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

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

Jenny Logus

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

Victoria Sarau

Central Campus Administrator

Michael David Carr

South Campus Administrator

Jonna Stephan

Summer Intensive Coordinator

Teachers

  • Ellie Potts Barrett
  • Daniel Benavides
  • Shannon Blust
  • Phillip Broomhead
  • Amyia Burrell
  • Yan Chen
  • Dimitri Delazanos
  • Gonzalo Espinoza
  • Tasha Golis
  • Charmaine Hunter
  • Paul Johnson
  • Krista Ledden
  • Laura Love
  • Mila Makaroff
  • Venus Mallory
  • Kim Marsh
  • Rebecca Martin
  • Isabella Mendez
  • Sheri Metcalf
  • Anamarie McGinn Harris
  • Percy Nelson
  • Susan Olson
  • Glynn Owens
  • Bevalie Pritchard
  • Elizabeth Shook-King
  • Jessica Sibley Yates
  • Katie Slattery
  • Jessica Springer
  • Amanda Tempel
  • 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

Saturday, October 6th

1:00 PM SOUTH CAMPUS Parent Meeting with Interim School Director Phillip Broomhead

Saturday, October 6th

3:00 PM 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

2:00PM – 4:00PM

* November, 2-4

* Orlando Ballet Company Performance of The Nutcracker at Garden Theatre

November, 10-11

ABT Exams – Prim C- Level 3

November, 12 -17 

Parent Observation Week – All Campuses

NOVEMBER 19-24

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Sunday, November 25th

Come Dance With Us! Workshop 1

Monday, November 26

Classes resume

Sunday, December 2

Come Dance With Us! Workshop 2

* 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 21, 2018 – JANUARY 5, 2019

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS CLOSED – WINTER BREAK

Monday, January 7

Classes Resume

Saturday, January 12

Orlando Ballet School Open House
South Campus 2:30 – 4:30
Central 3:30 – 5:30

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 11-16

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 and South Campus – Rehearsal – at Central Campus 6:00pm–8:00pm

Friday, May 10

Central and South Campus – Dress Rehearsal – at Central Campus 6:00pm-8:00pm.

 

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 18-19

Spring Showcase

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

SATURDAY, MAY 18

ORLANDO BALLET SCHOOLS – LAST DAY OF CLASSES

SUMMER PROGRAMS

June 3–14, 2019

SUMMER DANCE CAMP “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”

2 Weeks

Levels Primary B-Level 2 • Ages 6-12

Central Campus and South Campus

July 8–19, 2019

 

PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP

2 Weeks

Ages 11-13

South Campus

June 3–July 27, 2019

 

YOUNG DANCERS SUMMER SESSION

Ages 18 MOS-7

Central Campus and South Campus

June 17–July 25, 2019

BALLET SUMMER SESSION

Central Campus and South Campus

Levels 1-3 or Ages 8-12

June 17–July 25, 2019

PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER SESSION

Central Campus and South Campus

Ages 7-12

SUMMER INTENSIVE

June 10–22, 2019

Orlando 2-Week Summer Intensive

June 24–July 13, 2019

Orlando 3-Week Summer Intensive 1

July 15–August 3, 2019

Orlando 3-Week Summer Intensive 2

June 24–August 3, 2019

Orlando 6-Week Summer Intensive

Both Campuses – Central and South *Note: Calendar subject to change.

School Performances

SUMMER SOIRÈE

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

 

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

*no refunds or exchanges

 

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SENIOR INTENSIVE SHOWCASES

July 13th & August 3rd 2019  | Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium

 

Details coming soon! All seating is general admission and based on a first come first served basis.

*no refunds or exchanges

 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019