Category Archives: Becoming a Dancer

The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved


The San Francisco Ballet Blog has moved has moved. We’ve transferred most of the posts from this website to a new section on our website called EXPLORE. There, we’ll continue to share interviews, insights, and history about our extraordinary art form. You’ll also be able to listen to podcasts and watch videos about the Company, our artists, and the […]

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Inside the SF Ballet School Summer Session


Each summer San Francisco Ballet School hosts an intensive summer session designed for serious ballet students from around the world. This year, more than 1,500 students auditioned, with 300 students hailing from as far as Japan, Brazil, China, and New Zealand, ultimately attending. The summer session is divided into intermediate and advanced programs and is designed to improve skills, build strength, and give students a deeper understanding […]

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The Students of Coppélia


 Lily Peta is 11 years old and a Level 3 student at SF Ballet School. This season she will be onstage with her classmates performing with the Company in Act III of Coppélia. Although SF Ballet School students love to be a part of any ballet, Coppélia is very special. Instead of being a villager standing in […]

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SF Ballet School Students On Stage with the Company


Soldiers and Mice, Cupids and Shades, Snowflakes and Flowers—these are some of the roles danced by students of the San Francisco Ballet School in major productions with SF Ballet. The official school of SF Ballet, the country’s oldest classical academy, is a training ground for the Company—more than 50 percent of current SF Ballet dancers received […]

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