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Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Summer Intensive
Join us this summer in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina for a four week ballet intensive unlike any other. Ages 10 and up. Room & Board available. Admission by audition and DVD.
Pre-Professionals
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Pre-Professional Training
BCA's Pre-Professional division prepares dancers ages 9 and up for careers in the dance profession, post-secondary dance programs and universities, conservatories, and other top pre-professional programs.
Children's Program
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Children's Program
Our classes for children 3 and up include ballet, pointe, modern, tap, broadway jazz, & hip-hop. Our talented young dancers often perform in the Nutcracker and Spring ballets. Children with a serious interest in ballet may want to learn more our Beginner Pre-Professional program.
Boys Program
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Boys Program
BCA offers boys ages 7 and up a robust program of dance. Our experience has shown that well-trained boys are often offered full scholarships to many of the finest summer intensive programs. Boys also play important roles in many of BCA's ballets, especially the Nutcracker.
Teens + Adults
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville -- Teens Adults
Our teens enjoy classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. These classes are open to anyone and include beginner and intermediate level dancers.
We Simply Love Dance
Ballet Conservatory of Asheville
Whether you're enrolled in our Children's program, our Pre-Professional division or just want to take a class for fun, dancers at BCA have one thing in common: They just love to dance.

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

What's New!

Don't forget to visit Today at BCA for real-time listing of all BCA classes, performances, special events, important dates, studio holidays, and much more. Plus, our News + Events tab in our About Us page has a complete listing of BCA News, both past and present.

Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Winter Works

Ballet Conservatory Presents Winter Works: Innovations and Variations, Saturday, March 4 at Diana Wortham Theatre

Ballet Conservatory will present WINTER WORKS on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7pm at the Diana Wortham Theatre.  Winter Works will be danced by Ballet Conservatory's acclaimed Pre-Professional company and includes four premiere contemporary dance works + classic repertoire, showcasing a beautiful variety of music and movement.

Innovative new modern and neo-classical choreography by Nadia Iozzo (see info below), Nick Kepley (Broadway & Ballet Austin) and Lindsey Kelley Brewer (LKDance) will premiere alongside notable classical pieces from 'Swan Lake' and 'Les Patineurs' (The Ice Skaters) set by Gavin Larsen (see info below) and Angie Lynn (BCA director).

Tickets for Winter Works are $16 to $23.50 and are available by calling Diana Wortham Theatre at (828) 257-4530 or visiting dwtheatre.com.

Nadia Iozzo Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Nadia Iozzo (KC Ballet, Alberta Ballet) makes mark as new Ballet Mistress!

12-10-16

BCA celebrates our first fall with new Ballet Mistress, Nadia Iozzo, formerly of Kansas City Ballet and Alberta Ballet, anchoring our pre-professional program. Nadia is a generous and talented teacher, and is making a strong impact in studio classes and our 8th Annual 'Nutcracker' production. Her Royal Academy of Dance training and honors complement BCA director Angie Lynn's own R.A.D. credentials. Nadia's dance work and teaching experience at Kansas City Ballet earned her superb professional references from some nationally influential ballet colleagues. We are fortunate to have her on our team. Take a look at Nadia's full bio in the faculty tab on our About Us web page!

Gavin Larsen Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Gavin Larsen (PNB, SAB) New Year, New BCA Faculty!

12-27-16

BCA is thrilled that Gavin Larsen will ring in the New Year as BCA's newest faculty member. Formerly of Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Alberta Ballet, Gavin trained at School of American Ballet. She brings a wealth of principal dancer and teaching experience to the Ballet Conservatory's pre-professionals and beyond. Gavin is also a notable writer for some of America's leading dance publications. We are delighted for all of our students and studio families to meet her. Come take a preview Holiday class with Gavin -Friday, December 30! (see times above on this page)

About Gavin Larsen

Gavin, a native New Yorker, received her dance training at the School of American Ballet, the New York School of Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She began dancing professionally at age 17 with Pacific Northwest Ballet and went on to perform with the Alberta Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and as a guest artist with Ballet Victoria. Over the course of her 18-year professional career, she danced principal roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, James Kudelka, Helgi Tomasson, Yuri Possokhov, Christopher Wheeldon, Paul Taylor, Christopher Stowell and Kent Stowell, among many others. In May 2010, Ms. Larsen retired from full-time performing to focus on a career as a teacher, coach, freelance dancer and writer. She was most recently a faculty member at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and the children's ballet master for Oregon Ballet Theatre. She has taught for The Portland Ballet, BodyVox, Olympia Dance Center, Ballet Victoria, Ballet Hispanico and Sunking Dance, as well as coaching students privately. Her writings on dance have been published by Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Dance/USA's journal In the Green Room, and the literary journal The Threepenny Review. Ms. Larsen joins Ballet Conservatory's faculty in January 2017, after guest teaching in BCA's Summer Intensive.

Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Summer Intensive

BCA's Summer Intensive 2017!

12-26-16

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville will hold its EIGHTH ballet intensive June 19 to July 15, 2017! The intensive is geared toward talented dancers ages 10 and up with a serious interest in ballet. Daily classes include intense, professional instruction in ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, men's class, modern, jazz, pilates, and special projects. Auditions are Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 or by video submission/DVD. Room & Board available. Prominent past Guest Faculty has included Gavin Larsen (PNB, SAB)-now on BCA's permanent faculty, Nick Kepley (Ballet Austin, Broadway), Addul Manzano (Charlotte Ballet, Ballet National de Cuba), Courtney Elizabeth Stewart (San Francisco Ballet), Amanda Edge (NYC Ballet, SAB, CPYB), Aygul & Nurlan Abougaliev (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Moscow City Ballet) among others. Guests teach alongside BCA permanent faculty, including Miss Larsen, director Angie Lynn and ballet mistress Nadia Iozzo (KC Ballet, Alberta Ballet). Each division is limited to 16 dancers, so if you're looking for individual attention, we want to hear from you! Learn more about Summer Intensive 2017.

Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Pre-Professionals

Pre-Professional Division Auditions Sunday, August 14, 2016

7-22-16

Auditions for BCA's 2016-2017 Pre-Professional Division and Nutcracker 2016 will be held Sunday, August 14, 2016 at BCA Studios, 5 Points Bldg., 6 East Chestnut St., Asheville, NC, 28801.

 

Download the Pre-Professional Contract, and Handbook.

Dancers will be notified of their results by email following their audition. If accepted, they will be required to sign the BCA Pre-Professional Contract, pay their fees, and enroll in their classes.

For more info please visit BalletConservatoryofAsheville.com/prepro or call 828-255-5777.

Karin Averty Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Karin Averty (POB, SFB, JKO) Master Classes March 17 & 19!

1-21-16

BCA is thrilled to welcome back Karin Averty, formerly of the Paris Opera Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, and currently teaching at ABT's JKO School, formerly at the School at STEPS on Broadway. Karin will teach Master classes on March 17 to 19, 2016. We are very excited to have Karin with us again!

About Karin Averty

Karin is currently teaching at ABT'S JKO School, after teaching at STEPS School on Broadway in NYC. Karin joined the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1973 and became a member of the Paris Opera Ballet in 1979. She was quickly recognized internationally when she received the Varna Grand Prix (in the youth category) in 1980 at the International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria. During the Paris Opera Ballet Competition, she was promoted to Premiere Danseuse in 1983. In 1986, the AROP Paris Opera Ballet Association awarded her the Prix du Public. From 1984 to 2005 she interpreted principal roles of the classical repertory (Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Bayadere, Don Quixote, Coppelia, la Fille mal Gardee, Romeo and Juliette, Etudes…) and new works from guest choreographers invited to the Paris Opera Ballet (William Forsythe, Odile Duboc, John Neumeier…) but also choreography by Lifar, Balanchine, Robbins, Tudor, MacMillan, Graham, Taylor, Tharp, Kudelka …) In 1987 she was invited to be a Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet during a leave of absence from the Paris Opera Ballet. In 1988 she became Guest Principal Artist with the San Francisco Ballet and the following year was part of the San Francisco Ballet’s French tour at the Champs-Elysees Theater. In 2003 she obtained her Diplôme d’Etat in Ballet (official French teaching diploma). Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Prime Minister of France, honored her with the National Merit Order as a Chevalier in 2004. As a final good-bye to the Paris Opera Ballet, and for the first time in her career, she interpreted the role of Juliet in Nureyev’s choreography Romeo and Juliet at the Bastille Opera on July 9, 2005. Karin pursued her career as a guest artist. In February 2009 she made her final appearance in Japan performing « Les Biches » Nijinska’s choreography with the NBA Ballet Company to celebrate Serge de Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes 100 years. Since then Karin is a freelance Ballet instructor and coach for Ballet Companies and Schools throughout the world. She has been invited in France, Korea, Japan, Canada, Israel, and the USA.

BCA Welcomes Adam Still!

11-11-15

BCA is delighted to welcome Adam Still! Adam will play the Cavalier in this year's Nutcracker. Rehearsing here with our very own Sugar Plum Fairy, Blair Chamberlain.

About Adam Still

Adam Still is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the Harid Conservatory where he trained under Svetlana Osiyeva and Olivier Pardina. He received additional training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow summer programs. In 2004 he won the silver medal in the U.S.A. International Youth Ballet Competition and in 2005 received the Rudolph Nureyev Education Fellowship. Adam most recently danced with Ballet Met under the direction of Edwaard Liang and before that was a Soloist with the Colorado Ballet under the direction of Gil Boggs. While at Colorado Ballet Adam danced leading roles such as The Prince in The Nutcracker, Green Man in Lila York’s Celts,  Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, The Male Duet in Great Galloping Gottschalk, Peter in Peter Pan,  Prince Benno in Swan Lake, Principal Man in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, and “The Chosen One” in Glen Tetley’s Rite of Spring.

Learn more about Nutcracker 2015.

Adam Still Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Adam Still (Ballet Met, Colorado Ballet) to Teach Master Classes!

11-4-15

BCA is delighted to announce that Adam Still (Ballet Met, Colorado Ballet) will teach Ballet Master Classes this Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Ballet Conservatory. Adam will also be our Cavalier for Nutcracker 2015. The fee for each class is $20. Please sign-up on notice board at BCA or call 828-255-5777. Here is the schedule: 1:00 to 2:30, Ballet Master Class Int/Adv Ages 13+. 2:30 to 4:00, Ballet Master Class Int Ages 10 to 12.

 

About Adam Still

Adam Still is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the Harid Conservatory where he trained under Svetlana Osiyeva and Olivier Pardina. He received additional training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow summer programs. In 2004 he won the silver medal in the U.S.A. International Youth Ballet Competition and in 2005 received the Rudolph Nureyev Education Fellowship. Adam most recently danced with Ballet Met under the direction of Edwaard Liang and before that was a Soloist with the Colorado Ballet under the direction of Gil Boggs. While at Colorado Ballet Adam danced leading roles such as The Prince in The Nutcracker, Green Man in Lila York’s Celts,  Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, The Male Duet in Great Galloping Gottschalk, Peter in Peter Pan,  Prince Benno in Swan Lake, Principal Man in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, and “The Chosen One” in Glen Tetley’s Rite of Spring.

Visit our News + Events tab in our About Us page for a complete listing of BCA News, both past and present.

Ballet Conservatory Of Asheville Summer Classes

Enjoy Summer 2017 With BCA June 7 to August 19!

During summer 2017, BCA offers a wide variety of open ballet classes as well as special "themed" ballet workshops for children, ideal for any dancer from beginner to professional. Classes are offered at affordable summer rates and convenient class times. We are also delighted to offer our "Petite Summer Intensive" for dancers ages 8 to 10! And of course, BCA's summer intensive offers serious young dancers ages 10 plus a month-long, all-day ballet ballet training intensive. It runs from June 29 to July 15.

Download AVAILABLE NOW! Summer 2017 Schedule & Registration Form. Includes a schedule of all Children's Workshops, all Open Classes and a registration form.

Download BCA's Policies + Procedures.

Children’s Summer Workshops (Ages 5 to 7 & 8 to 11)

All workshops are Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 12:30. Tuition is $165 /week ($155 if paid by 4-25-17) plus $10 summer registration fee for new students. Take $15 off for each additional workshop/sibling. Sharing showcase performance at 12 noon Friday each week.

    June 12 to 16, SLEEPING BEAUTY Week (Ballet, Modern)

    July 17 to 21, BROADWAY DANCE Week (Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballet)

    July 24 to July 28, PETER PAN Week (Jazz, Ballet, Modern)

    July 31 to August 4, CINDERELLA Week (Ballet, Modern)

    August 7 to 11, COPELLIA Week (Ballet, Modern)

                Copellia = A toymaker's dolls come to life!

5-Week Children's Classes (Ages 3 to 5)

All classes run 12:45 to 1:30pm. Tuition is $80 ($70 if paid by 4-25-17) for the 5-week session plus $10 summer registration fee for new students. Make-up missed class any Tues., Thur., or Sat.

SESSION 1 June 6 to July 8

    BALLET - Tuesdays, June 6 to July 4

    TAP (age 6-12)- Thursdays, June 8 to July 6

    BALLET - Saturdays, June 10 to July 8

SESSION 2 July 18 to August 19

    BALLET - Tuesdays, July 18 to Aug 15

    MODERN (age 6-11)- Thursdays, July 20 to Aug 17

    BALLET - Saturdays, July 22 to Aug 19

Petite Summer Intensive (Ages 8 to 10)

June 12 to 16

Geared toward talented young dancers ages 8 to 10 with a serious interest in ballet. Meets Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 2:00. Tuition is $245 plus $10 summer registration fee for new students.

Summer Intensive 2017

June 19 to July 15

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville will hold its ballet intensive June 19 to July 15, 2017. The intensive is geared toward talented dancers ages 10 and up with a serious interest in ballet. Daily classes include intense, professional instruction in ballet, pointe, variations, partnering, men's class, modern, jazz & hip-hop, pilates, and special projects. Non-technique classes include acting for dancers, nutrition, injury prevention, and ballet history. Admission is by audition or DVD. Because each program is limited to 16 places, dancers can expect an extremely high level of individualized attention and coaching. Learn more about Summer Intensive 2017.

Welcome to Ballet Conservatory of Asheville

Welcome! We're Ballet Conservatory of Asheville (BCA) and we're delighted you've taken the opportunity to learn more about us. We offer dance programs for children, teens/adults, and pre-professionals. Included are classes in nearly every major dance form, from ballet and pointe to tap, jazz, hip-hop and modern. We welcome all dancers with any level of experience from ages 3 to adult. In addition to our regular school year programs, we also offer summer classes & workshops for all ages and a summer intensive for serious ballet dancers.

Our philosophy is simple: We want our students to gain good technique, learn proper class etiquette, and enjoy the wonderful world of dance. And while we offer classes in all disciplines, we are primarily a ballet school with a strong pre-professional training program.

Our faculty brings rich professional backgrounds and outstanding teaching and education credentials. BCA's leadership team includes Angie Lynn (Director), Nadia Iozzo (Ballet Mistress), and Christopher Lynn (Managing Director). Our professional facilities are located in the 5 Points Building, 6 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina.

We produce the Nutcracker, a Spring ballet, and a Recital each year. Our performances are produced at Asheville's Diana Wortham Theatre, widely considered to be one of the finest dance venues in the U.S.

We are a busy conservatory so please feel free to follow us through our news and events page as well as on Facebook . Thank you for visiting!

How To Enroll

Enrolling in BCA's programs is easy. First, discover our different programs and what classes you are interested in. Then, download and fill out a registration form. At that point, please feel free to give us a call at 828-255-5777 or drop by our studios at 6 East Chestnut Street, Asheville. We can help you decide which classes are ideal for you, space availability, and fees. We'll then give you the details about your classes, a copy of our policies and procedures, and you'll be all set.

For pre-professionals, please visit our pre-professional section for details on auditions, requirements, and fees.

Contact Us

If you'd like to learn more about BCA programs, classes, and events, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can call us at 828-255-5777 or email us at info@balletconservatoryofasheville.com. We also encourage you to drop by our facilities at 6 East Chestnut Street, Asheville.