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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

Ballet in Buffalo

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of my studio was a very emotional happening. It seems like every day I would dissolve in tears over some touching card, letter or an unexpected gift. Nothing touched me more than an amazing book called "Ballet in Buffalo" that my advanced class put together for me. It was truly a work of love and it began 10 months before the actual performance. From summer to fall, winter to spring, they would gather together to take photographs in some of Western New York's most beautiful places. From the Albright Knox to the Botanical Gardens, from the Burchfield Penny Arts Center to Niagara Falls, in warm and sunny to bitter cold weather, these amazing students had photographs taken of them in order to present me with this beautiful book. It sits on my coffee table in our living room and will remain there as a lasting testimony to the love we have shared for so many years. Thank you, my beautiful girls. You have truly touched my heart. Love you, Ms. Maris

Albright Knox
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens
Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo Zoo
Burchfield Penny
Burchfield Penny Arts Center
Delaware Park
Delaware Park
Glen Park
Glen Park
MODA
The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
Red Mill
Red Mill
Sheas
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Naval Park
Naval Park

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
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