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Welcome to the

Children's Ballet of San Antonio


The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio is an authentic ballet company that functions like an independent professional company. Our goal is to inspire young performing artists through the creation and production of high-quality performances that feature San Antonio’s most talented and highly skilled children. Young artists who participate in CBSA productions have the opportunity to work with our Award winning Artistic Director Vanessa Bessler, talented local choreographers, and world renown guest master teachers.


The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio hopes to inspire a passion and love for the performing arts in the San Antonio Community and, especially, for San Antonio’s youth. Through the creation of full-length productions along with the participation in community outreach performances and a variety of local events, CBSA hopes to captivate the imagination of San Antonio and develop young artists who will seek excellence and will lead creative and productive lives!


DCSA's Founding Board of Directors June 2015-June 2016


William H. Atwell

Dr. Tim Bessler

Hon. Luz Elena Chapa

Camille Denton

Suzanne Petrusch

Daniela Serna

Doris Slay-Barber

AnaPaula Watson

Rad Weaver



The Children’s Nutcracker 2019


Join us for CBSA’s production of the classic holiday favorite The Children’s Nutcracker! The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio presents a cast of local San Antonio artists ranging from ages 3 to 19, including award winning ballet dancers and talented special needs artists. Start off the season experiencing the magic of the holidays with our unique production of The Children’s Nutcracker!

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