Berkeley Ballet Theater’s mission is to provide rigorous classical ballet training in a diverse and nurturing environment to students of all ages and enrich the community by providing the joy of dance to everyone.
Whatever a student’s goal, we believe it is best achieved in a well-disciplined but positive and loving environment.
Our school emphasizes a pure classical style, and encourages students to develop technique in a manner that is safe for their particular body. There are no height or weight requirements and all body types are welcome.
As performance is a valuable part of a dancer's education, we provide opportunities for all students to participate in stage productions.
Many of our faculty have enjoyed successful careers as professional dancers in major companies. Our instructors are among the finest available in the Bay Area and include teachers of international renown.
Whether a student chooses a dance career or not, the components of dance training and learning to perform offer invaluable experience, discipline, and confidence that carry over into all areas of life.
Intermediate Ballet Summer Technique Clinique
A three-week intensive giving intermediate dancers, ages 12-18, the opportunity to focus and perfect one aspect of ballet technique. Each week's focus is overseen by a BBT faculty member, including guest Natalia Boesch, former ballerina with American Ballet Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Pre-ballet Summer Classes
These classes awaken your child to music, dance, coordination, and spatial/motor skills. We Dance Together (ages 3-4 with parent/guardian) and Pre-ballet (ages 4-7½) available. More info
Register your young dancer for We Dance Together (3-4year olds) or Pre-Ballet (4-7.5 year olds)