Contact & About Us

Berkeley Ballet Theater (BBT), founded in 1981, provides rigorous classical ballet training to students of all ages in a diverse and nurturing environment.

A place where all can dance,  our commitment to access and equity is reflected in our inclusive community supported by merit-based scholarships, need-based financial aid for Youth Divisions dancers, Work Exchange programs for adult dancers, and free classes for individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Berkeley Ballet Theater is a Non-Profit organization registered as a 501-c3.

Please refer to the appropriate link below for updated information regarding class schedules.
Pre-Ballet Division Classes
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5Level 6Level 7Level 8
Youth Company and Apprentice Rehearsals
Adult Open Division Classes


Berkeley Ballet Theater
1370 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Office email:
Office voicemail: 925.402.1073
501c3 Non-profit Organization, Tax ID: 94-2711919

For inquiries or assistance, please contact School Secretary Eddie Hopely:

Robert Dekkers, Artistic Director

Elizabeth Farotte Heenan, Associate Artistic Director
voicemail: 925.385.6551

Ali Taylor Lange, Executive Director

Eddie Hopely, School Secretary

Transportation Overview

Parking Options:
2-hour metered parking on 10th street
Unlimited, free parking in residential area one block away

Public transportation from Downtown Berkeley to Tenth and Gilman (22 min):
Take #52 bus to 9th and Gilman
Walk to 10th and Gilman

Public transportation from North Berkeley BART to Tenth and Gilman (17 min):
Walk to Sacramento and Virginia (3 minutes)
Take #52 bus to Gilman and San Pablo
Walk to 10th and Gilman

See also: #72 Bus