608 N. Duke St., Durham, NC 27701 - 919.680.4363, http://durhamschoolforballet.com

Welcome to Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts, Durham’s premier academy for classical ballet, pointe, modern, aerial, and broadway styles. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary of dancing, singing, and acting in Durham!!! Our instructors have been individually selected for their outstanding teaching and artistic abilities. We also feature guest artists from the Carolina Ballet, Gaspard Louis & Company, and various Broadway performers.

All of our ballet and pointe classes are taught using the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum. This curriculum is a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development using a comprehensive set of age appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

DSBPA students have performed with professional companies or have been accepted at nationally known arts programs such as:

Professional and Pre-Professional Companies:

  • Carolina Ballet
  • Missouri Ballet Theatre
  • Long Leaf Opera
  • Durham Ballet Theatre
  • American Dance Festival
  • Playmakers Repertory Company
  • Glimmerglass Opera Company
  • BHdos
  • New York Theatre Ballet
  • Charlotte City Ballet
  • Ballet Memphis

Arts Programs:

  • UNC School of the Arts
  • American Ballet Theatre
  • The Rock School of Dance Education
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Butler University Jordan School of the Arts
  • Fordham University Ailey Extension
  • Univ of NC Greensboro

DSBPA students have been accepted and placed in international ballet competitions such as:

  • International Ballet Competition - China
  • World Ballet Competition
  • American Ballet Competion
  • Youth America Grand Prix

Legacy Studios for the Performing Arts is a BBB Accredited Dance Class in Durham, NC