Berkeley Ballet Theater

A place where all can dance

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BBT provides rigorous classical ballet training to dancers of all ages in an inclusive and nurturing environment.

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Pre-Ballet Division (ages 2.5-8)

BBT's Pre-ballet program provides  young dancers with an opportunity to awaken their creativity and discover their love for dance in a fun and nurturing environment.

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Youth Division (ages 7-21)

BBT's Youth Division offers dedicated students a rigorous curriculum based in classical ballet with a modern approach to movement and a healthy perspective on body image, inclusivity, and physical well-being.

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Youth Company (ages 12-21)

BBT's Youth Company invites advanced Youth Division dancers to share their passion for dance through performances in BBT's annual programming as well as collaborations with organizations including Berkeley Symphony, BAMPFA, and Berkeley Unified School District.

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Teen Classes (ages 12-18)

Teen Ballet at Berkeley Ballet Theater offers teen dancers new to ballet or returning to dance the opportunity to learn the basics of classical ballet at an accelerated pace in a class geared specifically to teenagers. 

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Adult Open Division (all ages 13+)

BBT's Adult Open Division provides a focused and supportive environment for dancers of all levels, from absolute beginner to professional, encouraging all to explore their love of dance. 

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Dance for PD®

BBT's Dance for PD® program provides free classes to community members affected by Parkinson's disease, offering them a space to connect with their bodies, express themselves through movement, and experience live music in a class built for those with and without formal dance training. 

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Today’s movers.
Tomorrow’s shakers.

BBT empowers dancers of all ages to reach their full potential as mindful members of an inclusive community, using dance as a means to communicate empathy, self-expression, and interconnectedness.

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The Nutcracker

Join BBT for our annual presentation of Sally Streets' The Nutcracker, a heartwarming performance for audiences of all ages featuring the dancers of BBT's Youth Division as well as guest artists from around the Bay Area.


New Moves

Experience BBT's Youth Division and Youth Company in action, performing a dynamic collection of classical and contemporary works by influential choreographers that collectively explore our shared humanity as well as our unique journeys as individuals.

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A series of new works, performed by BBT's Adult Open Division dancers, that captures the joy of dance and celebrates the spirit of community that is at the core of BBT's mission.