Welcome to Metropolitan Ballet!

Metropolitan Ballet Company’s mission is to provide performance training for pre-professional dancers, support emerging choreographers, and through performances, scholarships, and community outreach programs, promote a love and appreciation of dance. Serving a diverse community audience of more than 10,000 people annually, Metropolitan is committed to ensuring that dance continues to be relevant, exciting and accessible for people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.

Update: 3/23/2021

Hello Dancers.

Are you ready to Rock n’ Roll?  Well… make that Plié and Tendu!!

SPRING is here! The weather is warming up, and we are throwing open the doors and windows, welcoming dancers back into our studios.  We’re carefully following health and safety guidelines, including smaller class sizes, social distancing in class, all dancers and faculty in masks, mandatory hand sanitizing at the start of each class, and temperature check-ins. Detailed safety instructions for all dancers are part of our registration materials.

Along with these measures comes the JOY of learning, practicing, and moving with our faculty and fellow dancers. The Metropolitan faculty are thrilled to back in the studio for in-person classes. 

AND, we will soon be offering classes OUTDOORS at our beautiful, leafy stage on the St. Michael’s campus, just around the corner from our N. Cedar Road studios.

Summer will be here before you know it!  Metropolitan’s own Summer Intensive will have an outdoor stage again to augment our indoor studio spaces. You can count on rigorous instruction, plenty of individualized attention, and inspiring guest faculty.

Auditions for our Boys’ Scholarship Program will be held at our studios on June 5, 2021 at 9:00AM.

JOIN US NOW! Classes are now in session, and a new series begins on April 5, 2021. To enroll, please call 215-663-1665.

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Metropolitan is noted for its groundbreaking Boys’ Scholarship Program, as well as its Kinetic Literacy Program in partnership with The School District of Philadelphia. Artistic Director and Founder, Lisa Collins Vidnovic is a recipient of the 2020 Philadelphia Arts + Business Council Leadership Award.

Metropolitan produces dancers who are recognized for their ability to perform with the confidence and joy that comes from experience and excellent training. Performance opportunities that emphasize student involvement in the creative process set us apart from other programs and produce remarkable results, as seen in our many notable alumni accomplishments.

Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company  is a growing, innovative and vibrant cultural resource for our home communities of Jenkintown, Abington, Cheltenham, Elkins Park, Glenside, Huntingdon Valley, Rydal, Willow Grove, and the Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks County regions.

Our esteemed faculty teach dancers at every level to think creatively, to see critically, and to utilize the skills developed through their classical training as a framework for excellence in all of their pursuits. Beyond the studio, dance training at Metropolitan Ballet Academy and Company develops valuable skills that help children succeed academically and in life.