ORLANDO 
BALLET SCHOOL

ORLANDO <br />
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.

Campus Locations

Central Campus

415 East Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803

407-418-9818

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Seminole Campus

1811 West State Road 434 Longwood, FL 32750

407-834-8895

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South Campus

7988 Via Dellagio Way Suite 204 Orlando, FL 32819

407-352-9733

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Faculty & Staff

Robert Hill

Artistic Director, Orlando Ballet

Dierdre Miles Burger

Director, Orlando Ballet School

Julie Zimmerman

School Manager

Kim Marsh

Assistant to the School Director

Bevalie Pritchard

School Performance Coordinator

Gonzalo Espinoza

School Choreographer

Katie Slattery

School / Company Artistic Asst.

Randee Workowski

School Artistic Outreach Coordinator

Olivier Munoz

Principal Teacher

Natasha Glos

Seminole School Principal

Marion Tonner

South School Principal

Susan Gorak

Central Campus Administrator

Barbara St. Clair

South Campus Administrator

Jonna Stephan

Seminole Campus Administrator & Summer Intensive Coordinator

Teachers

  • 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.

 

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. For Class Schedules, please contact the 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

2016-17 Adult Class Schedule

Updated 11-14-16

2016-17 Tuition and Uniform Information

School Calendar 2016-2017

AUGUST 22

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL FALL SESSION BEGINS

SEPTEMBER 5

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – LABOR DAY

September 10

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

October 25-28

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

October 28

Students dismissed at 7 p.m. (all schools) to attend Company performance of Dracula

November 5

ABT Exams – Levels Primary, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B

November 14-19

Parent Observation Week – All Schools

NOVEMBER 23-26

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

November 28

Classes resume

December 3

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

January 4

Classes resume

JANUARY 16

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

February 13-18

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

MARCH 20-25

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – SPRING BREAK

* March 24-26

* Orlando Ballet Company performance of Masterworks at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

March 25-26

Spring Intensive at Central

* May 5-7

* Orlando Ballet Company performance of A Cinderella Story at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

May 1-6

Dress Up and Dance – All Schools at Mommy and Me

 

Last Week of Classes

May 10

Central Dress Rehearsal at Central, 6:00-8:30pm

May 11

Seminole Dress Rehearsal at Central, 6:00-8:30pm

May 12

South Dress Rehearsal at Central, 6:00-8:30pm

May 12

Last Day of Class – Creative Movement 1, Primary A, Primary B, Primary C

May 13

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

May 19

Stars of Tomorrow Showcase at Bob Carr Theatre

MAY 20

LAST DAY OF CLASSES – ALL SCHOOLS

May 20-21

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

June 12-23

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

August 15-18

Extended Session at Central & South – Levels 3 and up

All Campuses – Central, Seminole, South *Note: Calendar subject to change.

OBSA Auditions

 

Please see the School Calendar above for the upcoming Audition schedule.