American Academy of Ballet


Celebrating Our 52nd Year of Dance!

The American Academy of Ballet, under the direction of Maris Battaglia, is celebrating its 52nd year of dance. More than 147 students have gone on to achieve prominent careers across the States, Canada and Europe in dance companies, television and the Broadway stage. We are proud to continue that tradition throughout the many years to come! The Academy's success and continued philosophy over the years is that "love and positive reinforcement can work together in a warm and caring atmosphere to provide experiences that will last a lifetime."

Important Dates:

April 10-15 - Spring Break - Studio Closed
April 17 - AAB Reopens
May 26 - Dress Rehearsal at UB
May 28 - AAB Performance
May 29 - Memorial Day - Studio Closed
June 14 - Last Day of AAB Classes
June 17 - Fairytale Dance Performance
June 26 - Princess and Dance Camps begin
August 14-18 - Intensive Week
September 9 - AAB School Begins

The American Academy of Ballet is a professional dance studio, founded in 1964. It is the goal of the Academy to offer the finest possible training under the guidance of a highly qualified faculty.


At the American Academy of Ballet, all forms of dance are offered. While the emphasis is on classical ballet, a multitude of other classes are offered, including pointe, contemporary modern, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, pilates, and acrobatics. Students are placed in classes based on age and level of proficiency from beginner to advanced.

Acro Arabian Character I

Ballet classes at the Academy are based on the Russian syllabus with Balanchine influence. Ballet has been proven time and time again to be the trunk of the tree of dance. The branches of the tree are the different forms of dance, all directly relating to one another and having its roots in classical ballet.

Snow Madien

The benefits of dance last further than any other activity or exercise. Besides grace, poise and appreciation for the arts, discipline and the physical and mental work are highly rewarding. A recent study in the New York Times revealed that students who study music and dance fare better academically. The effects of dance are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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American Academy of Ballet