The Indianapolis School of Ballet aims to keep in step with the advancement of American dance in the 21st century. Victoria Lyras, Artistic Director and Founder of the School, envisions: 1) placing particular emphasis on a structured ballet curriculum based on a fusion of training approaches that typifies the dynamic physicality of American classicism; and 2) creating a vital teaching/learning environment through meticulous, concentrated instruction in classical ballet technique and exposure to other appropriate dance forms. The Indianapolis School of Ballet’s 36-week Fall/Spring school year offers three main programs: the Pre-Professional Program, the Young Children’s Program, and the Open Dance Program. In addition, the Summer Intensive, scheduled from mid-June to late July, offers various multi-week options for students of all ages and levels. ISB’s philosophy is that all students, whether they are professional aspirants, pre-schoolers or adults exploring the joys of dancing, will have the opportunity to reach their desired level of achievement. The internationally respected faculty and artistic staff are dedicated to meeting the needs of their students and offering them exemplary training, inspiration and encouragement.