Why do you dance?

It takes power and elegance. It takes persistence and creativity. Mastering our form is the way in which we discover both ourselves and our art. With grit comes grace. With determination comes achievement. And with performance comes confidence. New students welcome!

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2020-21 In-Person Classes

Take classes safely in-person at one of our three locations. Our Health and Safety Task Force has created these operating guidelines needed to host successful in-person classes and programs safely and responsibly. We look forward to welcoming you back into our studios!

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2020-21 Online Classes

Online classes allow students to continue their ballet training in their own homes. Classes are live-streamed from our Baumgartner Center for Dance location.

Drop-In Division

Drop-in classes for teens (16+) through adults provide comaraderie and fitness though classical ballet. For those new to ballet or with previous experience.

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Pre-Professional Training Program

An audition-only program intended for recent high school grads and high school students with alternative academic study options, the Pre-Professional Training Program offers daily intensive training to prepare young dancers for a career in professional dance.

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Community Engagement

Dance is a powerful tool. Our education and outreach programs inspire confidence, creativity, and health throughout the Greater Milwaukee community, reaching more than 30,000 people annually.

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Faculty & Staff

Our instructors and musicians are experienced, engaging and ready to inspire.

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Ballet Without Boundaries

Regardless of your background, age or physical capacity, ballet can stimulate and empower you.

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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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