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Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo (BT-SLO) was created from the passions and talents of their two founders: Theresa Slobodnik and Blair London. Learn more about Theresa and Blair here.



Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo was born

BT-SLO began partnering with American Dance of SLO


BT-SLO helped to establish Dance Obispo (DO) 

For 4 years, DO was the for-profit dance school and BT-SLO was the nonprofit performing company. Until DO moved on to other endeavors and closed.


BT-SLO expanded its nonprofit mission to include a dance school in addition to the performing company


After moving to a couple of temporary spaces, BT-SLO found its permanent studio at our current location on Higuera St.

BT-SLO is single 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (ID: 20-8393945) with two major functions:


Our School offers dance instruction to train and inspire all ages of dancers and artists. Our classes are based on the fundamental techniques of ballet and dance. Students learn how the body works to produce dance movement. We welcome dancers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Kid Ballet Class

We bring artistry to every class.

We are passionate about ballet,
We believe each class can be a performance.

Learn more about our class offerings, see our schedule, and start dancing with us!

Intermediate Advanced Ballet Class


Our Performing Ballet Company has produced a wide range of original ballets and ballets from the classical repertoire. Our goal is to perfect what we present on the stage and remain true to the 300+ year tradition of telling stories on stage through dance and performance.

Ballet Show

We believe everyone should experience the exhilaration of being a part of a professional ballet! We proudly provide opportunities for all dancers to perform meaningful work in real theaters. 

Learn all about our Production Company, Performance Groups, past works, and how to get started.

Ballet Show


We would not be in our current studio location and producing the ballets we present on stage without the GENEROUS SUPPORT of our underwriters - We Thank You!

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THANK YOU to our Advertising Sponsor

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