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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

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Presents The Children’s Nutcracker!

November 15 and 16

at the Majestic Theatre


The Children's Nutcracker 2018


Join CBSA’s talented cast of dancers, actors and gymnasts in our production of the holiday favorite! The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio brings you internationally awarded dancers, talented special needs artists, and exceptional young performers from around the San Antonio area who will whisk you away as we follow Clara on a magical journey. The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio, in collaboration with the San Antonio Mariachi Academy and local choirs, continues to celebrate San Antonio’s 300th birthday with this unique production you will not want to miss!

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