World Class Training

MBA makes use of a consistent, graduated, ballet training program, based on the Vaganova technique of the Mariinski Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia.  All Michigan Ballet Academy students benefit from this training program which can prepare students for professional careers or just provide each student, regardless of their career ambitions, with the best and most correct training possible.  Male students at MBA benefit additionally from a Comprehensive Boys Training Program

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Michigan Ballet Students audition to perform in two major productions each year including Nikoloz Makhateli's interpretation of the holiday classic, the Nutcracker.  MBA performs at a state of the art 800 seat auditorium, and students gain experience in participating in a professional level production.  Smaller groups of MBA students also perform at many different community venues throughout the year.

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Classes for All Ages

 In addition to the formally structured Pre-Professional and Professional programs, Michigan Ballet Academy offers classes for students aged 3 to adult.  For the youngest students, the Creative Movement program teaches body awareness, musicality, flexibility, and coordination.  For ages 5 - 8, MBA offers Pre-Ballet and Beginning Ballet programs.  This program introduces the children to basic ballet positions and prepares interested students for entry into the professional program.  For adult dancers and intermediate to advanced level students who only have time for one or two classes a week, MBA offers our Open Division classes.

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