Academy

BalletMet Dance Academy offers hundreds of classes each year for all ages.

Ranked among the nation’s largest studios associated with a professional company, BalletMet Dance Academy offers hundreds of classes each year for students ages 3 to 95. We boast state-of-the-art studios, faculty members who have danced with companies around the world and live musical accompaniment in most ballet classes. Daryl Kamer founded the academy in 1974, but it didn’t become BalletMet Dance Academy until after the professional company was officially formed in 1978. Since BalletMet’s move to a 35,000 square-foot dance campus in Downtown Columbus in 1990, the company and academy have both become recognized as institutions of local and national stature.

Learn with talented faculty, staff and Company dancers.

Rebecca Metzger works with BalletMet trainees to restage Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht.
Rebecca Metzger works with BalletMet trainees to restage Balanchine's Walpurgisnacht.

Classes for all ages and levels

Fall Academy Classes
Fall Academy Classes
Academy students participating in classes
Academy students participating in classes

Opportunities to perform on stage in Company productions

The Nutcracker Performers
The Nutcracker Performers
Discover Dance Scholarship Program

BalletMet Dance Academy scholarship program offers students in the Central Ohio area opportunities for quality dance education and training.

Academy Assistant Not Pictured: Gina Smeragliuolo

Teaching Faculty Not Pictured:  Lindsey Evans, Laura Patterson

Accompanists: Cathi Aldrich, Sue Dowdy, Phil Dupont, Doug Hare, Ben Harris, Irina Keller, Jae Hui Kim, Joowon Kim, Helen Kushnir, Gabriel Myrin, Amanda O’Neil, Nyla Phillips, Chris Hokanson, Kathy Thomsen, Ruby Ti

Academy Parents' Association

Our Parents’ Association works closely with BalletMet’s staff and faculty and acts as a liaison with the parents of our Academy students.

Locations

Our Campus Houses A 35,000-Square-Foot Dance Centre With Seven Studios.

FAQ

How do I report an absence?

It’s simple!  Just click HERE to let us know.

Where do I pick-up and drop-off my student?

Follow our map below for where to pick up and drop off your student!

 

Do you have a Recital or Performance?

We have our annual Spring Performance in June at the Davidson Theatre for Levels 1-Trainee. We also have our Performance Ensemble in Level 4-7/8 comprised of students that perform three times a year.

Who may audition for Nutcracker?

Students who are in Ballet Level 2 and up and are age 8 by the beginning of the academic year (September 30, 2024) are eligible to audition for a part in The Nutcracker.

Do I need to order a leotard?

Yes. Please visit Opening Night in Gahanna or Dublin to purchase your uniform and use this coupon!

Opening Night coupon

Opening Night Dublin
6371 Sawmill Rd
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 764-0033

Opening Night Gahanna
163 Granville St
Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 337-9733

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24/25 Academy Calendar

Coming soon!

Images by Jennifer Zmuda