OUR MISSION To provide the very finest dance education to serious, talented ballet students, and offer every opportunity to explore and discover their greatest individual artistic potential in preparation for a professional career. _______ Achieving the level of artistic excellence to succeed in the dance world takes years of practiced dedication, along with an intangible combination of physicality, mental outlook and creative expression. Master teacher Edward Ellison has crafted an intensive study program to meet the needs of gifted ballet students from around the world who wish to dance professionally. Both the Summer Intensive and the in-depth Professional Training Program offer a stepping stone approach to realize new levels of achievement. The classes emphasize development of strong classical ballet technique, the exploration and discovery of the student's full artistic potential, and highly individualized attention from a world-class faculty. “The study of ballet is a balance of science and poetry,” Mr. Ellison says. “In these programs, we work to achieve harmony of the physical, mental and spiritual. The successful technique is that which is infused with the power of the soul.” Working daily under Edward Ellison's artistic direction, and his faculty's careful guidance, students develop the essential skills to fully explore and realize their greatest individual potential. This program is based on the Vaganova method, a system of training that is logical, thought-provoking, inspiring and highly effective. There is great emphasis on our men's program, focusing on the development of the power, stamina, and masculinity associated with strong male technique. Along with daily lessons in classical technique, students are immersed in learning the classical repertoire and are exposed to a variety of workshops to develop fluency in various styles of dance.
a Dance School in New York, New York
Classical Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Variation Class, Men's Ballet Class
This year-round program is designed to meet the needs of those dedicated students 12-19 years of age, from across the U.S. and abroad, who seek the highest standard of classical ballet education to prepare for a professional career. Working daily under Edward Ellison's artistic direction, and his faculty's careful guidance, students develop the essential skills to fully explore and realize their greatest individual potential. This program is based on the Vaganova method.
Scholarships are limited and considered for students of exceptional talent and need and granted at the sole discretion of artistic director. Students receiving scholarship are expected to make early decisions about attendance.
Edward Ellison, Jolanta Valeikaite, Lyubov Fominih, Olga Bazilevskaya, Cody Berkeley