San Francisco Ballet School students performing during the 2016 student showcase. (© Chris Hardy)




When you enroll in San Francisco Ballet School, you follow in the footsteps of thousands of young dancers who have honed the skills that set them on the path toward a career in ballet. As an extension of SF Ballet, our school possesses a decades-long track record of training dancers at the highest levels of excellence. Our facility includes nine light-filled spacious studios shared by the School and Company, changing rooms, and a fully-equipped student wellness center.


Under the combined leadership of SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand and SF Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, the School has a dual mission: to train classical ballet dancers capable of joining the ranks of SF Ballet and other world-renouned companies; and to offer young children and adults in the Bay Area an introduction to ballet and the joy of moving to music.