About the School

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy offers high-quality dance training in an encouraging and professional atmosphere. We train more than 600 students a year in three locations, delivering training from creative movement through to pre-professional level. Our students can audition for Milwaukee Ballet Company productions including The Nutcracker and every student dances in the year-end showcase. Families receive generous discounts to our Company performances.

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Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is the only professional studio school in the Midwest fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, an organization of schools, colleges, and universities founded in 1965 to establish exceptional dance standards.

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Class Descriptions

From beginner to ballerina, Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy has classes for ages 3 and above. No experience necessary. With three convenient locations at our Brookfield, downtown Milwaukee, and Fox Point studios, there is a branch near you.

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Summer Intensive

Spend the summer with renowned international faculty and emerge with refined talent and a new perspective.

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Student Cast Information

Our students have several performance opportunities throughout the year including an all-inclusive, end of year showcase.

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Tour de Force

Our award-winning Tour de Force program brings dancers from Milwaukee Ballet, children with disabilities and physical therapists from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin together for a very special ballet program.

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Milwaukee Ballet II

The next generation of dancers. These dancers have dedicated a year of their lives to ballet, training, and performances.

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