Celebrating Our 52nd Year of Dance!
The American Academy of Ballet, under the direction of Maris Battaglia, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. 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 discipline can work together in a warm and caring atmosphere to provide positive experiences that will last a lifetime."
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Over the past 49 years, 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. A few of these former students are listed below along with their notable achievements!
Carol Klocke Murphy
Principal Dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet & Ohio Ballet
Principal Dancer with Alabama Ballet
Principal Dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem & Birmingham Royal Ballet in England
Maurice Bejart Ballet in Switzerland, Joffery Ballet
Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School Associate Director
Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, City Ballet of San Diego
Third Place on So You Think You Can Dance, lead dancer in American Mall, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera dancer, Broadway dancer (Moving On, Altar Boyz, Bring It On, Cinderella)
Cincinnati Ballet, Austin Ballet
Principal Dancer with Aspen Sante Fe Ballet
Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Chicago
Principal Dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet
San Antonio Ballet
Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre & Joffery Ballet, current director of Colorado Ballet