As a former dancer and physical therapist I highly recommend Berkeley City Ballet as an excellent school for young dancers & aspiring professionals.
My daughter studied at BCB since she was 7. She performed in BCB's professional level Nutcracker each year, advancing from "Ginger Snap", to "Snow Queen", to "Sugar Plum Fairy", dancing the pas de deux with a professional partner.
The director & staff at BCB take great care to progress each student only when they are physically ready and strong enough to be safe and successful. This is especially important in deciding when to go on pointe or when to advance the dancer to the next level or role.
Berkeley City Ballet's rigorous, artistic & conscientious training has prepared my daughter to successfully attend the summer programs with the Boston Ballet and Lines Ballet. For high school, she was an advanced dancer at San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) and she now attends Fordham University.
I feel very lucky to have such an outstanding ballet school right here in Berkeley. With this strong foundation I feel my daughter can safely go as far as she chooses in the field of dance.
Deena Levy M.A. P.T.