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.
— Anna Pavlova
— Anna Pavlova
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.