About




2018-2019 Training Program Year

Fall Semester: Tuesday, September 4 – Sunday, December 16, 2018
Spring Semester: Monday, January 7 – Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program cultivates distinguished dance artists through a philosophy that fosters independent thinking, fearless investigation, and personal depth. The Training Program propels students to thrive by pushing beyond their preconceived limitations and encourages the embodiment of excellence. The ultimate goal of the program is to develop strong, versatile, and intelligent dance artists who are deeply committed and empowered to share their unique voices.

The Training Program is a two-year educational experience for pre-professional dancers ages 17-24. Each year consists of 35 weeks/2 semesters of instruction, during which time participants work with a world-class faculty, including former and current LINES Ballet company members.

Twice yearly, students are privileged to intensely study with Alonzo King in the studio. A remarkable roster of renowned Bay Area, National, and International guest artists conduct workshops and create new works on the students to be showcased in a San Francisco theater performance each semester.

Read what students and alumni are saying about the program.

"Dance training and life training are the same. Whether that training is an instructed course in a chosen discipline or through the exactitude of life’s firm chiseling hand. We all receive training. Everyone is at different levels in earth school." Alonzo King