Ballet School at San Jose Dance Theatre


Ballet School and San Jose Nutcracker


Ballet classes for students ages 4 years to adult since 1965. We inspire students to explore dance and foster their growth through professional ballet training, mentoring, and quality performance opportunities, such as the San Jose Nutcracker. The academy’s primary focus is classical ballet, yet students also receive training in contemporary dance, conditioning (a combination of Pilates, yoga, strengthening and stretching), pointe, repertory, and pas de deux.


What’s New

Latest Blog Posts

Introducing Chinese Tumbling Classes

Please welcome new Chinese Tumbling teacher, Grace Lu, to San José Dance Theatre! Grace trained in Chinese Classical Dance at the FeiTian Academy of Art, and performed as a Principal Chinese dancer in various world class ...
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Picture of The Making of a Dancer, San Jose Dance Theatre's Annual Silent Auction

Get Your Ticket for SJDT’s “The Making of a Dancer” Event!

Learn the story of San Jose Dance Theatre and how we have been training dancers for over 50 years. Enjoy an evening of ballet dance and a silent auction with Artistic Director, Linda Hurkmans. Watch a ...
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Picture of Open Audition, San Jose Dance Theatre's Nutcracker Auditions

San José Nutcracker Ballet Auditions

Be part of the magic at the San José Nutcracker Auditions! Join the longest running production of The Nutcracker in San Jose, now in its 52nd year of production! San José Dance Theatre will perform ...
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Voted Best Dance Company Silicon Valley

Metro Magazine Best Dance Company Silicon Valley 2017

San Jose Dance Theatre is very honored to be featured by Metro in “The Best of Silicon Valley 2017″ section. We thank everyone who voted for us and supported us! Interested in classes? Email Artistic ...
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Video Highlights

Latest Videos


San José Dance Theatre in 2015 and the 50th production of the San Jose Nutcracker.


Congratulations to San Jose Dance Theatre dancers for being accepted into the prestigious programs: The Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington D.C., ABT New York, Bolshoi Ballet, Houston Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and North Carolina School of the Arts