The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre (ANBT) is the official school of Nevada Ballet Theatre and the premier ballet and dance training center of Southern Nevada. Founded in 1979, the Academy is guided by a commitment to excellence, offering training in many forms of dance with classes for students 18 months of age through adult. The Academy is housed in a 36,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, offering the highest standard of artistic education taught by distinguished and world-renowned instructors. ANBT follows a structured sequence of training stages designed to increase technical skills, stamina and discipline in accordance with age and individual physical development. The fundamentals of dance training include: technique, coordination, muscle development, strength, body awareness, flexibility, musicality, and artistic expression. Inherent to dance training, corrections are essential; therefore, students are guided verbally and physically by instructors to ensure proper body alignment and body placement. Dance education is an ongoing process that continues throughout a dancer’s career; students whose lives lead to non-dance careers garner invaluable skills of discipline, dedication, poise and a life-long appreciation for the arts.

Programs Offered

The Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre offers two tracks for students: the Pre-Professional Ballet Program, for students with a desire to dance in a professional ballet company or who wish to focus on classical ballet training; and the Pre-Professional Dance Program, for students who wish to explore a more entertainment-focused and commercial dance path. Students may begin their dance education at age 18 months as part of the Children’s Program. At age 8 they choose classes based on their career goals, interests, and schedule. Finally, as adults they can take classes in the Adult Program and continue their Arts education throughout their lives. The Academy’s most advanced students are considered for the Professional Training Program, which is the highest level of Academy. A specialized program for pre-professional dancers, it is designed to further develop technique, strength and artistry. Dancers are chosen through an audition process based on their potential to pursue a career in professional Ballet.

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NBT's The Studio Series at NBT's Summerlin Studios

NBT's The Studio Series at NBT's Summerlin Studios

NBT's The Studio Series at NBT's Summerlin Studios

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Join us for Observation Week

Dear Academy Families, We hope you will join us for our Spring Observation Week, March 11-16. All classes will be open for family and friends to sit in and observe.

Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig

Join us on Saturday, March 2 at 11am for a free performance of Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig! Well-known picture book author David Ira Rottenberg will be here to narrate a…

Classes on Fri, Feb 22

Dear Academy Families, While we understand that CCSD has cancelled classes due to morning bus and commute concerns, we anticipate that conditions will be vastly improved by the afternoon and…

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