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DAY program
professional coaching

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This specialized training program is designed for dedicated dancers, who are eager to receive a more rigorous training regimen to help them develop/refine technique and artistry.
Personalized to each dancer, the teachers will help them to define realistic goals, track their performance, and provide resources that help them to prepare for competition, audition, and a professional career.
Selection by audition.



Not feeling challenged in the mainstream classes? You aren’t receiving individualized training you need to grow? You think you’re capable of more? You’re considering a professional dance career?


The program is specifically designed for serious female and male dancers between the ages of 12-18 years, who are disciplined, eager to work hard, open to critique, and passionate about dancing.

Required prior to scheduling in-person audition or submitting video audition
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application requirements


Complete the application form above. If auditioning in-person, note audition dress code and schedule below. If submitting a video audition, note submission requirements below:

in-person audition august 20


Bayer Ballet Studios

2028 Old Middlefield Way
Mountain View, California 94043, USA



10:00-11:30am (Ages 12)

12:45-2:15pm (Ages 13-18+)


Can't attend the audition? Complete the application to schedule an audition.


video audition 


>> Complete the application form above

>> Short Introduction including: name, age, number of years of dance education, number of years of pointe work (if applicable), and name of your current school and teacher(s).

>> Barre and center exercises: plié, battement tendu, adagio, pirouettes, petit, medium, and grand allegro, tours en l'air for men, and pointe work for women. A classical ballet variation on pointe is optional.

>>Other links to performances of classical variations (optional)

>> Photo in first arabesque 


audition dress code

Women: black leotard, pink tights, bring pointe shoes

Men: black tights and white t-shirt

Bayer Ballet Students: Wear uniform


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professional coaching

Bayer Ballet's Day Program was formed in 2022. Graduates of the Program have been accepted into such prestigious programs as Princess Grace Academy (Full Year Scholarship) and have received top awards as Youth America Grand Prix - Youth Grand Prix & the Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry.


The program is divided by age and level of experience to ensure proper advancement. Groups will not exceed 8 students... 

  • Group 1: 12-14 years 

  • Group 2: 15-18 years


If you are outside of the age range, please feel free to email us to discuss your goals and determine if this program is a good fit.




GROUP 1 > AGES 12-14

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • 10:00am -12:00pm: Ballet Technique

  • 12:00 - 2:00pm: Variations/Repertoire 

  • Private Lessons (scheduled by appointment, not included in tuition)

  • 7:00 - 8:00pm: Repertoire (Mon/Fri)

  • 7:30 - 8:30pm: Repertoire  (Tues)


  • 10:00am  - 12:00pm: Ballet Technique

  • 12:00 - 1:00pm: Ballet Conditioning/Cross Training 

  • 1:00 - 2:30pm: Variations/Repertoire 

  • Private Lessons (scheduled by appointment, not included in tuition)

  • 7:00 - 8:00pm: Contemporary


  • 12:00 - 1:00pm: Stretching 

  • 1:00 - 2:30pm: Ballet Technique 

  • 2:30 -3:30pm: Character โ€‹


GROUP 2 > AGES 15-18

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 

  • 10:00am -12:00pm: Ballet Technique

  • 12:00 - 2:00pm: Variations/Repertoire 

  • Private Lessons (scheduled by appointment, not included in tuition)

  • 7:45 - 8:45pm: Repertoire (Tues) 


  • 10:00 - 11:00am:  Ballet Conditioning/Cross Training  

  • 11:00am -1:00pm: Ballet Technique 

  • 1:00 - 2:30pm: Partnering 

  • Private Lessons (scheduled by appointment, not included in tuition)

  • 8:00 - 9:00pm: Contemporary


  • 10:00 - 11:00am:  Ballet Conditioning/Cross Training  

  • 11:00am -1:00pm: Ballet Technique

  • 1:00 - 2:30pm: Partnering 

  • Private Lessons (scheduled by appointment, not included in tuition)

  • 7:45 - 8:45pm: Repertoire


  • 12:15 - 1:00pm: Stretching 

  • 1:00 - 2:30pm: Ballet Technique 

  • 2:30 - 3:30pm: Repertoire 

  • 3:30 - 4:30pm: Character


*Schedule subject to change 



Pictured : participants of the Day Program 2022/23 Season (left to right) Chloe Helimets, Amelia Chen, Mia Staulo

day program
tuition & scholarships


This rate covers the Bayer Ballet Academy Academic Year and does not include tuition for the  summer intensive programs or private lessons.


Group 1:  $14,350 (29 hours per week)

Group 2:  $14,350 (29 hours, 45 minutes per week)


Talent-based scholarships are available. Please complete the application above and email us if you are interested in aplying for a scholarship.


Pictured in the video: Day Program Graduate (2022), Charlize Hardwick training with Founder & Artistic Director, Inna Bayer, received acceptance to Princess Grace Academy (Full Year Scholarship).



Graduates of the Academy have been accepted into prestigious programs, including:

Vaganova Ballet Academy

Paris Opera

American Ballet Theatre

Royal Ballet

Princess Grace Academy (full year scholarship)*

Bolshoi Ballet, and more


See full list of scholarships



Students of Bayer Ballet, have danced in European and American professional dance companies such as: Mariinsky Ballet

Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg

Atlanta Ballet

Hrvatsko narodno kazalište HNK Split Balet / Croatian National Theater

State Ballet in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, and more



Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP)

Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

Hope Award (2023)

Grand Prix (2020)

Youth Grand Prix (2022, 2023 - two recipients)*

Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022)*


World Ballet Competition (WBC)

Bronze Medal (2022)*

Gold Medalist



Junior Division - San Francisco*

1st Place Classical*

1st Place Contemporary*

4th Place - Finals*



Winner/Finalist Ballet (2020)


Prix de Lausanne 2020

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


* Indicates Awards & Honors Received from Graduates & Participants of the Day Program. Other Awards listed are students who trained privately with Inna Bayer, prior to the formation of the Day Program.


Pictured : Recipients of the Youth America Grand Prix - Youth Grand Prix Award (2023, San Francisco & Chicago), Victoria Kostikov  & Mia Staulo (Day Program Participant) with Founder & Artistic Director, Inna Bayer,

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professional coachinG RESULTS

Inna Bayer Coaching Charlize Hardwick
Bayer Ballet Apprentice Level student, @charlizehardwick9674 continues her private coaching with Bayer Balletโ€™s Founder & Artistic Director, Inna Bayer , as she prepares to enter the next chapter of her journey on full scholarship at Academie Danse Princesse Grace @academieprincessegrace (Fall 2022). โ€œI feel grateful to work with such a dedicated student as Charlize, who is completely dedicated and devoted to her training, respectful of the artform and her teachers, and always approaching her studies with a positive mindset and willingness to accept critiques, and apply them. I love working privately with dancers to discover their individual strengths and help them overcome challenges. I especially love watching their individual artistic voices and personalities arise during the process.โ€ (Inna Bayer) ๐ŸŽฅ filmed during the making of a documentary, produced by Alexis Cuarezma @alexiscuarezma โœจ Charlize is a @YAGP Champion โœจNGGeneration Star Grishko World @grishkoworld @nikolayworld โœจYAGP Grand Prix (2022) โœจNatalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022) ABOUT BAYER BALLET Founded in 2005, Bayer Ballet Academy (Mountain View, California) is the OFFICIAL PARTNER SCHOOL to the world-renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy. Our award-winning faculty directly hail from the Vaganova Ballet Academy and Bolshoi, where they received their training, teaching credentials and advanced graduate degrees in pedagogy. Graduates of the Academy have been accepted into prestigious programs, including Vaganova Ballet Academy, Paris Opera, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Princess Grace Academy, and Bolshoi Ballet. Students of Bayer Ballet, have danced in professional dance companies: Mariinsky Ballet, Eifman Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Croatian National Theater, State Ballet in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and more. RECENT HONORS: YAGP Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), Grand Prix (2022), Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022); World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold Medalist; Prix de Lausanne - 2 participants (2020), and YoungArts Winner (2020). We bring world-class performing arts to the community. Bayer Ballet Company, the 501(c)3 public charity organization, is dedicated to staging several annual full-length performances that are of professional quality. Our goal is to make the classical discipline of ballet accessible to new generations, preserve the traditions of Vaganova, and contribute enriching cultural experiences within our community. FOLLOW US INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: LINKEDIN: ๐Ÿ”” SUBSCRIBE #bayerballet #vaganova #yagp #academieprincessegrace #futureofdance #nggenerationstars2022 #yagpchampion #yagp2022 #dancer #nikolayworld #ballet #balletdancer #worldwideballet #yagpfinals #balletphotography #dance #dancerlife #yagpfinals2022 #worldwideballet #siliconvalley #balletclass #sfbayarea #siliconvalleysuccesses #totalnikolay #totalnikolaylook #yagpgrandprix
YAGP 2021 San Francisco Semi-Final 1st Place Winner Charlize Hardwick - Sleeping Beauty vs. Paquita
Charlize Hardwick, Age 13, from Bayer Ballet Academy (coached by Inna Bayer), performs Variation from Sleeping Beauty and Variation from Paquita at the YAGP 2021 San Francisco Semi-Final, where she won First Place in the Junior Classical Category. Comment which variation you prefer! To see more of Charlize, watch her pointe shoe fitting with @ThePointeShop here: Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition and global dance network, connecting students, teachers, schools, dance companies, and audiences worldwide. Now in its 22nd season, YAGP has reached more than 150,000 participants worldwide through its international ballet workshops, ballet auditions, ballet competitions, and ballet master classes. To date, over $4 million has been awarded to young dancers in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide, including The Ailey School, American Ballet Theatre JKO School, The Australian Ballet School, Ballet West Academy, Berlin State Ballet School, Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, Boston Ballet School, Canadaโ€™s National Ballet School, Dutch National Ballet Academy, English National Ballet School, European School of Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy, John Cranko School of The Stuttgart Ballet, The Juilliard School, Paris Opera Ballet School, Princess Grace Academy, The Rock School for Dance Education, The Royal Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, The Washington School of Ballet, and Zurich Dance Academy, among other preeminent institutions in the U.S. and abroad. More than 450 YAGP alumni are now dancing in over 80 leading companies around the world โ€“ American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballett, Finnish National Ballet, Houston Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Miami City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, and The Stuttgart Ballet, among others โ€“ with more than 100 of them in soloist or principal dancer positions. YAGPโ€™s alumni success stories include some of the most prominent ballet stars in the dance world today: Maria Abashova, Constantine Allen, Sterling Baca, Elisa Badenes, Aran Bell, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Jeffrey Cirio, Lia Cirio, Cesar Corrales, Michaela DePrince, Sasha De Dola, Derek Dunn, Isaac Hernandez, Mathias Heymann, Kimin Kim, Lauren Lovette, Julian MacKay, Maia Makhateli, Sara Mearns, Vadim Muntagirov, May Nagahisa, Hannah Oโ€™Neill, Calvin Royal III, Marcelino Sambรฉ, Beckanne Sisk, Hee Seo, Christine Shevchenko, Taylor Stanley, James Whiteside, WanTing Zhao, and many other notable alumni. Past guest artists of the annual YAGP Gala at Lincoln Center, Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow, have included such luminaries as Nina Ananiashvili, Roberto Bolle, Ashley Bouder, Darcey Bussell, Josรฉ Manuel Carreรฑo, Misty Copeland, Robert Fairchild, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Maria Kochetkova, Ekaterina Kondaurova, Isabelle Guerin, Lucia Lacarra, Manuel Legris, Vladimir Malakhov, Gillian Murphy, Marianela Nunez, Evgenia Obraztsova, Natalia Osipova*, Xander Parish, Tiler Peck, Tamara Rojo, Daniil Simkin, Polina Semionova*, Olga Smirnova, Yuan Yuan Tan, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Daniel Ulbricht, Ivan Vasiliev*, Diana Vishneva, Wendy Whelan, and many other dance legends. YAGP was the subject of the 2011 award-winning First Position documentary, which followed six participants on their journey to compete at YAGPโ€™s annual NYC Finals. _________________ For more info please visit: SUBSCRIBE: DONATE: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: TIKTOK: YAGP JAPAN INSTAGRAM: YAGP JAPAN FACEBOOK: YAGP KOREA INSTAGRAM: YAGP INDONESIA INSTAGRAM: YAGP BRAZIL INSTAGRAM: YAGP ITALY INSTAGRAM: YAGP PHILIPPINES INSTAGRAM: YAGP MEXICO INSTAGRAM: YAGP GERMANY INSTAGRAM: YAGP CHINA WEIBO: **YAGP owns no rights to the music. Live Performance, fair use. ASCAP license paid. For educational and entertainment purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.**