Bayer Ballet

Bayer Ballet has quickly established itself as a reputable dance institution in San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 2005, Bayer Ballet Academy delivers the Vaganova method of classical ballet through a variety of programs designed for all ages and levels from pre-ballet through pre-professional, summer intensive programs, master classes with internationally renowned guest teachers, and professional stage and outreach performance opportunities. 

Artists seeking a holistic approach to the art directly experience the benefits of the Vaganova method, a scientifically based and physiologically sound methodology, which incorporates the laws of physics and bio-mechanics. This foundation creates impeccable artistry and creativity, awareness - mind and body, within the dancer.  This method prepares dancers with a solid foundation that allows them to be adaptable to other dance styles and choreography, creating freedom of movement to allow the dancer to realize their full artistic potential.


We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of ballet, preserving the traditions of Vaganova through a systematic approach, based on the culture and curriculum of the Vaganova method.  We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment, where our students can safely grow and thrive through careful attention to their well-being, as people and artists.  

In 2008, Bayer Ballet Company 501(c)3 was formed to to serve as a community service organization, committed to providing accessibility to the art and culture of the Vaganova method of classical ballet.  Our mission is to enhance the cultural well-being of our community by creating equitable accessibility to the Vaganova method through educational and interactive events and world-class performances, which expose and explore the intricacies of this method; thereby, providing the purest experience and insights into this artform. We strive to cultivate and foster an appreciation and love for the artform, providing opportunities for emerging artists in our community to engage, educate and collaborate with world-renowned master artists. 

We are resilient.  Our program is designed to adapt to the evolving conditions.  Whether we are dancing in-studio or virtually, we are committed to delivering the highest quality education, access to world-renowned faculty and master teachers, and programs to our community.  We will rise stronger than before.

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Ms. Bayer's students have been accepted into prestigious programs, including those of the Paris Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet, and the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets. In recent years, her students have received prestigious awards and scholarships, including:

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP)

Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Best Ensemble (

Outstanding Teacher, Inna Bayer 

Grand Prix (2020)


World Ballet Competition (WBC)

Gold Medalist


American Dance Awards (ADA)

Choreographer of the Year, Inna Bayer


Winner/Finalist Ballet (2020)

Prix de Lausanne 2020

(2) Bayer Ballet dancers selected (10 dancers from the United States / 48 world-wide will compete)