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.

Campus Location

Harriett's Orlando Ballet Centre

600 N. Lake Formosa Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

407-418-9818

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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

Teachers

  • Allison Babar
  • Ellie Potts Barrett
  • Adam Boreland
  • 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*

JANUARY 2021


January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Studio Closed

FEBRUARY 2021


February 13-14, 2021

Winter Intensive

February 15, 2021

Studio Closed for President’s Day

MARCH 2021


March 6, 2021

Come Dance With Us Classes Begin

March 8-13, 2021

Parent Observation

March 15-19, 2021

Spring Break

March 15-18, 2021

Spring Break Classes

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

11:00-12:00 – Pointe and Men’s Class – Ages 11+

March 15-19, 2021

Spring Break Camp

APRIL 2021


April 2021

ABT Testing

April 2021

Variation Expo – TBD

April 2021

Broadway Series Cats – TBD

MAY 2021


May 7, 2021

7:30 PM – HOBC – Academy, Upper 1 and Upper 2 – Showcase

May 8, 2021

Spring Into Dance Showcase

11:00 AM – HOBC

3:00 PM – HOBC

6:00 PM – Levels 1 to 3

May 10-23, 2021

Studio Closed

May 14-16, 2021

Broadway Series – Hamilton TBD

May 24-27, 2021

Postseason Classes

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

9:30-11:00 – Pointe and Men’s Class – Ages 11+

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.