Alonzo King Lines Ballet26 7th St 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
WHAT IT IS
An American contemporary ballet company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
WHY WE LOVE IT
A celebrated contemporary ballet company guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King– born to a prominent 1960s civil rights family with ties to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, he learned early on the importance of aligning actions with beliefs.
The dance center offers more than 80 classes a week in disciplines and styles that support the creation of contemporary dance as well as workshops and master classes that provide access to incredible choreographers, companies, and artists. Classes and programs are taught by professional teachers and choreographers and are offered at different levels and in many different dance forms.
LINES Ballet performs its home season at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco while also maintaining an international touring schedule that includes featured performances at venues such as Venice Biennale in Venice, Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, and The Kwai Tsing Theatre in Hong Kong. Check their website for the most up-to-date calendar of events.