Ballet Conservatory of Asheville (BCA) trains well-rounded dancers to achieve their full potential by combining weekly technique classes, frequent master classes and multiple performance opportunities. Our Classes for children, teens and adults, and our celebrated pre-professional division include ballet, pointe, partnering, men’s class, tap, Broadway jazz, and contemporary/modern. Recent master classes with renowned guest faculty, dancers, choreographers & companies include NYC Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht, Broadway’s Nick Kepley, and ABT/Twyla Tharpe/Broadway’s John Selya. Each year, we present the Nutcracker, Winter Works: Variations & Innovations, a full-length Spring ballet, our Spring recital, and Summer Intensive Showcase. Each summer, we host open classes, children’s workshops plus our month-long, ballet Summer Intensive, for talented students from all over the country.
BCA is headed by Director Angie Lynn, former professional dancer, who brings a rich ballet background to the leadership of BCA. Angie and Christopher Lynn — Managing Director and acting instructor — started BCA in 2009.
Our curriculum-based ballet classes have strong classical foundations, incorporating a blend of techniques and styles. Faculty credentials include certification in Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) curriculum, training from School of American Ballet (SAB); and extensive professional performing careers with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Alberta Ballet and Vienna Festival Ballet. Meet our faculty.
We stage full-length ballets from the Russian, French & English tradition — such as Giselle, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Sleeping Beauty — to provide crucial performing and training opportunities for our students. We perform primarily in Asheville’s Wortham Theatre, one of the southeast’s finest dance venues.
Our dancers succeed, having earned numerous awards and scholarships, progressing to outstanding professional and training opportunities, including American Ballet Theatre’s JKO School, School of American Ballet, The Royal Ballet School, NC School of the Arts, Harid Conservatory, plus top-rated ballet universities: Indiana, Oklahoma, Butler and Utah. Most recently, Six Former BCA Pre-professionals have begun their professional careers: Ida Cacanindin accepted a Miami City Ballet apprenticeship; Esme Hair accepted a Carolina Ballet apprenticeship; Audrey Lynn accepted an American Ballet Theatre Studio Company position; Darcey Lynn accepted a Tuscon Ballet apprenticeship after dancing with Oklahoma City Ballet II; Jessica Lynn accepted a Tuscon Ballet apprenticeship after dancing with Oklahoma City Ballet II; Clark Eselgroth joined Finnish National Ballet after training at The Royal Ballet School.
BCA’s Historic 5 Points Studios are situated prominently on the corners of E. Chestnut St., Broadway St., and Mt. Clare Ave, steps from Asheville’s inviting downtown. Each studio is fully outfitted with audio & video system, piano, portable barres, 8 foot mirrors, sprung floors with marley dance surface and everything a dance professional needs.
BCA’s facilities earned the prestigious Griffin Award for outstanding architecture by the Preservation Society of Asheville/Buncombe County. Learn more about Griffin Awards.
- Large, store-front windows provide outstanding natural light.
- High, 12 foot tin ceilings
- Dressing Rooms
- Observing & Waiting Areas
- Dedicated, Ample Parking
Contact us by email or phone 828.255.5777