Classical Ballet Academy offers professional training in Ballet Classes, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Modern Dance, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Leaps and Turns. Students are carefully led through each level where they are instructed in an encouraging and pleasant atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on individual instruction. Through the dance experience, students enjoy the activity, while learning technique and self-discipline. While technique is strongly emphasized, so is movement and self-expression. There is a strong feeling at our school, that all of these areas must be developed together.
Congratulations to Miss Amber who graduated from OU, was named outstanding Senior Ballet Major, and signed a contract to dance in the corps de ballet with Fort Wayne Ballet!
Congratulations to Miss Addison who was name Top Woman in the Sophomore class at OU!
Congratulations to Aedan Donovan who was accepted to the University of Oklahoma to major in ballet in the School of Dance. He was awarded an $8,000 a year scholarship. Aedan was also accepted to Kansas City Ballet summer intensive program in 2016 and Philadelphia Ballet summer of 2017 & 2018 both on scholarship. Aedan began his ballet training at Classical Ballet Academy his junior year in high school. We are very proud of his hard and achievements.
Congratulations to our newest Norman Dance Theatre company members: Emelyn Arthur, Kyra Blevins, Shaleigh Weaver, Sydney Pierce, Asa Chilson, Samara Bonner, McKenzie Ellis, Harmony Hill, Linden Humphrey, Charlotte Johnson, Stefani Morgan, Connor Willis, Avery Althoff, Ana Bowden, Charlotte Haws, Hannah Kate Hodges, Cara Kao, Jocelyn Leinen, Leah Portillo, Carolyn Ringus, Lily Rowland, Kaylin Wang
Students have been selected for the advanced study in ballet at Pacific Northwest Ballet, School of American Ballet (New York City Ballet), San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, ABT, Alvin Ailey, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Philadelphia Ballet, Ballet Met, Ballet Austin, Kansas City Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Ballet Aspen, Oklahoma City Ballet, Summer Wind, Brigham Young, the highly selective Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, as well as numerous other schools. Students have also continued their professional dance by performing with such companies as the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Oklahoma Festival Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Perpetual Motion Dance Co., American Spirit Dance Co., Missoula Children's Theatre, Staibdance and many others.
Offering Professional Training for Children and Adults
Julie Blacksten, B.F.A. in Dance
Congratulations to the following dancers who will be performing at the 12th Anniversary Performing Arts Educators Invitational at Lincoln Center in New York City: Emelyn Arthur, Sydney Pierce, Shaleigh Weaver, Asa Chilson, Taylor Salmond, Charlotte Johnson, Charlotte Haws, and Leah Portillo.
Congratulations to the following dancers who were accepted into summer programs: Kyra Blevins-Joffrey with a full scholarship, Sydney Pierce-University of Oklahoma summer intensive, McKenzie Ellis-ABT & University of Oklahoma Summer Ballet Intensive, Linden Humphrey and Charlotte Johnson-University of Oklahoma Ballet Intensive.