School of Philadelphia Ballet offers the highest caliber dance education of any program in the Greater Philadelphia area, providing our students with exceptional technical training and unparalleled performance opportunities. Founded by Barbara Weisberger, a protégé of the great George Balanchine, the school carries on his honored tradition of (and devotion to) developing young artists and preparing them to become successful professionals in today’s competitive ballet landscape.
Situated in one of Philadelphia’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, School of Philadelphia Ballet provides a complete education for our students, starting with Creative Movement classes for our youngest students and effectively progressing to the level of training needed to sustain a career as a working ballet professional. Each student is individually evaluated and placed according to their ability level by a dedicated faculty comprised of current and former members of Philadelphia Ballet, along with some of the industry’s finest dance educators.
Equally, School of Philadelphia Ballet also attracts students from across the nation and abroad to participate in its annual five-week summer intensive and weeklong Company Experience and Choreographic Workshop. Students are admitted through auditions held in cities around the country January through March of each year.
School of Philadelphia Ballet
323 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Receive extensive instruction in classical ballet discipline. Earn opportunities to perform in professional productions and augment your training with expanded instruction in contemporary/modern dance, Pilates, and other strength-building techniques.
Learn about our annual five-week summer intensive and weeklong programs. Attracting students from across the nation and abroad, these programs boasts esteemed faculty and unique dance education opportunities. Select students may be invited to attend School of Philadelphia Ballet’s full-year program.