CLEVELAND BALLET ENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH
CLEVELAND SCHOOL OF DANCE AND LAUNCHES
In 2015, the Cleveland School of Dance began operating as the “School of theCleveland Ballet.” However, the school and Cleveland Ballet have always been separate entities with different governing boards – and separate 501(c)(3) designations. Simply put, while the two organizations enjoyed a partnership, they were – and remain – wholly independent of each other.
Recently the Cleveland School of Dance (now called Cleveland Ballet Theatre) terminated the faculty positions of Cleveland Ballet professional dancers, effectively ending its partnership with Cleveland Ballet.
We strongly believe that the most important part of a school is the teachers. And we know Cleveland Ballet dancers are outstanding teachers. And so, we have opened a dance academy that is owned and operated by Cleveland Ballet –The Academy of Cleveland Ballet.
The Academy of Cleveland Ballet features faculty of Cleveland Ballet dancers, teaching a range of classes from beginning ballet to higher levels and adult programs.
Students will have the unique experience of participating in professional opportunities of Cleveland’s one and only professional ballet company – the Cleveland Ballet.
The Academy of Cleveland Ballet will begin operations mid-January.
If you are interested in learning about this new school, please call us at 216-320-9000 or visit or FAQ Page.