ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL
Orlando Ballet School is regarded as one of the finest training academies in the world and is the official school of the Orlando Ballet. The school has been named “Outstanding School” at the New York finals of Youth America Grand Prix three times. With three locations in Central Florida, Orlando Ballet School adheres to the American Ballet Theatre® National Training curriculum and our American Ballet Theatre® certified teachers provide disciplined training for dancers of all ages.
Orlando Ballet School classes begin with the Enrollment Division and progress to the Pre-Professional Division. Each level follows a structured syllabus that recognizes cognitive, emotional and physical development. Students aged three to six are placed by age while students aged seven and up are auditioned and placed by knowledge, ability and potential. All students receive bi-annual progress reports and are advanced only when the teaching team believes more advanced work will be beneficial to the student.
Orlando Ballet School is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Primary through Level 7, will be taught by ABT® Certified Teachers who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through the levels they are responsible for in classes of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Faculty & Staff
- Christina Benziger
- Phillip Carman
- Gonzalo Espinoza
- Marilyn Gaston
- Joseph Gatti
- Natasha Glos
- Kathleen Landa
- Andria LaRocco
- Paulina Lu
- Mila Makaroff
- Kim Marsh
- Sheri Metcalf
- Anamarie McGinn Harris
- Dierdre Miles Burger
- Olivier Munoz
- Susan Olson
- Glynn Owens
- Bevalie Pritchard
- Alia Purdy
- Jessica Santos Shoffner
- Amy Seawright Hartman
- Elizabeth Shook-King
- Jessica Sibley Yates
- Katie Slattery
- Jessica Springer
- Marion Tonner
- Heidi Towle
- Marianna Tzanova
- Judith Vardy
- Randee Workowski
- Eileen Zielinski
- Jennifer Zuckerman
Class Schedules & Registration
Orlando Ballet School classes begin with the Enrollment Division and progress to the Pre-Professional Division. Each level follows a structured syllabus that recognizes cognitive, emotional and physical development. Students aged three to six are placed by age while students aged seven and up are auditioned and placed by knowledge, ability and potential.
Register Online Today For:
- Baby & Me Classes for Ages 2-3 with Guardian
- Enrollment Division Classes Ages 3-6
- Pre-Professional Division Classes
- Orlando Ballet School Academy & Trainee Programs
- Adult & Teen Open Classes
All students receive bi-annual progress reports and are advanced only when the teaching team believes more advanced work will be beneficial to the student.
Orlando Ballet School offers a variety of classes at our three campuses, Seminole, Central and South. View Class Schedules at the links below.
For questions, contact your campus below:
CENTRAL CAMPUS 407-418-9818 415 East Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803
SEMINOLE CAMPUS 407-834-8895 1811 West State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750
SOUTH CAMPUS 407-352-9733 7988 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 204, Orlando, FL 32819
Schedules subject to change.
Updated 7/13/172017-18 Class Schedule - SOUTH
Updated 7/19/172017-18 Class Schedule - SEMINOLE
Updated 7/14/172017 Summer Adult Class Schedule
Updated 5/24/1717-18 Tuition and Uniform Information Coming Soon
School Calendar 2016-2017
ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL FALL SESSION BEGINS
ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – LABOR DAY
Nutcracker Auditions at Central – Only Currently enrolled OBS students can audition
Registration 1:00pm – Level 1
Registration 2:30pm – Level 2 & 3
Registration 3:30pm – Level 4 and Up
OCPS Outreach Performance of Beauty and the Beast
* October 28-30
* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of Dracula at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Students dismissed at 7 p.m. (all schools) to attend Company performance of Dracula
ABT Exams – Levels Primary, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Parent Observation Week – All Schools
ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Nutcracker Parents Meeting at Central
Note: December reduced class schedule TBA to accommodate Nutcracker rehearsals & performances
* December 8-11
* Orlando Ballet Performance of The Nutcracker at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
* December 10
* Nutcracker Tea
* Nutcracker Family Show
DECEMBER 19,2016-JANUARY 3, 2017
ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – WINTER BREAK
ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
Parent Observation – All Schools
* February 26
* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of A Tribute to Harriett – Best of Broadway at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – SPRING BREAK
* March 24-26
* Orlando Ballet Company performance of Masterworks at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Spring Intensive at Central
* May 5-7
* Orlando Ballet Company performance of A Cinderella Story at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dress Up and Dance – All Schools at Mommy and Me
Last Week of Classes
Central Dress Rehearsal at Central, 6:00-8:30pm
Seminole Dress Rehearsal at Central, 6:00-8:30pm
South Dress Rehearsal at Central, 6:00-8:30pm
Last Day of Class – Creative Movement 1, Primary A, Primary B, Primary C
Spring Into Dance Showcase at Pugh Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Creative Movement 1, Primary A, Primary B, Primary C
Stars of Tomorrow Showcase at Bob Carr Theatre
LAST DAY OF CLASSES – ALL SCHOOLS
Spring Showcase at Bob Carr Theatre
Levels 1A and up
SUMMER PROGRAMS 2017
SUMMER PROGRAMS 2017
May 30-June 23
Extended Session at Central & South – Levels 3 and up
June 5-July 29
Summer Session (Ages 3-7) at Central & South
Senior Summer Intensive at Jacksonville – Levels 3 and up
Junior Summer Intensive at Central & South – Levels 3 and up
June 26-July 21
Junior Summer Intensive at Seminole – Levels Primary-3
June 26-July 27
Summer Session (Ages 8+) at Central & South
June 26-July 28
Senior Summer Intensive at Central & South – Levels 3 and up
Extended Session at Central & South – Levels 3 and up
All Campuses – Central, Seminole, South *Note: Calendar subject to change.
May 19. Orlando Ballet School presents Fast Forward. Audiences will experience the talent and passion of tomorrow’s brightest stars. Fast Forward features OBS’s upper level students including, Orlando Ballet’s Second company, Trainees and Academy. On the edge of their careers, these dancers will perform pieces that showcase both classical and contemporary dance. Learn More.
If you have any questions, please contact Orlando Ballet School Manager Julie Zimmerman at 407-418-9830 or by email at [email protected].
No audition/placement necessary.
Call OBS at 407.418.9818 to schedule a placement class. Placement classes are $40
Orlando Ballet School Academy Prep
Friday, April 21, 2017 – South Campus
Eligibility: All OBS Students currently in level 2A – 4A/B (current students who may be promoting to level 2A in the fall)
*Please register at the South Campus front desk
* $30 audition fee is waived for all OBS students currently enrolled in the ’16-’17 dance year Orlando Ballet School Academy
Orlando Ballet School Academy
OBSA is by audition only. Call OBS at 407.418.9818 to schedule an in house audition, audition price is $40. Video audition submission is $50.
In-person audition is required call OBS at 407.418.9818 to schedule an in house audition today. If interested and you are out of the state or the country, you can submit a video audition to see if eligible for an in person audition. Video audition submissions are $50.
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