The Academy of BalletNJ was created in 1991 under the direction of David and Rosemary Gallagher. David, a former professional ballet dancer with the Santa Barbara Ballet and former teacher of the New Jersey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, also served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Academy has since grown from one studio and one student to two studios and 100 students with a full-time faculty of four. The students of The AB/Nj benefit from an enthusiastic and energetic teaching staff dedicated to the well-being of each dancer. The staff strives to fulfill the dance goals of each student through the application of sound technical principles in a kind and nurturing environment. Whether your child aspires to a professional dance career or simply wants to have fun and enjoyment through the beauty of classical dance training, we are there to assist and guide your daughter or son on their dance journey.