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. 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

Phillip Broomhead

School Director

Kim Marsh

Head of Academy Program, Student Services & Certification

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

Assistant to the School Director, 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

Teachers

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

2021-22 School Calendar*

OBS 2021-22 Events Catalog

OBS Student Handbook

AUGUST 2021


August 9-19, 2021

August 16-19, 2021

Welcome Back Week

August 22, 2021

Dancewear Corner – OBS Students only shopping

August 23, 2021

First Day of Classes

SEPTEMBER 2021


September 6, 2021

Labor Day (OBS closed for school and FItness Thru Dance classes)

September 11, 2021

Come Dance With Us! Fall session begins

September 12, 2021

Grandparent’s Day Brunch

September 13-18, 2021

Meet the Teacher Week

September 26, 2021

Come Dance With Us! Workshop

 

Classe D’Excellence

OCTOBER 2021

October 3, 2021

Come Dance With Us! Workshops

October 3, 2021

Classe D’Excellence

October 17, 2021

OBS Student/Parent Fall Get together

October 24, 2021

Audition Workshop

NOVEMBER 2021

November 14, 2021

Nutcracker Boutique

November 15-20, 2021

Parent Observation

November 22-27, 2021

OBS Closed for Thanksgiving Break

November 23-24, 2021

9:30-11:00 – Ballet Ages 11+ & Levels 3+

11:00-12:00 – Pointe– Ages 11+ & Levels 3+

November 29, 2021

OBS Classes resume from Thanksgiving Break

OBS 21/22 CALENDAR

*Note: Calendar subject to change.