At EVBA we are passionate about…

INSPIRING each student to discover, explore, and engage in dance.

…teaching ballet through a progression that instills a joy of movement and promotes a LOVE OF DANCE that grows stronger with each passing year.

…developing CONFIDENCE in each student so that they may overcome fears and persevere in the process of learning to reach their full potential as dancers.

…creating a welcoming and accepting place that fosters lasting FRIENDSHIPS and bonds between students, families, and our studio.

…nurturing students quest for EXCELLENCE so that they will strive to do the best they can do in dance as well as life.

Nurturing the love of dance…

East Valley Ballet Academy is wholeheartedly dedicated to making sure that each student is inspired to dance, discovers a lifetime love of dance, develops the confidence needed to reach their full potential, creates lasting friendships along the way, and learns to strive for excellence in dance as well as life.

Our classes are designed by professional dancers, physiotherapists and early childhood practitioners.

Your child will grow and develop in safe, expert hands, with classes that combine high quality training with the basics of dancer health and child development. We provide the best, safest, most engaging ballet curriculum – using the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum.

 

Our Curriculum Progression

(18 months - 5 years) DISCOVER DANCE Our creative movement/pre-ballet classes start with adult-assisted classes and progress to independent learning. These classes introduce classroom skills, dance concepts, and the joy of movement.

(5 - 8 years) EXPLORE BALLET Our primary level ballet classes build a strong ballet foundation while the children's imaginations are brought to life through fairy tales.

(8+ years) LEVELED BALLET Traditional ballet classes utilizing the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum (Note: Expected to start during the 2020/2021 school year).

(13+ years) TEEN BALLET Our nurturing instructors make your teen feel welcomed and comfortable learning to dance with peers their own age. We specialize in encouraging and boosting the confidence of teens that have never taken ballet before.

 

Since I began classes a year ago, every instructor at EVBA has been amazing! They are kind, understanding, and encouraging, while also observant, making corrections to improve our technique as dancers for our growth and safety. I am so thankful for each instructor I have worked with because they are all supportive and contribute to the experience. Whenever I am struggling with a combination or new steps, they always offer help and guidance to keep me motivated to learn, and improve upon, everything we do in class. 

- Ashley

Experts in Ballet

Our instructors love children and are dedicated to encouraging confidence, excellence and a lifetime LOVE OF DANCE.

Tamara Huth

Tamara Huth

Founder/Director

Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, ABT® Certified Teacher, Royal Academy of Dance method, Progressing Ballet Technique Certified

Andrea Alden

Andrea Alden

Director of Teen Ballet

ABT® Certified Teacher, Progressing Ballet Technique Certified, PhD in English

Lisa Juliet

Lisa Juliet

Assistant Director

Cecchetti method, Bachelor in Dance and Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology, MBA, Founder of International Ballet Barre Fitness Association

Mikaela Wisniewski

Mikaela Wisniewski

Instructor

Ballet Etudes, obtaining a Bachelors in Dance Education

Allison Bretzman

Allison Bretzman

Instructor

Studied with Nina Marlow, Rena Backer, and Slawomir Wozniak, obtaining a BA in Communications

Tammy Foucrier

Tammy Foucrier

Substitute Instructor

Royal Academy of Dance method, Cecchetti method, PhD in Sustainability

“It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.”

– Xiaolu Guo

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