Master Classes

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Master classes allow students to discover Boston Ballet in a whole new way, providing students the opportunity to take special classes from Company dancers.

Upcoming Master Classes 

Master Class with Principal Dancer Ashley Ellis

Sunday, October 28
10 am-12 pm
153 Needham Street, Newton

During the Master Class participants will take a ballet technique class led by Ashley Ellis and hear about her experiences dancing internationally and as a Principal Dancer at Boston Ballet.
Adult Class Participants
Ages 18+ with some previous ballet experience
Adult Class Observers
Adult beginners and non-dancers are invited to observe the Master Class for $25.

These classes fill up fast and registration is strongly encouraged. Space depending, registration will be available for $55 onsite the day of the event.​ 

Please note: photography and videography are prohibited in the studios.


Ashley Ellis, Principal Dancer
Ashley Ellis began her professional career by dancing with American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, and the following year joining the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. In 2007, after six years with ABT, Ellis moved to Spain to join a touring group led by the highly acclaimed Angel Corella, leading her to become one of the founding members of his new company, Corella Ballet de España. She danced as a soloist under the direction of Corella for three years before moving back to the U.S. Ellis spent a season dancing with Sarasota Ballet before moving to Boston. In 2011, Ellis joined Boston Ballet as a second soloist, was promoted to soloist in 2012, and assumed the rank of principal dancer the following year in 2013. Ellis has toured with the above companies and has made guest appearances, bringing her to theaters around the world. Read full bio


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