Welcome to the Metropolitan Ballet Academy

Metropolitan Ballet Academy combines professional expertise with a genuine sensitivity to children and an appreciation of the special needs of the young dancer.

Lessons in Classical Ballet technique are combined with exercises designed to foster musical awareness. Within a positive and encouraging atmosphere, children are taught to develop their unique artistic qualities.

Aspects of many schools (Vagonova, Bournonville, Balanchine) are incorporated into the more advanced lessons and supported by the teaching of actual repertoire. Master classes from working professionals in a variety of dance disciplines (Modern, Jazz, etc.) are offered throughout year as well as an inspiring and challenging 5-week summer intensive program. Many of our area’s most well-known dance professionals visit as guest faculty. Summer program classes include ballet, pointe, men’s technique, variations, partnering and repertoire as well as character, modern & jazz.

Metropolitan offers all students high-quality, professional training with our outstanding faculty. Serious students and advanced dancers are supported with additional opportunities, including work with nationally-recognized choreographers, performances with Metropolitan Ballet Company and other regional arts companies, participation in Youth America Grand Prix, and more.

Recent News & Upcoming Performances

Saturday, Saturday, April 1, 2017 ~ 7:00pm


An Evening of Music and Dance with
Settlement Music School & Pennsylvania Ballet 2

Kurtz Center of the William Penn Charter School
3000 West School House Lane / Philadelphia, PA 19144
Admission $15.00 in Advance, $20.00 at the Door
Run time is 95 minutes, including one intermission.

Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) presents a vibrant evening of music and dance.  Cutting-edge choreography and live music, featuring musical ensembles from Settlement Music School, and contemporary dance works created for MBC and Pennsylvania Ballet 2.  Choreographic premieres by Tommie-Waheed Evans, Alexandra Hughes, Sarah Mettin & Ashley Walton.

For more information or group reservations, please contact us at tel: 215-663-1665 or via email at collinsvidnovic@verizon.net

These performances made possible by the generous support of community businesses, foundations and individuals. Thank you!

Dance Spirit Magazine Cover

Thank you Dance Spirit for including Met Alumnus Peter Weil in your wonderful March 2017 feature article, “The Boys of Ballet”. Click here to read the full article!