Founded in 1976, Western Ballet makes the performing art of classical ballet accessible to the general public. A non-profit institution, Western Ballet has an extensive youth program for children and pre-professional teenagers, including the new Nina Novak Ballet Scholarships for underprivileged children, and the largest selection of adult classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay.

Support Western Ballet with a tax-deductible donation. You can provide an unrestricted donation or specify that your funds support one of the major areas listed below. A letter acknowledging receipt of your donation will be provided. Western Ballet’s tax identification number is 94-2553726. For more information, contact our office at (650) 968-4455 or


For Maintaining Western Ballet a clean, warm, and well lighted place to dance

  • For getting the help needed to run the institution
  • For replacing the Marley in studio 2


  • Funds for Young Children from Underprivileged Families
  • Two auditions every year since August 2010 and ultimately up to 50 scholarships


  • For bringing renowned guest artist to dance in Western Ballet performances
  • For bringing renowned master class teacher to our institution
  • For maintaining healthy the Graded Youth Program with 13 Levels – For maintaining the fullest Calendar of Adult Classes in the Peninsula and South Bay
  • For maintaining an outstanding training program under the guidance of Artistic Director Alexi Zubiria
  • For producing the Sequoia retirement home performance
  • For producing the Bay Area National Dance Week free show hosted at Western Ballet
  • For producing affordable professional caliber Nutcracker performances


  • For new works
  • For organizing professional productions planned for the spring and summer of 2013
  • For organizing for the first time in Silicon Valley the Western Ballet Summer Dance Festival to invite representations from world class
  • companies and renowned national and international ballet dancers