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

Metropolitan Ballet Variations/Collaborations poster

Metropolitan Ballet 20th Anniversary Season / 2015-2016

Variations / Collaborations
Saturday, March 12th 7:00PM

An evening of Music and Dance with Settlement Music School

Cutting-edge choreography and brilliant live music.
Contemporary dance works by NYC choreographers
Sarah Mettin, Kanji Segawa & Katarzyna Skarpetowska.

Kurtz Center of the William Penn Charter School
3000 West School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Admission: $15 in Advance / $20 at the Door
Run time is 90 minutes, including one intermission.
For Information or group reservations, please contact us at tel:215-663-1665.


MBA 2016 Winter Workshop offers a Master Class with
Acclaimed Lighting Designer John Hoey, Costume Design for Dance with Jan Schleiger, Dance History with Kate Carr, Intro to Tap with Pamela Hetherington, plus a free Dance Medicine seminar with Angela Santone

Registration also open for Metropolitan’s 2016 Summer Intensive and M3=Math x Music x Movement


MBA Student Dancers Take Top Honors at 2016 YAGP Philadelphia Regional Semi-Final Competition; Founder & Artistic Director Lisa Collins Vidnovic Awarded “Outstanding Teacher”

Metropolitan Ballet Alumni performing professionally across America; many will return to dance in Metropolitan’s 20th Anniversary Gala Performance on June 4, 2016

Our Winter Workshop classes begin Saturday, February 20th!

We are especially excited to offer new workshops in both Lighting and Costume Design.
These classes are open to the community, so please spread the word!

Winter Workshop flier

2016 Winter Workshop Registration Form

Sign up in the school office, email your confirmation or send any questions to Ms. Baseman at Metbaseman@gmail.com