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About Us

Bay Ballet Academy PhotoBay Ballet Academy is a new and exciting dance school that offers professional ballet lessons and Pilates mat training to children and adults of  all  sizes, and skill levels. Its goal is to provide the best education to its students with detailed attention to corrections, posture, and health in a pleasant environment.  Ballet requires a great deal of attention, effort, and perseverance from both sides, and our school is determined to provide the necessary elements to reach those qualities and the highest goals.  At the same time, we know that dancing is also fun and sometimes, we should not take it so seriously. Bay Ballet Academy has all the right components such as experience, direction, adaptation, and creativity to become a major dance educational center in San Jose today.

Mission Statement

Bay Ballet Academy converts passionate dance students into adaptable, distinctive artists able to cooperate and progress gracefully in a fast-changing culture.


Bay Ballet Academy was founded in 2013 by Maximo Califano to  educate and cultivate professional dancers. The School’s vision of dance is based on intensive training that is instilled with a sense of movement, simplicity, and cheerful energy.

For more than 20 years, Maximo Califano, Bay Ballet Academy Director and Main Dance Teacher, has remained on the forefront of American dance performance and education. Maximo’s talent as a dance instructor was apparent early in his career. Soon after graduating from the Superior Institute of Art, Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he began teaching at several ballet schools locally and then, internationally. Maximo decided to open Bay Ballet Academy to share his knowledge about dancing, performing, and  fitness with his beloved citizens of San Jose.