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Pre-professional Training Division


Training for Pre-Intermediate to Advanced

Academy students take daily ballet technique class. SJDT provides a well-rounded ballet education with exposure to various training techniques including Vaganova, Cecchetti, ABT, Balanchine, etc. Our Diverse program offers instruction in point, pas de deux, modern, jazz, mat class and Progressive Ballet Technique.

Mariana Zschoerper – Ballet Mistress; Kim Gardner; Augusto Silva; Tracy Fuller; Eric McHanon; Brooke Wertwijn; Kathryn Petak; Sian Ferguson; Charles Solomon.

Performance opportunities
SJDT students perform annually in the San Jose Dance Theatre Nutcracker at the Center for Performing Arts, the annual spring ballet, and additional performance opportunities that vary per year.

Academy Scholarships