America’s Ballet School was founded in 2002 when Paula Nunez, Owner and Artistic Director, saw the need in the Tampa community for a Classical Ballet School. Having established a successful ballet school in her native Venezuela, Ms. Paula set out to create a new school here in Florida that would provide American students with the best training in Classical Ballet. Since 2002, ABS has worked with students from the age of three to sixty-three to impart on them the fundamentals of ballet from day one. Each season is highlighted with two performance opportunities through participating in Tampa City Ballet, Inc.’s Nutcracker production and in the non-profit’s end-of-the-school year production of a full-length ballet. America's Ballet School has been the recipient of the coveted "Outstanding School" award four years in a row by the Youth American Grand Prix, the world's largest student ballet competition. America's Ballet School's students are consistently recognized as highly trained and accomplished dancers who win competitions, awards and dance scholarships throughout the United States.