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."

Princess Camp

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

May 2017 Performance Cost & Admission


Again this year, after all of your fees are paid (see Fees below), you will be given a Ticket Sale Authorization Form. Once you have your authorization form, you take it to the UB Center for the Arts Box Office when you purchase your tickets.

The UB Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Tickets go on sale: Wednesday May 3rd

Ticket cost is: $15.00 + $2.00 UB Facility Fee = Total $17.00/Ticket

Checks should be made payable to UB Center for the Arts.

You cannot purchase tickets for these shows from, TicketMaster or at the studio. You must have a ticket sale authorization form at the UB Center for the Arts box office.


There are three fees that must be paid in full before you can purchase your tickets.

May and June Tuition Fees

Costume Fees: $25 per costume

Performance Fee: $30 per child or family rate (2 or more children) of $50


You may wish to take out a personal or business ad or you may know someone who would be interested in taking out a business ad or sponsorship. You can leave your ads with a form at the studio office. For better results, please submit an actual photograph or CD, or for the best result, send electronic (.jpg) images to or

Prices are listed below. Copy ready ads require no modifications and are ready to be placed in the program the way that they are submitted. They must be the actual size.

Ad Size Dimensions (in inches) Personal Ad Price Business Ad Price
1/8th 1 7/8 x 2 1/4 $20 $30
1/4th 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 or 1 7/8 x 4 1/2 $35 $45
Half Page 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 $50 $75
Full Page 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 $85 $125
Back Cover 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 $125 $150