The International Ballet Institute’s program combines the refinement of technique, strength, and artistry. The Institute’s curriculum includes: daily ballet technique, pointe, acting for dancers, dance history, choreography composition, and rehearsals for regular student performances that are offered to the public. In a focused and inspired environment the students study the many facets of their heritage as classical ballet dancers.
Students’ acceptance is based solely on merit and artistic promise. With resident and guest faculty from NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, and the Kirov Ballet, students are held to the highest standards. The style of training combines the Russian Vaganova and Italian Cecchetti methods with the American Balanchine style, giving students a well-rounded technique that prepares them to work professionally both in the US and abroad.
Supplementing the program’s artistic and technical studies is the ongoing development of each student’s choreographic voice, starting with the intermediate beginner levels and continuing through the advanced classes. It is our belief that not only must the dancer look for his or her own talent in order to discover it, but so must the dance maker. Original works both with and without themes and narratives will be required throughout every student’s course of study, thus nurturing an aspect inside each young artist that is not commonly tended to in the course of traditional ballet training, inviting the visions of future dance makers to come forward and opening as many pathways as possible to the furthering of the art form itself.
In short, the International Ballet Institute provides a diversified ballet education to gifted aspiring dancers, preparing them for careers as performing artists on the highest professional levels. All pathways lay open for them.