Come Dance with Us at The Ballet Academy


Our mission at The Ballet Academy is to provide dance education that fosters creativity and artistry, knowledge and execution of technique, and instills life-long lessons students can carry with them into the professional realm, dance or otherwise. 

We believe anyone with the desire to dance should have the opportunity to experience its benefits, regardless of ability, age, financial restraints or other circumstances. 

We encourage unity amongst our students creating a positive, non-competitive environment in which students can grow as dancers and as people.

Classes for All Ages, Abilities, and Interests

We offer a variety of classes for ages 3-adult in ballet, modern, musical theatre jazz, tap, and pointe.  


Whether training to be a professional dancer, exploring a new hobby, or cross-training for other performing arts or sports, we have a variety of class levels that are designed for different dance needs.

Professional, Individualized Instruction

The Ballet Academy’s instructors are current or former professional dancers and choreographers who have worked all over, from Canada to Milwaukee - from Atlanta to New York City - and even in our own back yard at Weathervane Playhouse. Together, our instructors and dance disciplines bring you the most well-rounded dance training available in central Ohio.  


Academy Director and Founder Robert Cole danced professionally with the National Ballet of Canada and performed as a guest artist with many illustrious companies.  He has trained students who have received scholarships with David Howard, The National Ballet School, The Julliard School, Virginia School of the Arts, Harid Conservatory and Interlochen Arts Academy.  Ballet Academy students have also been accepted to and attended the School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, The American Ballet Theatre School, Boston Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, The Rock and North Carolina School of the Arts.


For more instructor bios click here!

Non-Competitive, Encouraging Environment

Amongst our dancers, we strive to create a learning environment in which each dancer feels safe to make mistakes, learn, and grow and feels important within our dance family.  Our instructors use constructive corrections and compliments to help our students learn.  Outside of the classroom, we support our students with mentoring and support the importance of their academic studies. 

Sign Up for Classes Anytime!

We offer four 9-week sessions of classes 
throughout the school year
Session 1 ~ August 26-October 28
Session 2 ~ October 29-January 26
Session 3 ~ January 27-April 6
Session 4 ~ April 7-June 15
No Classes
Labor Day - September 2
Thanksgiving Week - November 25- December 1
Winter Break - December 17-January 5
Spring Break - March 21-28
COYB Spring Performance Tech Week - Week in May - Date TBD
Memorial Day - May 26

To Register for Classes:

1. Look through our Class Schedule to see everything we have to offer.  Choose any combination of Days of Dance Packages or pick your classes "a la carte!"


2. Have a question about class placement? New students or any student with placement questions should contact The Ballet Academy office to set up an appointment for class placement evaluation. 

3. Download and print our Sessions 3 & 4 Registration Form and mail or bring it in before your first class.

Registration Form for Sessions 3 & 4
Please download, print, and return registration form to our office before your first class. It is very important you call us before coming to your first class to make sure there is room in the class
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