Ballet Academy East

Ballet Academy East’s Pre-Professional Division combines comprehensive ballet training with professional-caliber performance opportunities to prepare students for success in the dance world. BAE’s proven syllabus creates technically strong, artistically expressive dancers who adapt easily to the broad range of styles required of today’s professionals. Students are taught by the school’s acclaimed faculty, under the guidance of Artistic Director Darla Hoover, and work regularly with in-demand guest artists from across New York City and around the world. Enrollment in the Pre-Professional Division is by audition. Students who qualify receive scholarships through the school’s Tuition Fund and Male Scholarship Program. Graduates of BAE are currently members of professional companies throughout the country, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, BalletMet, The Washington Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.