The Maine State Ballet's School for the Performing Arts offers instruction in classical ballet, Broadway style jazz, tap, and musical theater to over 500 students from age 3 through advanced adult. Advanced ballet students have the unique opportunity to be trained in the Balanchine Technique® and Balanchine Style®. Artistic Director and Co-Founder Linda MacArthur Miele is a former dancer with the New York City Ballet and protégé of George Balanchine. Jonathan Miele, Co-Founder, is a former professional Broadway show dancer. Instructors at the school have received training at Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Julliard, and with David Howard. Many have been personally trained by Linda MacArthur Miele in the Balanchine Style® and the Balanchine Technique®.