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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."

Princess Camp

Important Dates:


February 1-7 - Watch Week
February 20-25 - Mid-Winter Break - Studio Closed
February 27 - AAB Reopens
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

Alumni

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

Carol

Principal Dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet & Ohio Ballet

Lindsey Barber

Lindsey

Principal Dancer with Alabama Ballet

David Bauser

David

Alabama Ballet

Joseph Cipolla

Joe

Principal Dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem & Birmingham Royal Ballet in England

Susannah Dwyer

Susannah

Milwaukee Ballet

Lynn Glauber

Lynn

Maurice Bejart Ballet in Switzerland, Joffery Ballet

Jennifer Golonka

Jennifer

Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School Associate Director

Michaela Gould

Michaela

Cincinnati Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, City Ballet of San Diego

Neil Haskell

Neil

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)

Sara Hays

Sara

Cincinnati Ballet, Austin Ballet

Rachael Humphrey

Rachael

LehrerDance

Samantha Klanac

Sam

Principal Dancer with Aspen Sante Fe Ballet

Gretchen Klocke

Gretchen

Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Chicago

Paul Klocke

Paul

Principal Dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet

Marina Leontinartis

Marina

San Antonio Ballet

Valerie Madonia

Valerie

Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre & Joffery Ballet, current director of Colorado Ballet

Mara O'Keeffe

Lines Ballet

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