BALLET IDAHO ACADEMY
A Professional Academy Of Dance
Ballet Idaho is home to Ballet Idaho Academy, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn, observe, and be inspired by a professional company of dancers, choreographers, and highly skilled instructors. BIA is located in the heart of the capital city Boise, and is the only academy in the region affiliated with a professional ballet company.
At BIA, our mission is to train young dancers through the musicality, technical precision, and artistic expression that makes ballet unique. Our goal is to develop not only accomplished dancers, but also well rounded healthy individuals within our physically demanding and creatively enriching discipline. We believe that a proper dance education builds self-determination, confidence, poise, respect, and strong teamwork values. A wide selection of performance opportunities exists for our students throughout their training with class recitals, the Youth Ensemble and the Pre-Professional Youth Company. In addition, students have the exclusive opportunity to audition to perform with the Ballet Idaho professional company in our annual production of The Nutcracker and other classical ballets, affording them the opportunity to fine tune performance skill and see firsthand the immense impact that dance has on audiences.
BIA offers four divisions: Children’s, Preparatory & Pre-Professional, Adult, and Extra- Curricular. These divisions provide for students pursuing a professional career in dance as well as students dancing recreationally, the proper guidance best suited for their individual goals and trajectory.
BIA also offers a Trainee Program, learn more here.
To create transformative experiences that enrich lives and celebrate the human spirit.
To engage with Idaho communities to create immersive dance performances and educational experiences that are accessible to all.
Ballet Idaho has been performing in Idaho since 1972. Currently, Ballet Idaho has an artistic staff of 24 dancers, a professional teaching staff of 18, a production staff of three, and an administrative staff of 12. Up to 40 musicians from the Boise Philharmonic and two pianists provide musical accompaniment for our performances, rehearsals, and classes depending on the production or project.
Ballet Idaho offers a full season of 23 performances from November through May. We offer a professional Academy of Dance, training students in classical ballet and extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and throughout Idaho. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, Ballet Idaho provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community.
Ballet Idaho served more than 24,000 audience members this past year and our educational outreach programs served over 15,000 students during the academic year.
MORE ABOUT US
PERFORMANCES & EVENTS
Ballet Out Loud: The Podcast
As a nonprofit organization, contributions are what keep us thriving. When you make a gift to Ballet Idaho you are supporting the creation of new works, making a difference in the lives of our dancers, promoting our Academy of young dancers, and bringing arts education programs to students and organizations throughout Idaho.
What Will You Achieve?
Dancing with Ballet Idaho Academy
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Dance with Ballet Idaho Academy and get lost in the beauty of movement. Classes available for all ages and skill levels.
BALLET IDAHO ACADEMY
501 South 8th Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
Ph: (208) 343-0556
Email: [email protected]
Tuesday: 9 am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
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