Directors Sibylle Acatos-Dadey and Donald Dadey's, love of ballet compelled them to open Scottsdale Dance Academy —now Scottsdale School of Ballet —in 2003. Throughout the years, SSB has developed a curriculum that is focused on building technical strength, flexibility, and a love of dance, as well as nurturing artistic development. While the school’s programs are designed with the serious ballet student in mind, SSB attracts students of all ages, with varying degrees of interest and talent, who wish to pursue dance instruction in an inspiring, enriched learning environment. Our school’s Program consists of Elementary, Junior, and Pre-Professional divisions. Each is intended to challenge students and support their physical, artistic and emotional development consistent with that level.