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

Alice Ballet Showcase

Metropolitan Ballet 20th Anniversary Season / 2015-2016
Alice in Wonderland & The Little Engine That Could

575 Washington Lane / Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Muller Auditorium /Abington Friends School
Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:00pm & 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2015 1:00pm & 4:00 pm

Alice in Wonderland is a whimsical story ballet adventure after the classic novel by Lewis Carroll (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll). Choreography by Jennifer Clagett Sommers.

The Little Engine That Could is based on the well-loved children’s storybook by Watty Piper, this tale of an optimistic train engine has delighted generations of children. Choreography by Jennifer Clagett Sommers.

Admission: $15 in Advance / $20 at the Door
Run time is 90 minutes, including one intermission

Plus! A Special Family Concert Event for Boys and Girls!
“The Mad Hatter’s Very Merry Un-Birthday Bash”

Sunday November 22nd at 2:30pm

All aboard! Wear your Maddest Hat for good food and wacky festivities with the cast!
$35 / includes “The Mad Hatter’s Very Merry Un-Birthday Bash” Event and Ballet Admission