Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company

a Dance School in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

The Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) is a classical ballet school that combines professional dance expertise with sensitivity to children and the special needs of the young dancer. Metropolitan’s unique emphasis on performing and involving students in the creative process throughout their training curriculum sets us apart from other programs and is producing remarkable results. Recognized by Pointe magazine (November 2011) as “one of the top seven ballet studios in America producing major talent”, MBA is noted for its high-caliber faculty, rigorous performing schedule, alumni, and acclaimed Boys’ Scholarship Program. The Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) grew from programs initiated by MBA and is the first regional classical dance company in its community. We challenge dancers and audiences with a performance season that includes traditional and contemporary dance repertoire. Since its founding in 2001, MBC has added an astounding 45 works to its repertoire. These include the commission of 15 world premiere contemporary works and three world premiere story ballets for children, choreographed especially for MBC by noted choreographers from New York City and elsewhere.

Age Range


Classes Offered

Classical Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet, Variation Class, Men's Ballet Class, Adult Dance Classes, Character Dance


See website for enrollment guidelines-

Performing Opportunities

Metropolitan Ballet Company and Academy serves a diverse audience of over 10,00 annually through our performance season and community outreach performances. Our performance season consists of four full-scale theatrical presentations each year: The Family Concert Series, Variations/Collaborations (in conjunction with Settlement Music School), The Nutcracker (in conjunction with Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance), and The Spring Showcase. More information can be found on our website.


We believe that our greatest contribution to ensuring classical dance as an art form is in training young dancers -- both female and male. We therefore provide both need and merit based scholarships to boys and girls. Please contact us if you are interested in scholarship opportunities.


Lisa Collins Vidnovic, Anastasia Babayeva, Caroline Broullan, Denise Somrack D’Angelo, Denis Gronostayskiy, Alexander Iziliaev, Jae Hoon Lim, Elizabeth Seader, Natalya Zeiger