SERIOUS TRAINING GROUND FOR ASPIRING DANCERS

Why Choose Classical Ballet Academy?

Our mission is to educate, inspire and transform dancers of all ages through the study of classical ballet and complementary dance forms. Reshaping the mind and body takes discipline and strength. CBA is dedicated to helping each individual achieve this goal.

Classical Ballet Academy promotes principles of fairness, equity, diversity, and inclusion in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse dancers and community.

HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION

Classical Ballet Academy has expert teachers for all age groups and levels.

VARIETY OF CLASSES

We have a variety of different programs tailored to the different needs of each dancer.

SMALL STUDIO FEEL

Compassionate environment that is welcoming and accepting of all dancers of every level.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Pre-Professional students that train at Classical Ballet Academy are consistently recognized for their superior technical abilities, artistry and musicality. CBA dancers have been accepted to the top companies and schools across the nation. CBA prepares dancers for elite summer programs, college dance programs, as well as entrance into the professional world of ballet. CBA dancers have accepted to, offered scholarships and have studied at American Ballet Theater, Alonso King Lines Ballet, Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet School, Harid Conservatory, Houston Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School, Kansas City Ballet School, The Kirov Ballet School, Nutmeg Conservatory and The Rock, to name a few.

AFFORDABLE TUITION RATES

Compare us to other ballet schools in the Portland Metro area and you will find we keep our tuition rates low so that all can experience the joy and artistry in dance.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY PERFORMING OPPORTUNITIES

CBA dancers enjoy the rare opportunity of performing on stage in a professional environment, multiple times a year.  Our Pre-Professional Program produces professional level classical productions such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Firebird.  The program also produces contemporary productions such as A Christmas Carol, using full scale props, sets and costumes. Our Children’s Program produces abbreviated versions of full-length ballets such as The Children’s Nutcracker and The Children’s Sleeping Beauty, using full scale props sets and costumes so each class and dancer can be showcased. We have showcases for our youngest dancers. The Nutcracker Sweet Suite Showcase is dedicated to our youngest students in Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet so their first times on stage are in a positive and relaxed environment. Adult students also have performing opportunities in various productions. CBA productions have captured the attention of the media and have consistently been esteemed by sold out audiences.

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Our Programs

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

The teaching staff at CBA begins working with children as young as 2 ½. Their patience and experience with children allow them to elicit dramatic improvements in student’s technique, physical awareness and discipline. This training impacts all aspects of their lives and will prove to be invaluable in years to come.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

CBA provides a serious training ground for aspiring dancers. A positive and nurturing environment focused on individual attention will allow each dancer to develop their specific strengths and sense of artistry. Because the professional world of ballet is requiring dancers to be extremely well rounded in multiple forms of dance, dancers can now audition to be a part of the Pre-Professional Dance Program that will include Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Modern.

ADULT CLASSES

Ballet is more than a dream for young dancers. It offers grace, flexibility, discipline, and valuable exercise for students of all ages. Adult Students at CBA have enjoyed the benefits of classical ballet training such as: renewed confidence, physical and mental stamina, muscular rejuvenation, and a support network of peers working towards goals and encouraging one another.