Welcome to the 1st Russian Ballet School !
1st Russian Ballet School, under the artistic direction of the renowned Ballet Instructor, Julia Zharova, offers ballet classes in the modern, easily accessible facility in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.
The school focuses on classical ballet and uses the Vaganova Method of instruction.
Vaganova Method is the natural continuation of Russian Ballet School traditions; it places emphasis on "dancing with the whole body", acquiring the harmony of movements, building stage confidence, and widening pupils’ expressive range. Lessons in perseverance, creativity, and leadership learned practicing the Vaganova Method stay with students for many years after their last encore curtsey or a bow.
Some of the world-famous ballet masters trained in the Vaganova Method include Baryshnikov, Nureyev , Makarova , Plisetzkaya, Ylanova , and other eminent dancers and choreographers.