Michigan Ballet Academy is the premier ballet training school in West Michigan. Under the direction of international dancer and teacher, Nikoloz Makhateli, MBA provides students the opportunity to train using the internationally recognized Vaganova method. MBA faculty and staff provide an atmosphere that is always supportive of all students. But even more importantly, the students support each other and create a bond based on their shared love of dance.
New Referral Program:
Most of our new students were introduced to MBA by current students. We are excited to announce a new referral reward program! Both you (the referrer) and the new student (referee) are eligible. To qualify the new student must be new to MBA (or a student who has not attended in the last 2-years). And the new student must enroll by February 1, 2018 to qualify.
Current MBA parent/student (referrer), receives a Visa Gift Card for referring a new student as follows:
Creative Movement - $25.00
Pre-Ballet - $ 50.00
Fundamentals 1 & Fundamentals 2 - $75.00
Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 & Advanced - $100.00
The new MBA student (referee), receives the above value off tuition. If a semester or full year payment is made the full amount would be deducted. If the monthly payment plan is selected, the discount would be divided over the remaining monthly payments.
Congratulations to Former MBA Student Madison Massara!
Former MBA Student Madison Massara recently joined the Grand Rapids Ballet professional company as a trainee. Ms. Massara performed this past weekend in the Grand Rapids Ballet performance of From Russia with Love. We are thrilled for Maddie and wish her all the very best as she pursues her dreams!
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
Academy and Studio Company
All students at MBA benefit from the proven Vaganova training curriculum. For students who are interested in more performing and professional training programs, MBA offers the ability to audition for the Michigan Ballet Studio Company. Students participating in the Studio Company program take part in an expanded training curriculum and are afforded additional performing opportunities.
Students who do not opt to participate in the studio company have a more compact schedule and are also eligible to audition to perform in MBA's two full length productions each year.
Classes for Young Dancers
In addition to the formally structured programs, Michigan Ballet Academy offers classes for students beginning at age 3. For the youngest students, the Creative Movement program teaches body awareness, musicality, flexibility, and coordination. For ages 5 - 8, MBA offers a Pre-Ballet program. This program introduces the children to basic ballet positions and prepares interested students for entry into the professional program.