Be a part of SJDT's Studio Company

San Jose Dance Theatre’s Studio Company features dancers from the academy program and students from the wider Bay Area community. The company provides young artists with exceptional classical ballet training and substantial performance experience. Studio Company members develop comprehensive technical proficiency, dynamic musicality, and authentic artistry through a variety of performance opportunities. 

Studio Company dancers are involved with all San Jose Dance Theatre productions with the professional company dancers. They also support the community outreach programs of San Jose Dance Theatre. 

Nutcracker Filming Registrations 

As a special event for the 55th Annual Nutcracker, San Jose Dance Theatre will be holding a special filming event of Nutcracker exerpts filmed throughout San Jose. 

We invite students to register for this one-time-only event, which will be featured online through our Friends of the Ballet program. 

This recording will also be a lovely keepsake for you to have of your dancer shown in excerpts of The Nutcracker in iconic outside scenes in San Jose and surrounding areas.

Registration Form

Frequently Asked Questions

The San Jose Dance Theatre Studio Company program is charged on a performance fee basis. Depending on the perfromance these fees vary.

Payment plans can be arranged for tuition. Scholarships for merit and financial hardship are also available by application. Please contact [email protected] for more information. 

Studio company students are responsible for finding their own housing.  We may be able to recommend housing possibilities or facilitate contact with other students, Trainees and company members who are are looking for housing.

There is a black SJDT Company leotard that is required. You are required to wear ballet attire for all classes. 

Rehearsals for the program run on Saturdays and Sundays and vary depending on the students’ rehearsal schedule.

There may be occasions where students need to rehearse during the weekdays. Plenty of notice is given for these rehearsals.

An altered schedule will be advised for production weeks.