Our Mission

Ballet Central New Jersey provides New Jersey and other surrounding areas with ballet training in an atmosphere that declares artistry as top priority. Whether a dancer is on the path to a professional career or just studies the art form for sheer enjoyment, BalletCNJ gives students an inside perspective on ballet and performance, ranging from the "young dancer" to the "pre-professional". BalletCNJ was founded by professional ballet dancers, with the idea that students work alongside professional or former professional dancers to solidify an artistic identity, find personal strength, build confidence and achieve a finely tuned technique.

 

Presented with fun and challenging classes, students are introduced to a variety of styles. They will be aware of how to work in different ways, decipher musicality and become a versatile instrument for choreographers and their repertoire.

The focus is for dancers to learn about themselves and grow through performance opportunities, while encouraging strong connections with other dancers in a friendly environment. BalletCNJ offers an arrangement of programs that prepares individuals for their personal best and that, in the future, will designate Central New Jersey as a region which produces top tier dancers and unforgettable artists.

Philosophy

of training

BalletCNJ believes in a challenging progression of training that inspires students to reach their true potential and go far beyond. Young Dancer Division students (ages 3-9) are placed according to their age in order to allow for proper physical development through these crucial young years. It introduces them to fundamentals, musicality, coordination and discipline.   Dancer Division students (ages 10 +) are placed according to their skill level and knowledge of dance. After transitioning into Dancer Division, BalletCNJ exposes students to a wide range of classes which compliment and develop their ballet technique and artistry. 

 

Preparatory (ages 7-9), Pre-Professional (ages 10+), Professional (ages 14+) and Daytime (ages 12+) Training Programs offer students the chance to get the attention they need to improve and achieve their goals. These classes have limited spots available to keep class sizes small and to provide an even greater consideration to the individual needs of each student. These programs are designed and recommended for serious students who want to expose themselves to the world of dance and who seek a career as a professional dancer.

Student & School

Accomplishments

BalletCNJ students have been accepted and received scholarships to train at renowned Summer Intensives and Schools throughout the country and abroad, including:

  • American Ballet Theatre (NY)

  • School of American Ballet

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • Miami City Ballet

  • Ballet Austin

  • Pennsylvania Ballet 

  • Ellison Ballet

  • ​American Academy of Ballet

  • Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet

  • Canada's National Ballet School

  • Boston Ballet

  • Royal Ballet School (UK)

  • Beijing Dance Academy (China)

  • Complexions

  • Joffrey Chicago

  • Kaatsbaan International Dance Center

  • Kansas City Ballet School

  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy SI

  • Ballet West

  • Nashville Ballet

  • Carolina Ballet

  • Master Ballet Academy

  • Next Generation Ballet

  • San Francisco Ballet

  • Houston Ballet

  • Carolina Ballet

BalletCNJ students have continued on to perform and dance with 

professional companies, such as:

 

 

  • American Contemporary Ballet

  • Pennsylvania Ballet

  • Orlando Ballet

  • Montgomery Ballet

  • Roanoke Ballet Theatre 

  • Brandywine Ballet

  • Manassas Ballet Theatre

  • ​Columbia Classical Ballet

  • Ballet Met

  • Los Angeles Contemporary Ballet

  • Atlanta Ballet

BalletCNJ students have participated, placed and won scholarships at prestigious competitions in the US and abroad.

 

  • Youth America Grand Prix Finals (NYC)

  • ​American Dance Competition (ADCIBC)

  • USA International Ballet Competition 

  • ​Tanzolymp International Dance Competition (Berlin)

  • Miami International Ballet Competition

  • Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition

  • Dance Prix de New York

  • Universal Ballet Competition

Awards and achievements

Miami International Ballet Competition

2018

 Bronze (Division 1) & Silver (Division 2)

2019

 Gold & Bronze (Division 2)

2020

 Top Prize & Silver (Division 2),

 Top Prize (Division 3), Top Prize (Pas de Deux)

Virtual Competition 2020

Gold and Bronze (Division 2),

Gold (Division 3), Gold (Pas de Deux),

Gold and Silver (Ensembles),

Oustanding Teachers, Outstanding Choreograper

Dance Prix de New York

2019

Gold and Bronze (Division 2)

Universal Ballet Competition

2019

2nd Place (Classical) & 3rd Place (Contemporary)

Dance Spirit Magazine

May 2020 "Editor's Choice" Cover Model Winner

Youth America Grand Prix

 

2018 

2nd Place (Junior Men's Contemporary), 3rd Place (Junior Men's Classical), "Top 12"  (Junior Women's Classical)

2019

3rd Place (Pre-Competitive Classical), 3rd Place (Pre-Competitive Contemporary), 1st Place (Junior Men's Classical), 3rd Place (Junior Men's Contemporary), 2nd Place (Junior Women's Classical), "Top 12" (Junior Women's Contemporary), & 2nd Place (Pas de Deux) 

*2019 NYC Finals - 3 Soloists & 1 Contemporary Pas de Deux

2020

 *Grand Prix Award & *Youth Grand Prix Award

1st Place (Pre-Competitive Contemporary), 2nd Place (Pre-Competitive Classical), 2x "Top 12" (Pre Competitive Contemporary), 2x "Top 12" (Pre-Competitive Classical), 1st Place (Junior Women's Contemporary), 2x "Top 12" (Junior Women's Classical), 1st Place (Junior Men's Classical), 2nd Place (Junior Men's Contemporary), 1st Place (Senior Men's Classical), 2nd Place (Senior Contemporary), 2 x "Top 12" (Senior Contemporary), 1st Place (Pas de Deux), 3rd Place (Pas de Deux), & "Outstanding Teachers" Award.

*2020 NYC Finals - 3 Soloists, 2 Contemporary Pas de Deuxs, and 1 Classical Pas de Deux

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