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.
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.