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Mission

It is said that the success of a school can be measured in part by the success of its alumni. Ballet Royale has a long-standing tradition of producing professional dancers who are constantly in demand at the top of their field. Such success is achieved by a careful balance of the student's ability and passion and the instructor's care and knowledge. Ballet Royale's artistic staff is comprised of dedicated world-class instructors.

Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland offers a comprehensive education in both classical ballet and contemporary ballet through its belief in arts immersion. Combining precision technique based on European models with personal attention and intensive training, the Institute provides students with skills for the present and tools for the future.

Since its founding more than twenty five years ago in Columbia, Maryland, Ballet Royale Institute has become the premier ballet training facility in the metropolitan Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, serving dance students of all ages and experience.

ABT’s National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT’s Artistic Advisors and the Medical Advisory Board. ABT’s National Training Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.

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