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Celebrate World Ballet Day With Us

On World Ballet Day, we celebrate the teachers, students, and supporters who keep the art of ballet alive. Dear students, who are working diligently from their homes or are back in studio, we recognize you for your perseverance. The process is slow and steady. The intricacies of the art of the Vaganova method are complex. Teachers, thank you for your patience and attention to detail, your passion for unwavering excellence, and doing it “one more time,” (over and over again) to ensure the dancers are processing in a healthy, sustainable way. Parents, spectators, sponsors, and supporters, your support is needed now more than ever to ensure the arts survive. Professional dancers, Choreographers, and Artistic Directors, we eagerly await the day we can see your work, in-person, on stage. Your role of inspiring future generations of dancers to continue following their dreams, is so meaningful right now. Together, Inna Bayer Artistic Director Bayer Ballet Vaganova Center of Excellence



Bayer Ballet Pre-Professional Examinations, 2020. With the shelter in place restrictions this year, we held our examinations via Zoom. This presented obvious challenges and some interesting opportunities. The silver lining is the access to master Vaganova teachers we’ve been able to provide since day one of shelter in place. This accessibility has given our dancers a unique opportunity to engage in a very personalized way with their teachers. We are very proud of our dancers, their families, and our teachers for adapting to this new environment. As it pertains to the examinations, we were able to expand our adjudication panel to include jurors from internationally-renowned ballet companies and academies. We would like to thank them for participating in the process.

Naina’s Magical Garden⁣ <YouTube Premiere⁣> TUNE IN to experience the beauty of "Naina’s Magical Garden" from Opera Ruslan and Lyudmila. Bayer Ballet Company dancers present the exquisite Russian Vaganova method in this performance, which premiered in San Francisco, May 2019⁣ at the Palace of Fine Arts.⁣ Music - Mikhail Glinka⁣. Choreography - Michel Fokine. SUBSCRIBE & TURN ON REMINDERS to receive notifications of this YouTube Premiere Video Release.


Vladimir AFONICHKIN | Eifman Ballet Congratulations to Vladimir Afonichkin (Вова Афоничкин), who has been accepted into the Eifman Ballet Company. Vladimir has attended Bayer Ballet’s Summer Intensives yearly. This year, Vladimir graduated from Krasnogorsk department of Moscow Governorate College of Arts (Anatoliy Kovalenko). Watch his performance at Bayer Ballet Summer Intensive, 2019, "The Young Lady and the Hooligan" with Bayer Ballet Student, Katya Panchenko.

Ivan KOTELNIKOV | Eifman Ballet Congratulations to Ivan Kotelnikov, who has been accepted into the Eifman Ballet Company. Ivan has attended Bayer Ballet’s Summer Intensives yearly. This year, Ivan graduated from Krasnogorsk department of Moscow Governorate College of Arts (Anatoliy Kovalenko). Ivan auditioned for Eifman Ballet Company with the piece he learned and performed during Bayer Ballet's Summer Intensive 2019, "The Young Lady and the Hooligan." with Bayer Ballet Student Alina Taratorin. This excerpt from the Ballet, which originally premiered 28 December 1962, Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre, Leningrad is an example of the acting skills and mime curriculum, integral to the Vaganova training, through which dancers are taught how to effectively communicate with the audience.


Bayer Ballet's * NEW * Outdoor Studios

  • Hybrid Training Options⁣ (In-person & Zoom)

  • Classes for ages 3-18⁣

  • *NEW* Adult Classes starting 11/2 with Stanislav Feco - All Levels Welcome⁣ - REGISTER NOW

  • Master Vaganova faculty from Vaganova Academy & Bolshoi Ballet⁣

  • Beautiful Outdoor Studios with raised wood floors⁣

⁣Everyone deserves a safe place to grow and develop, artistically.⁣

BAYER BALLET Bayer Ballet has quickly established itself as a reputable dance institution in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Bayer Ballet Academy is a nurturing environment, where individuals safely grow and thrive, as people and artists. Our award-winning faculty and master teachers deliver a holistic approach to the art of classical ballet, specializing in the Vaganova method, a scientifically based and physiologically sound methodology, which creates impeccable artistry, creativity, and awareness, mind and body. RECENT HONORS: Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020), Grand Prix 2020, Best Ensemble, Outstanding Teacher - Inna Bayer; World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold Medalist; American Dance Awards (ADA), Choreographer of the Year - Inna Bayer; Prix de Lausanne (2 dancers) 2020; YoungArts Finalist Winner.

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