Training Program

Independent Thinking. Fearless Investigation.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program cultivates distinguished dance artists through a philosophy that fosters independent thinking, fearless investigation, and personal depth. We propel students to thrive by pushing beyond their preconceived limitations and encouraging the embodiment of excellence.

Our 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.

Ultimately, we strive to develop strong, versatile, and intelligent dance artists who are empowered to share their unique voices.


Fall 2018

Sept 4 – Dec 16

Spring 2019

Jan 7 – May 26

Auditions for 2019 – 2020 Coming Soon!

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Karah Abiog
Program Director
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Kathleen Bostleman
Program Coordinator
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Our diverse and challenging curriculum illuminates each dancer’s inherent gifts, while refining a strong technical foundation.

Dancers work with world class faculty, attending classes Monday through Friday, averaging 35 hours each week.

Our Core Curriculum

Men’s Technique
LINES Ballet Repertoire

Complimented Curriculum

Alexander Technique
Classical and Contemporary Partnering
Pedagogy of Dance
Men’s Conditioning
Experiential Anatomy for Dancers
“Creating a Life of Dance” Workshops
Critical Perspectives in Dance


Master Trainer and former Alonzo King LINES Ballet company member, Debra Rose provides Training Program students with a unique, highly effective exercise system that works seamlessly with the LINES Ballet philosophy.

She and her team of highly qualified and experienced trainers at San Francisco GYROTONIC® focus on circular movement that endlessly recycles energy. By pairing this understanding of movement with the trainers’ knowledge of dance, students are given the tools to completely transform their bodies and their dance careers.

For more information on the GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® Methods please visit the official GYROTONIC® website.

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Access to Physical Therapy

Our Training Program students are fortunate to have access to Brion Charles, Dance Medicine Physical Therapist, practicing out of San Francisco GYROTONIC®. Brion has generously made himself available to meet with and advise students as injuries arise, enabling them to seek further treatments and appointments as needed.

Our Training Program alumni have performed professionally in full-time and project-based companies around the world, including:

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Aszure Barton and Artists
Ballet BC
Ballet Nebraska
Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles LOVE
Club Guy + Roni
Copious Dance Theater
Dance Now! Miami
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of San Francisco
DanceWorks Chicago
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater II
Delattre Dance Company
The Foundry
Gallim Dance
Garrett + Moulton Productions
Hofesh Shechter Company
Idan Sharabi and Dancers
James Sewell Ballet
Kate Wallich/The YC & YC2
Katharine Hawthorne
Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM)
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Loni Landon Dance Projects
Lyon Opera Ballet
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Mark Foehringer Dance Project
Menlowe Ballet
Northwest Dance Project
project agora
Robert Moses’ Kin
San Francisco Opera
SHIFT >>> Physical Theater, Manuelito Biag
Sidra Bell Dance New York
Stephen Petronio Company
Syren Modern Dance
Tanz Luzerner Theater
Tanz Mainz
Trey McIntyre Project
TU Dance
Verb Ballets
Zhukov Dance Theatre
ZiRu Dance