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 two 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
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407-418-9818

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South Campus

7988 Via Dellagio Way Suite 204 Orlando, FL 32819
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407-352-9733

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Faculty & Staff

Robert Hill

Artistic Director, Orlando Ballet

Phillip Broomhead

Interim School Director

Kim Marsh

Assistant to School Director & Head of Pre-Professional Division

Yan Chen

Principal Academy Teacher

Chiaki Yasukawa

Principal Teacher & Head of Academy Prep

Jessica Jadron

School Business Manager

Shannon Blust

Director of Performing Arts, South Campus Manager

Bevalie Pritchard

Head of Young Dancer Division & School Performance Coordinator

Gonzalo Espinoza

School Choreographer

Katie Slattery

Teacher & Outreach/Artistic Assistant

Charmaine Hunter

Director of Community Engagement

Vincent Lee

Registrar

Susan Gorak

Central Campus Administrator

Victoria Sarau

South Campus Administrator

Jonna Stephan

Summer Intensive Coordinator

Teachers

  • Daniel Benavides
  • Shannon Blust
  • Dawn Branch
  • Phillip Broomhead
  • Amyia Burrell
  • Yan Chen
  • Gonzalo Espinoza
  • Charmaine Hunter
  • Paul Johnson
  • Krista Ledden
  • Laura Love
  • Mila Makaroff
  • Venus Mallory
  • Kim Marsh
  • Rebecca Martin
  • Isabella Mendez
  • Sheri Metcalf
  • Anamarie McGinn Harris
  • Susan Olson
  • Glynn Owens
  • Bevalie Pritchard
  • Elizabeth Shook-King
  • Jessica Sibley Yates
  • Katie Slattery
  • Grace Song
  • Jessica Springer
  • Heidi Towle
  • Marianna Tzanova
  • Chiaki Yasukawa
  • Jennifer Zuckerman

School Calendar 2018-2019

August 13-30

OBS EXTENDED SESSION (Central & South Campus)

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TEEN/ADULT DROP IN (Central & South Campus)

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August 21-29

WELCOME WEEK

Join us at Orlando Ballet School for a week of trial and placement classes to prepare your student for the 2018/19 School Year! Welcome Week will be held at both the Central and South Campuses. Follow the links below for a more detailed schedule.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

 

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – LABOR DAY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOL FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Saturday, September 15

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

 

Eligibility: Levels Primary C-7 & Academy 1-3 at the Central Campus

Schedule: TBD

September, Date TBD

SOUTH CAMPUS Parent Meeting with Interim School Director Phillip Broomhead

September, Date TBD

CENTRAL CAMPUS Parent Meeting with Interim School Director Phillip Broomhead

Friday, October 12

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

* October 12-14

* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of Carmina Burana at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, October 20

Nutcracker Parent Meeting

details coming soon!

November, 10-11

ABT Exams – Prim C- Level 3

November, Date TBD

Parent Observation Week – All Campuses

* November 12-14

* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of The Nutcracker at Garden Theatre

Sunday, November 18

Come Dance With Us! Workshop

NOVEMBER 19-24

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Monday, November 26

Classes resume

Saturday, December 1

Nutcracker Parents Meeting at Central Campus – TIME TBD

 

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

* December 7-16

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

* December 8

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

* December 15

* Nutcracker Tea

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

DECEMBER 24, 2017 – JANUARY 5, 2018

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – WINTER BREAK

Monday, January 7

Classes Resume

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Friday, February 15

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

* February 15- 17

* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of Bailamos! at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

February, Date TBD

Parent Observation – All Campuses

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – President’s Day

MARCH 18-23

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – SPRING BREAK

* Friday, March 29

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

* Friday, March 29

* Orlando Ballet Second Company Performance of Fast Forward at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

* March 30 -31

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

March 30-31

Spring Intensive at Central Campus

*Friday, April 26

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

*April 26-28

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

April 29 – May 4

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 8

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

Friday, May 10

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 11

SPRING INTO DANCE SHOWCASE

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

 

Sat – Sun May 17-19

Spring Showcase

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

Saturday, May 19

OBS Last Day of Classes

 

Summer Programs 2019 Calendar Coming Soon!

 

Summer Programs 2019 Calendar Coming Soon!

 

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

School Performances

SUMMER SOIRÈE

Wednesday, July 25, 2018  | 7:30 p.m. | Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium 

 

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SENIOR INTENSIVE SHOWCASES

July 26-27, 2018  | Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium

 

All seating is general admission and based on a first come first served basis.

*no refunds or exchanges

 

Thursday, July 26th 6:00PM

 

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Friday, July 27th 6:00PM

 

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