students with consistent and progressive instruction as they advance through the levels. This ensures a solid foundation in technique, allowing dancers to confidently explore other ballet styles while maintaining technical excellence. Led by our esteemed faculty, who have trained and danced professionally in the most globally prestigious institutions such as Bolshoi Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet Theatre,  American Ballet Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, and many more, our program offers the highest level of instruction and mentorship. In addition to numerous performances and rehearsals, students dedicate themselves to classes such as Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Partnering, Character, Contemporary, Stretch/Strengthening, Acting, Hip Hop, and Masterclasses from top industry professionals.

Boys'/Men's ballet program students backstage before performance


Students performance of Yuri Zhukov's "With Time We Go" contemporary piece


Ballet dorm room for international students
STUDENT HOUSING now available!

Discover the ultimate student housing experience at CBSF's exclusive partner, The Monroe. Immerse yourself in a comfortable environment with single or double rooms, complimentary breakfast and dinner, and round-the-clock front desk security. Elevate your ballet journey with worry-free accommodation tailored to support your growth and success.

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