Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts

Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts was founded 27 years ago by Artistic Director Shan-Yee Poon, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, London. She has been proudly providing the San Francisco Bay Area with outstanding dance instruction. The school offers Pre-Professional Ballet Training for dancers on a trajectory to becoming professional dancers, as well as the General Dance Program for Toddler, Children, and Teens.

Our faculty consists of professionally trained instructors with a commitment to providing high quality instruction and individual attention in a nurturing learning environment.

Our Mission

The mission of Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts is to provide students with an institution where they receive top quality dance education -with an emphasis on technique and fundamentals in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Acrobatics, Ballroom Dancesport and Character Dance in our Pre-Professional Ballet Program, or General Dance track. In addition to a comprehensive dance program in a state-of-the-art facility, we provide a professional faculty of instructors who are some of the finest dancers in the field today. Shan-Yee Poon School of Performing Arts provides personalized instruction and attention to each and every student's learning and progress to ensure that they are developing and growing as dancers and well-rounded individuals. Students are presented with performance opportunities, competitions, dance intensives and workshops, and are instilled with a love for dance, learning and discovering their potential for excellence.