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. Located 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

Robert Hill

Artistic Director, Orlando Ballet

Phillip Broomhead

School Director

Kim Marsh

Assistant to School Director and Head of Academy 1, 2, 3

Amyia Burrell

Head of Young Dancer Program

Yan Chen

Principal Company and Academy Teacher

Charmaine Hunter

Director of Community Enrichment and Principal Teacher

Gonzalo Espinoza

Head of OBII/Trainee Program & School Choreographer

Natasha Glos

Head of Pre-Professional Program

Jenny Logus

School Administrative Manager

Victoria Sarau

School Registrar

Jonna Stephan

Summer Intensive Coordinator


  • Allison Babar
  • Ellie Potts Barrett
  • Phillip Broomhead
  • Lisa Buono
  • Amyia Burrell
  • Yan Chen
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Gina Hatch
  • Charmaine Hunter
  • Krista Ledden
  • Mila Makaroff
  • Kim Marsh
  • Anamarie McGinn Harris
  • Susan Olson
  • Kirmari Scott
  • Amy Seawright
  • Elizabeth Shook-King
  • Kirmari Scott
  • Jessica Sibley Yates
  • Katrina Soricelli
  • Nicole Taylor
  • Danielle Towle
  • Heidi Towle
  • Marianna Tzanova
  • Israel Zavaleta Escobedo

2020-21 School Calendar*

OBS Student Handbook

MAY 2021

May 7, 2021

Showcase – Academy, Upper 1 and Upper 2 – HOBC 

May 8, 2021

Spring Into Dance Showcase (Pre-Primary 4’s – Primary C) – HOBC

Spring Showcase for Levels 1 to 3

May 10-23, 2021

Studio Closed

May 14-16, 2021

Stars of Tomorrow Performance

May 24-27, 2021

May 31, 2021

Memorial Day – Studio Closed

JUNE 2021

June 7-18, 2021

Summer Camp

June 14-25, 2021

2-Week Summer Intensive

June 28-July 30, 2021

5-Week Summer Intensive

*Note: Calendar subject to change.