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

2201 McRae Avenue 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.

 

Register Online Here 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
  • Open Classes: Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap or Musical Theatre, Stretch, Pilates Mat

 

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.

 

Uniform Information

All required dress code components are available for purchase at N’Styl.

4241 LB McLeod Road, Suite A, Orlando FL


Orlando Ballet School Scholarship Application Process

TADS Financial Aid Application Information
Scholarships available to REGISTERED OBS students ONLY – LEVEL 3 and above. To be considered for a scholarship students MUST apply through TADS, scholarships are for tuition only. To apply for a scholarship please fill out the following financial aid application and worksheet.

 

   

 

 

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.

2017-18 Class Schedule - CENTRAL

Updated 8/18/17

2017-18 Class Schedule - SOUTH

Updated 8/18/17

2017-18 Class Schedule - SEMINOLE

Updated 7/28/17

2017-18 Adult Class Schedule

Updated 9/21/17

Interested In Other Styles of Dance? Open Class Schedule

School Calendar 2017-2018

AUGUST 14-17

OBS EXTENDED SESSION (Central Campus)

4:30-6:00 PM Ballet

7:00-8:00 PM Pointe

PRICE: Ballet $25 Ballet/Pointe $40

OPEN HOUSE more information here

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL FALL SESSION BEGIN

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

 

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – LABOR DAY

NEW DATE due to Hurricane: Saturday, September 23 

Nutcracker Auditions at Central – Only Currently enrolled OBS students can audition

 

Registration 1:00pm – Levels Primary C, 1A, 1B

Audition 1:30-2:30pm

 

Registration 2:00pm – Levels 2A – 4B

Audition 2:45-3:45pm

 

Registration 3:15pm – Levels 5A – 7 and Up

Audition 4:00-5:00pm

Monday, September 18

SOUTH CAMPUS Parent Meeting 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, September 20

CENTRAL CAMPUS Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday, September 21

SEMINOLE CAMPUS Parent Meeting 7:00-8:00pm

October 25-31

OCPS Outreach Performance of Beauty and the Beast

Friday, October 27

Students dismissed at 6:30 p.m. (all schools) so students are able to attend Orlando Ballet Company performance of Swan Lake

* October 27-29

* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of Swan Lake at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday – Sunday, November 11-12

ABT Exams – Levels 4, 5, 6

November, 13-17

Parent Observation Week – All Schools

NOVEMBER 21-25

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Monday, November 27

Classes resume

Saturday, December 9

Nutcracker Parents Meeting at Central Campus – TIME TBD

 

Note: December reduced class schedule TBA to accommodate Nutcracker rehearsals & performances

* December 21-24

* Orlando Ballet Performance of The Nutcracker at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

* December 23

* Nutcracker Tea 12:30pm

* Nutcracker Family Show 11:00am – 12:00pm

DECEMBER 22, 2017 – JANUARY 6, 2018

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – WINTER BREAK

Monday, January 8

Classes Resume

MONDAY, JANUARY 15

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Friday, February 9

Students dismissed at 6:30 p.m. (all schools) so students are able to attend Orlando Ballet Company performance of Romeo and Juliet

* February 9 – 11

* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of Romeo and Juliet at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

February 12-17

Parent Observation – All Campuses

FEBRUARY 19

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – President’s Day

* March 17-18

* Orlando Ballet Company’s Family Weekend performance of Beauty and the Beast  at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

March 17-18

Spring Intensive at Central Campus

MARCH 19-24

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – SPRING BREAK

April 13-15

* Orlando Ballet Company performance of Best of Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre

Friday, April 27

DEADLINE to register for all OBS students planning to attend Sr. Summer Intensive and any OBS summer program

Friday, May 4

Students dismissed at 6:30 p.m. (all schools) so students are able to attend Orlando Ballet Company performance of Contemporary Wonders

* May 4-6

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

April 30 – May 5

Dress Up and Dance – Last week of classes for Dress Up & Dance

Showings in Studio at all OBS locations during regular class times

Wednesday, May 9

CENTRAL CAMPUS Dress Rehearsal – at the Central Campus 6:00-8:30pm

Thursday, May 10

SEMINOLE CAMPUS Dress Rehearsal – at the Central Campus 6:00-8:30pm

Friday, May 11

SOUTH CAMPUS Dress Rehearsal – at the Central Campus 6:00-8:30pm

 

LAST DAY OF CLASSES for Creative Movement and Primary A, B and C

Saturday, May 12

SPRING INTO DANCE SHOWCASE at DPC/Pugh Theatre

Central, Seminole and South Campuses Creative Movement and Primary A, B C  TIMES TBD

Friday, May 19

Fast Forward Orlando Ballet II and Upper Level Students perform at Bob Carr -7:30pm

Sat – Sun May 19-20

Spring Showcase at Bob Carr

Stage Dress Rehearsal and Show Day/Time for specific campuses TBD

Saturday, May 20

OBS Last Day of Classes – All Campuses

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS 2017 – 2018 

SUMMER PROGRAMS 2017 –2018 

May 29-June 7 (3 weeks)

Extended Session at Central  – Levels 3 and up

June 4-July 28 (8 weeks)

Summer Session at Central, Seminole and South  (Ages 3-7)

June 4-July 28 (8 weeks)

Baby & Me at Central and Seminole (Ages 2-3)

June 11-22 (2 weeks)

Junior Intensive at Central and South (Primary B – Level 2)

June 11-22 (2 weeks)

Orlando (2 Week) Senior Summer Intensive (Levels 3+)

 

June 11-July 22 (2 weeks)

Jacksonville Senior Summer Intensive (Levels 3+)

June 25-July 27 (5 weeks)

Orlando Senior Summer Intensive (Levels 3+)

June 25-July 20 (4 weeks)

Junior Intensive at Seminole – (Levels 1B – 3)

June 25 – July 27 (5 weeks)

Summer Session (Ages 8-12, Levels 1-2) at Central, Seminole and South

August TBD

Extended Session at Central (Levels 3+)

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

School Performances

Fast Forward

Friday, May 18 2018. 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. Details Coming Soon.

OBSA Auditions

If you have any questions, please contact Orlando Ballet School Manager Julie Zimmerman at 407-418-9830 or by email at [email protected].


Enrollment Division
No audition/placement necessary.
 

 

Pre-Professional Division
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
more information

 

Orlando Ballet School Academy
Monday August 14, 2017 – Central Campus

Eligibility: Levels 3+

*Please register at the Central Campus front desk

*$20 audition fee

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.

 

Trainee Audition
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.

 

Adult Classes
Click here for more information. No audition/placement class necessary. You can drop into any of our adult classes, please see the schedule to find a time and location that is most convenient.

 

Summer Programs
Click here
for more information.

 

Company Auditions
Click here for more details.