North Shore Studio
Through the vision of Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and under the leadership of Boston Ballet School Director Margaret Tracey it is our goal to inspire, develop and sustain a love of dance in every student. The breadth and depth of the dance education the School provides, coupled with the expertise of its faculty and connection to a world-class company, makes Boston Ballet School a unique model among dance schools.
Boston Ballet School, the Official School of Boston Ballet, operates three state-of-the-art dance facilities: at Boston Ballet’s headquarters in the South End of Boston; in the MetroWest town of Newton; and in the Salem/Marblehead area of the North Shore. With four core programs designed with a progressive, age-appropriate curriculum for toddlers to senior citizens, the School provides unparalleled dance education and ballet training for over 5,000 students annually through the following programs:
1) Children's Program
2) Classical Ballet Program
3) Adult Dance Program
4) Pre-Professional Program (by audition only)
Boston Ballet School’s connection to a world-class company enriches each student's experience by providing many special benefits including performance opportunities with Boston Ballet, such as the annual production of The Nutcracker, in which more than 220 BBS students perform each year.
Students and families also have the opportunity to participate in special events such as Spring Showcase, educational seminars, community service and student ambassador programs, and activities through the School’s Parent Association. Most importantly, each BBS student's dance education is deeply enriched by attending Boston Ballet performances and the School’s annual Next Generation performance at The Boston Opera House.
Boston Ballet School is dedicated to providing the highest quality, comprehensive dance education for all and creating the next generation of versatile, well-rounded dancers for Boston Ballet and the profession. Above all else, our goal is to provide our students with the immeasurable value of a dance education that extends beyond technique.
Learn more in this series of Boston Ballet School videos.