Mission Statement

Napoles Ballet's mission as a professional ballet company is to create original works of dance using contemporary movement based on classical ballet technique yet accentuated by the fervor of Cuban dance.

The Company’s goal is to express nuances of culture and tell stories of human drama with exciting and spiritually stimulating ballets that leave the audience not only entertained, but also compelled to interpret the pieces and analyze their meanings

By subtly blending classical ballet technique with Afro-Cuban dance, modern dance and theater, Artistic Director Luis Mariano Napoles has created a unique dance form and his dramatic pieces are said to push the limits of both conventional and contemporary ballet. This exciting company stimulates and moves audiences with athletic, original and emotional dancing.

Napoles Ballet is a non-profit professional contemporary ballet company located in San Francisco. The company was incorporated in May 2007. Since then, the company has produced severals original programs including more than fifteen original ballets  premieres.

Napoles Ballet has also been featured guest artists with numerous ballet schools throughout California, developed a community outreach program, and participated in five dance festivals, including the prestigious International Ballet Festival of Miami in 2009.