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Education

Welcome to Boston Ballet School

The Official School of Boston Ballet



Through the vision of Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, we inspire, develop and sustain a love of dance in every student. While excellence in ballet training is crucial to our mission, we believe that our job as arts educators goes well beyond technique. Our philosophy and curriculum support the development of the whole student within a nurturing, educational environment. The breadth and depth of the education we provide, coupled with the expertise and support of our faculty and connection to a world-class company, makes it possible for us to offer unparalleled ballet training and dance education programs of the highest quality for a wide range of students.

At Boston Ballet School we believe our classes are more than ballet technique; we believe enhancing your child’s education with an arts education is a large part of a child’s development and continues through to our adult students. Arts education have proven to increase cognitive thinking, problem solving and public speaking. We believe dance classes develop beyond tendus and pirouettes, it also fosters time management, collaboration with peers, confidence and more.
 
Research has also shown impressive benefits of arts education on entire school culture—especially student motivation, attitudes, and attendance. Numerous reports discuss the ways that increased access and involvement in arts education encourage students to stay in school, succeed in school, succeed in life, and succeed in work. Our students have been known to attend some of the most prestigious educational institutions, be more active in their school communities and continue to share the love of dance beyond their time with us.

We have ongoing enrollment for students of all ages beginning at 16 months through to adult. We hope you join us to continue to spread the love of dance!

Program Offerings:

Pre-Professional training – For the next generation of professional ballet dancers, ages 14-18, by audition only.
Classical Ballet Program – Comprehensive dance education with a 10-level ballet curriculum for ages 8- 18.
Children’s Program – Designed with a progressive, age-appropriate dance and movement curriculum
for toddlers to age 7.
Continuing Dance Education for Adults – A variety of open ballet classes, workshops and lectures, and enrichment classes for adults 16+.
Adaptive Dance – a creative movement curriculum for individuals with disabilities ages 2-adult.

Where it’s offered:

We provide dance education and ballet training for over 5,000 students annually through our two state-of-the-art studio locations at:

Why choose Boston Ballet School?
  • Original curriculum and a culturally responsive education created by expert faculty, supporting childhood development

  • Accessible environment that supports the wellness of your child

  • Live music in every class for ages 5+

  • Inclusive community

  • Extensive class options, including ample opportunities to makeup missed classes

  • All our teachers have had professional dance careers or developed pedagogical expertise through extensive professional training

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • Connection to world-class Boston Ballet Company

    • Exclusive master classes and learning opportunities, including interaction with professional dancers

    • Company performance opportunities for students

    • Company performance discounts

  • Ongoing faculty professional development

  • Partnerships with Boston Children’s Hospital, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Boston Public Schools, the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Boston Public Library, Lasell University, and more.

  • Well-rounded learning including community engagement and activism opportunities. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Boston Magazine Best of Boston 2019 Winner    Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite 2019 Winner   Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite 2020 Top 5   Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite 2021 Winner

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We celebrate diversity while fostering a team spirit.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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