National Ballet Academy Denver Founder/Artistic Director Cornell Callender

a Dance School in Denver , Colorado

The Academy strives to develop young dancers with strong classical technique, artistry, musicality, purity of line, and a high level of performance quality. We aim to give our students the best possible preparation for a successful career as professional dancers. The Academy offers a rich and stimulating program taught by highly experienced teachers and guest artists of international prestige. The experience of working at a high level of professional standards ensures that students can respond creatively and confidently to different working environments. Graduates of the Academy can be found in top companies throughout the United States and Europe. We challenge our students to achieve their very best, and provide opportunities for our students to develop their full potential as dance artists. We hope that this website gives you a taste of what life will be like at The National Ballet Academy of Denver. We can assure those of you attending the Academy that you will receive a warm welcome and greatly enjoy the atmosphere, and friendship offered by the staff and fellow students. We cordially invite you to join us – and we look forward to welcoming you on a wonderful journey. Artistic Directors / Founder Cornell Callender

Age Range

Ages 4 - Adult

Classes Offered

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


Registration accepted daily


Scholarships are avaliable

Business Hours

Monday - Friday 11:00am - 6:30pm Saturday 9:00am- 3:30pm


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National Ballet Academy Denver's International Summer Intensive Program

The National Ballet Academy Denver offers an comprehensive technique intensive International Summer School for serious young dancers from the USA and overseas. Each day consists of five to six hours of classes and workshops, six days a week. Emphasis is placed on each dancer’s technical and artistic growth through individualized attention, career development classes, and special workshops. All classes offered during the summer intensive will serve to enrich the dancer’s exposure to the classic ballet training curriculum.A distinguished faculty from the National Ballet Academy Denver led by Artistic Director Cornell Callender along with renowned international guest teachers, join the staff to make up a teaching faculty, providing classes in a variety of dance styles, under the guidance of our Directors.The course offers classes including Classical Technique, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Body Conditioning Variations and more.Students may apply to be accommodated at the School’s supervised dormitory, subject to availability. General hotel information and costs of accommodation will be sent by the Summer Intensive Office to those offered places. It is the responsibility of the individual student’s family/guardian to arrange accommodation.

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