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.
The Metropolitan Ballet Academy studios are currently closed, in accordance with public health precautions. We are following closely the Abington Public Schools and the Montgomery County guidelines. We will re-open our studios as soon as it is safe to do so. Current students, please look for our weekly e-mails and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for online classes, training tips, dance films, and more!
If you are a new student or family, please call our office at 215-663-1665. We would be delighted to talk with you about your son or daughter’s interests.
We are working tirelessly behind the scenes so that we can emerge even stronger when the curtain lifts on the rest of our lives.
We do have some good news we’d like to share:
On June 11 at 11AM, we will gather – virtually – for the Greater Philadelphia Arts + Business Awards. Lisa Collins Vidnovic, Metropolitan’s Artistic Director & Founder, will be honored along with other arts innovators. The event is free and open to all. Advance registration is required. Please join us as this spotlight is shared with the entire Met community of dancers, faculty, and friends.
We are thrilled to announce that three of our young alumni have moved up to sign professional contracts with ballet companies. We congratulate Juan Castellanos and Tyler Diggs with the Charlotte Ballet II, and Michael Jastrzebski with Ballet Austin 2. We are thrilled and so proud of these Met Men!
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.