As a non-profit organization, the San Francisco Youth Ballet Theatre's primary purpose is to educate, preserve and expand appreciation for the fine arts, challenge and develop children's creativity, and create future patrons of the arts through public performances, community workshops, and academic lecture demonstrations. It is SFYBT's goal to make the beauty of ballet available to everyone. Additionally, we intend to bring joy, magic, fantasy, and creativity into the lives of families and children living under difficult circumstances.

Since 2002, The San Francisco Youth Ballet Theatre (SFYBT) has held specially priced performances for community-based organizations serving under privileged and/or inner-city youth. It performs in venues easily accessible by Muni trains and buses. Some organizations include Wu Yee Children’s Services, Children of Shelters, Edgewood Family Services, Big Brothers & Sisters of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club among others.
SFYBT has also visited many branches of the San Francisco Public Library and various elementary schools in the SF Unified School district to present free performances for the children over the years.

SFYBT’s repertoire consists of an annual holiday “Nutcracker” as well as "Coppelia", "Les Sylphides", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Peter and the Wolf,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and, “Alice in Wonderland.”

SFYBT collaborates with dancers from professional, various nationally and internationally recognized ballet companies who perform with dancers of all ages from the San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy to provide the cast for some of the larger performances. Guest dancers basically volunteer their time to promote and expand SFYBT’s mission.

Fundraising subsidizes SFYBT programs and allows SFYBT accomplish its mission of community outreach.

To get involved with SFYBT or for more information, please call us at 415-731-2237 or visit