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.

Upcoming Events

Met is excited to host acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser, for a holiday party and book reading. Please join us at the Metropolitan studios on Saturday December 4, 4:00 PM.

Fun and Enchantment are on the menu, along with hot chocolate, cider, and cookies in the outdoor courtyard, all lit up and decorated for the season.

Robin Preiss Glasser, former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer with Met’s Director, Lisa Collins Vidnovic, will captivate our audience via Zoom with a reading from Grand Jeté and Me by Allegra Kent.

Attendance is limited! Tickets are $10 per person, and are required for both children and their adult chaperones. Tickets and signed books can be purchased HERE 

AND, more opportunities to see Met Dancers in Performance:

George Balanchine’s, The Nutcracker, December 10-31. The Academy of Music, Philadelphia.

Metropolitan Ballet is thrilled to be providing one of the children’s casts, sharing the stage with the phenomenal dancers of The Philadelphia Ballet, in this holiday classic. We’ll be posting dates for Metropolitan’s cast shortly.  Our 45 young dancers — angels, hoop dancers, toy soldiers, and more are busy rehearsing as we speak!

Family Concert Series, January 14 – 16, 2022. The Muller Theatre, Abington Friends School

Met will be premiering two new ballets based on classic children’s tales. Robin Hood choreographed by John Selya (Twyla Tharp Dance, Tony Award Nominee, Met Faculty) and  The Story of Ferdinand choreographed by Jennifer Sommers (Houston Ballet, long-time Met choreographic partner). Mark your calendars — tickets will be available starting December 5.

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.