Photo by Chris Conroy

Photo by Chris Conroy

The New Ballet School

San Jose, California 

Dalia Rawson, Executive Director

“I applaud the commitment of The New Ballet School to the community of San Jose. The faculty’s passion for the art form of classical ballet is surpassed by the passion they have for the wellbeing of the student population, so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential.”

-Raymond Lukens, Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum


Welcome to The New Ballet School.  Providing unparalleled training for serious pre-professional ballet students, The New Ballet School is proud to feature the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. The New Ballet School is an American Ballet Theatre Certified School.

Training at the New Ballet School focuses on developmentally appropriate instruction and dancer health for each student. Our certified teaching staff has many years experience bringing high quality artistic training to students ranging from 18 months to 22 years old.  The majority of our staff have danced professionally and understand first hand the elements required for an artist's development. 


Students enjoy classes in large, well equipped studios accompanied by live piano and have several performance opportunities during the year. New students are welcome to attend a free trial class or placement class appropriate for their age level. Please call to schedule a class time and we look forward to seeing you in the studios.

Registration is open year round. Visit our Online Registration link to enroll today. Email school@newballetschool.org or call 408-352-5616 for more information.


The majority of our faculty have decades of experience as professional ballet dancers and as ballet instructors, and all of our Ballet Faculty is Certified to teach the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum. The Key leadership includes:  Dalia Rawson, Executive Director, Mads Eriksen, School Principal, Le Mai Linh, Master Teacher, Elizabeth Hutter, Primary Division Coordinator and Wellness Advisor, and Laura Burton, Operations Manager. The ballet faculty includes Rawson, Eriksen, Linh, Hutter, Burton as well as Jing Zhang, Beth Ann Namey, Sarah Stein, Laura Malpass, Amy Sherman, and Michelle D’Alo, among others.

Summer Intensive Guest Faculty is scheduled to include Special Guest Faculty José Manuel Carreño, Amy Seiwert, Pierre Francois Vilanoba and others. All Faculty subject to change.


Non-Discrimination Policy: The New Ballet School recruits and admits students of any race, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, scholarships/financial aid/fee waivers*, educational programs and/or performance activities*. In addition, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative agency ordered, or public school district initiated, desegregation.

*Should they exist


Photos by Official Studio Photographer Chris Conroy