Organization Details

Academy of Ballet

Type: performer
logophotoThe Academy of Ballet offers training both for the student preparing for a professional career and those who are studying ballet for its many other benefits. All classes are carefully graded both for age and technical level and each student is given the individual attention so necessary for his or her progress.

Children are accepted into Pre-Ballet from age four to six. Emphasis in these classes is on musicality, creativity, coordination and building a love of dance,preparing the child well for the time when he or she is physically and mentally at the age to begin formal training.

Children may begin their ballet training at the age of seven years. In these classes emphasis is placed on posture, correct body alignment, strengthening of feet,legs, stomach and back and, never forgetting that ballet is an art, on expression and grace of movement.

For those aspiring to a professional career a full curriculum is provided. Included is a technique class,pointe, classical variations, pas de deux and special men's classes. The professional program also includes rehearsals and coaching for performances with Chamberdance.

Chamberdance is a non-profit performing company created to give selected students performing experience in professionally produced seasons through out the year.

Students trained by our faculty have gone on to careers with: New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Company, Houston Ballet, Ballet West, Stuttgart Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and others.

Zory Karah, Director
Richard Gibson, Co-Founder
Academy of Ballet
(415) 552-11
2121 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114