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Premier Vaganova Training


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Premier Vaganova Training


City Ballet School - San Francisco

We offer classical Russian Vaganova based training, taught by the finest teachers, and modeled after Artistic Director Galina Alexandrova and Men's Director Nikolai Kabaniev's own training at the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow, and the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg Russia.  Although the base of the curriculum is in the rich tradition of Russian training, the intention is to make each dancer well rounded enough to have the skills, that when combined with talent, offer them the best chance of being in a professional company or to gain scholarships through dance. All may not be able to reach these lofty goals, but each student will be challenged to meet their potential, and all will benefit from a life enriched through dance.

 

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"To follow, without halt, one aim: that is the secret to success."


— Anna Pavlova 

 

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"To follow, without halt, one aim: that is the secret to success."


— Anna Pavlova 

 

 
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Located in the heart of San Francisco's performing arts district, City Ballet School features an 11,000 square foot facility designed exclusively for dance.

The studios have natural lighting, tall open beam ceilings, and sprung Harlequin studio dance floors.

 

 

CITY BALLET SCHOOL'S excellent teachers were hand selected to ensure that each student receives the most advanced ballet education possible. In addition to Artistic Director Galina Alexandrova, the school is proud to have New Men's Director, Nikolai Kabaniaev, former principle dancer Kristen Long, and a hand picked staff designed to bring out the most in every dancer. 

We feel that having superior training on a consistent basis is the key element in giving dancers the best chance to attaining their goals. Because we adhere to a single syllabus (Vaganova), are a privately run school, and are selective with our admission, we feel that we can offer more individualized attention and a more clear path of study to dancers than larger institutions. 

Our extensive Academic Year includes no less three to four performance opportunities, a dynamic, cross-discipline Summer Intensive program, and, for the aspiring dancer, a Pre-Professional division.

 

Our facilities are also host to City Dance Studios.

 

Meet the Instructors →

 

 

 

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"I do not try to dance better than anyone else, I only try to dance better than myself."


— Mikhail Baryshnikov


 

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"I do not try to dance better than anyone else, I only try to dance better than myself."


— Mikhail Baryshnikov


 

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, October 25, 2014   1:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Skyline College Theater - San Bruno

City Ballet School - San Francisco, home of Premier Vaganova Training, presents its annual Fall Classic. This year's show will feature divertissement from Sleeping Beauty. Presented at the beautiful Skyline Theater just five minutes from the southern border of San Francisco, this is a show not to be missed.

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