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About Us

The Ballet Academy, directed by  Elissa Colombi Okin,  provides students with intensive schooling in classical and modern ballet technique and form.  The staff combines the discipline demanded for ballet training with a gentle and caring attitude that is rare in the dance world.  We have been offering quality dance and ballet lessons in the Cleveland area for the past 44 years. 


Available to students at  The Ballet Academy is participation in  Ballet Jeunesse, a performing company which presents original works in an annual concert.  Ballet Jeunesse allows young advanced level dancers to experience the joy of performing and the behind-the-scenes rigors of preparing a concert. 


Each summer, the Ballet Academy hosts summer classes and a dance camp for young dancers designed to strengthen the skills of serious dance students.  Included in the camp curriculum are ballet and other dance forms such as modern, jazz, tap and hip hop.


The Academy offers ballet classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels as well as modern classes.


The Ballet Academy is located in Dance Enterprises, a studio also occupied by Murphy’s Irish Arts  offering our students many options in dance training.  We are located in Commerce Park, Beachwood so we are conveniently close to many shopping areas, offices and I-271.       


Come and join us for a great dance experience for your child.

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