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."
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
Throughout the past years, the American Academy of Ballet has had the pleasure of sending its intermediate and advanced students to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida! Performing at the Downtown Disney Main Stage, the dancers have had the wonderful opportunity to perform for a large audience as well as dance pieces such as Corsaire, Bach Concerto, Oklahoma, and Stars & Stripes amongst several others!
Not only did the dancers get to perform as professionals, they also were able to attend a dance seminar workshop taught by one of the many Disney World choreographers. The dancers were put through an audition as if they were auditioning for the Disney company and then learned several of the Disney Parade and Performance dances, in addition to learning tips and advice on auditioning for any professional company.
In addition to the dancing, the students were able to explore the parks and enjoy themselves as well!
The experiences and memories last a lifetime, with a special thank you to the event coordinator Jessica Burgasser. The work that went into these amazing trips paid off wonderfully in successful performances and the smiles on everyone's faces!