The  San Francisco Ballet School trainees will perform at the Théâtre du Lycée de San Francisco

Since its establishment in 2004, the San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program boasts a 100% rate of dancers who are engaged by professional ballet companies, including San Francisco Ballet. Designed to ease dancers’ transition from the studio classroom to the professional stage, the one-to-two year pre-professional program offers free tuition and housing to Trainees, who are chosen each year from the School’s advanced students by School Director Patrick Armand and SF Ballet Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson.

In addition to their own rigorous training schedule with SF Ballet School faculty, Trainees also participate in rehearsals with the Company and are invited to perform in corps de ballet roles in full-length SF Ballet productions such as Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty. Trainees maintain a robust performance schedule elsewhere throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and on tour worldwide; the students have performed in venues such as the New National Theatre in Tokyo, Palais Garnier in Paris,  in New York.

Former dancers from this program have gone on to join some of the most celebrated companies in the world.  Many have been asked to join the San Francisco Ballet Company while others have joined the ranks of prestigious companies such as The Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet.

Date: Friday March 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Address: TLF, 1201 Ortega St, San Francisco
Free event but registration is required. For tickets, click here

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