About




2016-2017 Training Program Year

Fall Semester: Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, December 16, 2016
Spring Semester: Monday, January 9 – Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program cultivates distinguished dance artists through a philosophy that fosters independent thinking, problem solving, and fearless exploration, reinforced by a solid technical foundation in ballet. The Training Program promotes a disciplined work ethic and encourages personal depth and investigation while pushing students beyond their preconceived limitations. The ultimate goal of the program is to develop strong, versatile and intelligent dance artists who are deeply committed to their art form and are empowered to bring their unique, singular voice.

The Training Program is a two-year educational experience for pre-professional dancers ages 17-24. Each year consists of 35 weeks, divided into two semesters during which time participants work with a world-class faculty and impressive roster of renowned Bay Area, National and International guest artists and choreographers.

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


Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program is supported, in part, by the Crescent Porter Hale Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.