The Louisville Ballet School offers a distinguished recreational and pre-professional program in dance, combined during the school season with opportunities to audition for, and perform in, the Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble and productions with Louisville Ballet’s professional company. Our mission is to prepare students for futures as artists, engaged citizens, audience members, and responsible young men and women. Year-round programs are taught by a dedicated faculty with extensive professional credentials, providing intensive training and performance opportunities for talented young dancers. The School’s comprehensive curriculum focuses on strong technique that is rooted in the traditions of classical ballet and inspired by a contemporary vision of the future. This curriculum is designed to serve dancers of all ages by supporting the continuing quest for greater athleticism, artistry, clarity, grace, speed and musicality. Annual performances of classical and contemporary works are also an important part of the training model at the School, allowing students to develop discipline, endurance, choreographic memory and stage presence.