Spotlight: Children at the ballet

A visit to the ballet opens up a world of imagination.

Spotlight: Children at the ballet

Attending the ballet gives the youngest fans among us the opportunity to explore different cultures and expand their already active imaginations. Discover what a visit to the theater looks like through the eyes of a child. 

Video and animation by Erin Barry

Erin Barry is a senior at Wellesley High School and enjoys drawing and painting in her free time. She started animating during her junior year with a project called "Riley" (after her dog) which received an honorable mention in the animation category of the Scholastic Art Awards. Since then, she has fallen in love with animating, and was honored to do this project with Boston Ballet.

Attending the ballet gives the youngest fans among us the opportunity to explore different cultures and expand their already active imaginations. Discover what a visit to the theater looks like through the eyes of a child. 

Video and animation by Erin Barry

Erin Barry is a senior at Wellesley High School and enjoys drawing and painting in her free time. She started animating during her junior year with a project called "Riley" (after her dog) which received an honorable mention in the animation category of the Scholastic Art Awards. Since then, she has fallen in love with animating, and was honored to do this project with Boston Ballet.

Capturing the Essence of Ballet Students

To capture the diversity of the student body, Boston Ballet School enlisted the help of artist Andrea Selby

Capturing the Essence of Ballet Students

“We wanted images that would transcend race, gender, age, everything, and represent the joy of dancing, the visceral experience of being a part of Boston Ballet School.” –Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School     

Video by Ernesto Galan

“We wanted images that would transcend race, gender, age, everything, and represent the joy of dancing, the visceral experience of being a part of Boston Ballet School.” –Margaret Tracey, Director of Boston Ballet School     

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside look: Lia Cirio’s Premiere for Next Generation

Get an exclusive first look at brand new choreography by Principal Dancer Lia Cirio.

Inside look: Lia Cirio’s Premiere for Next Generation

This year’s performance of Next Generation features a premiere by Lia Cirio, one of the Company’s emerging female dancer-choreographers. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes in rehearsal and learn more about this exciting new piece.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

This year’s performance of Next Generation features a premiere by Lia Cirio, one of the Company’s emerging female dancer-choreographers. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes in rehearsal and learn more about this exciting new piece.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: Ballet Pantomime

Get an inside look at how dancers use pantomime to tell stories through movement, rather than words.

Inside Look: Ballet Pantomime

Discover the meaning behind the movement as Principal Dancers Viktorina Kapitonova and Patrick Yocum, led by Ballet Master Larissa Ponomarenko, demonstrate ballet pantomime.

Video by Element Productions

Discover the meaning behind the movement as Principal Dancers Viktorina Kapitonova and Patrick Yocum, led by Ballet Master Larissa Ponomarenko, demonstrate ballet pantomime.

Video by Element Productions

Experience the Classical Ballet Program

Hear from Classical Ballet Program students, parents, and faculty

Experience the Classical Ballet Program

A progressive curriculum, students move through ten levels and electives to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of ballet. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

A progressive curriculum, students move through ten levels and electives to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of ballet. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Children’s Program Experience

Hear from parents and students about their experience with our Children’s Program.

Children’s Program Experience

BBS students and parents discuss their experiences with our Children’s Program and how it shaped not only their dance journey, but their lives.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Jul 31, 2017

BBS students and parents discuss their experiences with our Children’s Program and how it shaped not only their dance journey, but their lives.

Video by Ernesto Galan

The Professional Division

The journey from studio to stage

The Professional Division

Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division at Walnut Hill students demonstrate hard work, determination, and focus during their journey to the stage.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division at Walnut Hill students demonstrate hard work, determination, and focus during their journey to the stage.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Adult Dance

Our continuing education program includes classes, workshops and opportunities for adult students.

Adult Dance

Our continuing education program includes classes, workshops and opportunities for adult students ages 18 and older, from beginner to advanced.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Our continuing education program includes classes, workshops and opportunities for adult students ages 18 and older, from beginner to advanced.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Open House at Boston Ballet School

Get a behind-the-scenes look at fun and engaging Open House activities

Open House at Boston Ballet School

From sample and placement classes to meet-and-greets with faculty, Open Houses are a great introduction to the BBS community.

From sample and placement classes to meet-and-greets with faculty, Open Houses are a great introduction to the BBS community.

Men’s Program

A look inside Boston Ballet School’s Men’s Program.

Men’s Program

The Pre-Professional program consists of separate men’s levels focusing on the aspects of training that are specific to the male dancer. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

The Pre-Professional program consists of separate men’s levels focusing on the aspects of training that are specific to the male dancer. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Children’s Program Curriculum

The science behind the curriculum.

Children’s Program Curriculum

Luciano Aimar, Head of Boston Ballet School’s Children's Curriculum, discusses how ballet is beneficial to children and the science behind the Children’s Program curriculum. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Luciano Aimar, Head of Boston Ballet School’s Children's Curriculum, discusses how ballet is beneficial to children and the science behind the Children’s Program curriculum. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Citydance

Established in 1991, Citydance annually provides up to 3,000 third grade students from more than 130 Boston Public School classrooms with a tuition-free introduction to dance and ballet. 

Citydance

Our approach cultivates an appreciation of movement, enhances cultural awareness, and fosters creativity and self-expression through two distinct phases.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Our approach cultivates an appreciation of movement, enhances cultural awareness, and fosters creativity and self-expression through two distinct phases.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet in the Community

Learn more about Boston Ballet's impact in the community

Boston Ballet in the Community

As part of the ECI on Location program, Boston Ballet partners with organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to provide students with greater access to dance education and performance. 
Video by Ernesto Galan

As part of the ECI on Location program, Boston Ballet partners with organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to provide students with greater access to dance education and performance. 
Video by Ernesto Galan

Adaptive Dance

Adaptive Dance provides transformative classes to people of all ages with disabilities.

Adaptive Dance

Adaptive Dance provides transformative classes to people of all ages with disabilities. Your gifts help Boston Ballet make dance accessible to everyone.
Video by: Ernesto Galan 

Adaptive Dance provides transformative classes to people of all ages with disabilities. Your gifts help Boston Ballet make dance accessible to everyone.
Video by: Ernesto Galan 

In Rehearsal: Next Generation

Exclusive one-night-only performance

In Rehearsal: Next Generation

Join us June 6 at the Boston Opera House for the ninth annual Next Generation performance featuring students of Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program in collaboration with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, with appearances by Boston Ballet II.

This inspirational evening is underwritten by a generous gift from Donna and Michael Egan and ticket sales directly support scholarships and financial aid for Boston Ballet School students.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Join us June 6 at the Boston Opera House for the ninth annual Next Generation performance featuring students of Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program in collaboration with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, with appearances by Boston Ballet II.

This inspirational evening is underwritten by a generous gift from Donna and Michael Egan and ticket sales directly support scholarships and financial aid for Boston Ballet School students.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Experience Summer at Boston Ballet School

Discover dance this summer.

Experience Summer at Boston Ballet School

Join us for summer and experience all Boston Ballet School has to offer through a wide range of programs at your choice of three convenient locations.


Video by Ernesto Galan 

Join us for summer and experience all Boston Ballet School has to offer through a wide range of programs at your choice of three convenient locations.


Video by Ernesto Galan 

Visit Boston Ballet School’s Newton Studio

Tour the new state-of-the-art studio

Visit Boston Ballet School’s Newton Studio

Boston Ballet School’s custom-built Newton Studio is located at 153 Needham Street. It was designed by world-class architecture firm, Gensler, and features seven studios to reflect the growing needs of the community. The new space is inclusive and accessible, offering a variety of classes for students of all ages and abilities. 
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet School’s custom-built Newton Studio is located at 153 Needham Street. It was designed by world-class architecture firm, Gensler, and features seven studios to reflect the growing needs of the community. The new space is inclusive and accessible, offering a variety of classes for students of all ages and abilities. 
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet School: In Rehearsal with Miranda Weese

Children’s Ballet Master Miranda Weese prepares her students for The Nutcracker

Boston Ballet School: In Rehearsal with Miranda Weese

As a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Miranda Weese often performed in The Nutcracker. Now as Children’s Ballet Master at Boston Ballet, she works with talented young students to prepare them for their moment to shine.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

As a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Miranda Weese often performed in The Nutcracker. Now as Children’s Ballet Master at Boston Ballet, she works with talented young students to prepare them for their moment to shine.
Video by Ernesto Galan 

The illusion we create is intended to deepen your understanding of reality.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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