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San Jose Dance Theatre is thrilled to welcome back Principal Dancers, Sasha De Sola and Tiit Helimets to star in our Nutcracker 2019. Tickets on sale Now!

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Ballet School and Performing Company in San Jose. We offer youth and open drop-in ballet training for children and adults; performance opportunities in The Nutcracker San Jose, a Bay Area and Silicon Valley family tradition since 1966; and community outreach programs for schools and the Girl Scouts of Northern California. The academy’s primary focus is classical ballet, as well as other ballet classes, including contemporary, conditioning (a combination of Pilates, yoga, strengthening and stretching), pointe, repertory, Chinese tumbling and stretching, and pas de deux.


Now is a great time to start! Fall classes for age 3+ begin August 26. Schedule your child's placement class today by emailing [email protected]!


Students in the Bay Area (including homeschool) can learn about and see our Nutcracker School Show on Friday, Dec. 6th. Reserve your spot now!


San Jose Dance Theatre once again invites the Girl Scouts of Northern California, their families, and friends to our production of The Nutcracker!

Youth & Open Ballet Classes


Welcome from Linda Hurkmans, Artistic Director

As the Artistic Director, it is my pleasure to pass on the legacy of San José Dance Theatre, now in its 53rd year, to the next generation. I realize that students have different talents and different goals concerning their dancing. I honor all of them and want to encourage their love of dance.

Linda Hurkmans, Artistic Director

San Jose Dance Theatre congratulates our dancers on being accepted to these prestigious programs for 2019.

The Royal Danish Ballet (on full scholarship); Pacific Northwest Ballet (on full scholarship), San Francisco Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC (on scholarship); Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet New York, Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Rock School for Dance Education, and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy in New York City.
Recently a SJDT graduate was accepted into the English National Ballet Professional Training Program and 2 graduates were accepted into the State Street Ballet Professional Training Program.
A graduating high school senior this year was accepted into these universities:Cal State Univ Long Beach, Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program.
St. Mary’s College of California, partial scholarship for Dance.
San Jose State University, Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program, partial scholarship for dance.
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Liberal Arts Program.
Marymount Manhattan College, partial scholarship for Dance

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