9527 Garfield Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Our History

Southland Ballet Academy is dedicated to excellence in dance training. Founded to cultivate and inspire an appreciation of classical ballet, SBA is the training ground for the best dancers in Orange County. The Fountain Valley branch was opened in 1983 and the Irvine branch in 2010. Southland Ballet Academy is the official school of the nonprofit arts organization Festival Ballet Theatre.

Our Style and Staff

Classes are taught in the Vaganova method and are presented in a positive, creative atmosphere by professional dance instructors who understand the intricacies of dance. Our goal is to offer age- and level-appropriate instruction to each student that will increase his or her skill and confidence.

710 Roosevelt
Irvine, CA 92620

Outstanding School

Our reputation for excellence is widely known and frequently recognized. Whether for fun or to launch a lifelong vocation, we help students achieve their personal goals as they experience the joy of dance and form lifelong friendships. YAGP has recognized SBA with Outstanding School and Best Teacher Awards numerous times.

Our Graduates

Many professional dancers from Orange County began their careers in our studios, nurtured by our teachers and programs. Southland Ballet Academy students have been honored nationally and internationally with scholarships, professional contracts, awards and acceptance to prestigious universities.

Cutting-Edge Choreography, Original Cinematic Score, Stunning Multi-Media Scenic Design

Secret Garden
Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM

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Family-Friendly, Traditional, Warmth of the Holiday Season

The Nutcracker
At South Coast Plaza, Carousel Stage
December 10-24, 2016

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To Dance, To Inspire, To Get Involved

Festival of Children
At South Coast Plaza, Carousel Stage
Saturday, September 10 at 1pm
Saturday, September 24 at 1pm

Festival Ballet Theatre’s education outreach programs aim to instill an excitement and understanding for the arts as well as provide the ballet and theatrical experience to children and adults who may not otherwise have the financial means, or exposure to the fine art of ballet.  FBT also takes a number of customized classical ballet performances to libraries, fairs, malls and clubs, for the purpose of raising cultural awareness and educating a diverse audience.

Festival Ballet Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All proceeds from donations and events support FBT’s vision of building world-class dance in Orange County.