Welcome to the Metropolitan Ballet Academy

Metropolitan Ballet Academy combines professional expertise with a genuine sensitivity to children and an appreciation of the special needs of the young dancer.

Lessons in Classical Ballet technique are combined with exercises designed to foster musical awareness. Within a positive and encouraging atmosphere, children are taught to develop their unique artistic qualities.

Aspects of many schools (Vagonova, Bournonville, Balanchine) are incorporated into the more advanced lessons and supported by the teaching of actual repertoire. Master classes from working professionals in a variety of dance disciplines (Modern, Jazz, etc.) are offered throughout year as well as an inspiring and challenging 5-week summer intensive program. Many of our area’s most well-known dance professionals visit as guest faculty. Summer program classes include ballet, pointe, men’s technique, variations, partnering and repertoire as well as character, modern & jazz.

Metropolitan offers all students high-quality, professional training with our outstanding faculty. Serious students and advanced dancers are supported with additional opportunities, including work with nationally-recognized choreographers, performances with Metropolitan Ballet Company and other regional arts companies, participation in Youth America Grand Prix, and more.

Recent News & Upcoming Performances

2016 Showcase Performances

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 1:00pm
Sunday, June 5th, 2016 1:00pm & 4:00 pm

Muller Auditorium /Abington Friends School
575 Washington Lane / Jenkintown, PA 19046

Admission: $15 in Advance / $20 at the Door
Run time is 90 minutes, including one intermission.

For Information or group reservations, please contact us at tel: 215-663-1665

Metropolitan Ballet 20th Anniversary Gala Performance & Reception
Saturday, June 4th, 2016

GALA Performance* Saturday, June 4th 4:00- 5:30 pm

Muller Auditorium /Abington Friends School
575 Washington Lane / Jenkintown, PA 19046
Individual Gala Performance Tickets $50

GALA Reception Saturday, June 4th 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Curtis Hall at Curtis Arboretum
1250 W. Church Road, Wyncote, PA 19095

Light dinner and dancing for all ages ~ Elegant Attire

Individual Adult Reception Tickets $35
Metropolitan Ballet Alumni & Student Reception Tickets $20

Please purchase your tickets prior to May 15, 2016

*The Metropolitan Ballet 20th Anniversary Gala Performance is a unique program featuring performances by Metropolitan Ballet Academy and Metropolitan Ballet Company alumni. The Gala Performance is a different program than the 2016 Showcase.


Metropolitan Ballet Academy welcomes Angel Corella to The Bridge: A Master Class Series for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers—June 8-15, 2016

The Bridge: June 8-15, 2016
A Master Class Series for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers
Piano accompaniment for all classes – limited class size

Sign up in the school office, email your confirmation or send any questions to Ms. Baseman at Metbaseman@gmail.com