2015 - 2016 Academy Registration Open!

Main Division and Children’s Division are still accepting ongoing class registration.

First Class Free

New students ages 2-7 are invited to try their first class free. Call 513-562-1111 to schedule your free class today!

Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy is the area’s preeminent classical ballet training program. With a mission to inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, we serve students and families throughout the greater Cincinnati area through pre-professional dance training, unparalleled performance opportunities and a strong connection to Cincinnati Ballet. Taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty the Academy offers comprehensive dance education through three school year divisions and specialized summer training programs.

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Did you know Cincinnati Ballet Academy alumni are employed by professional dance companies around the globe?

Excellence taught daily

Founded in 1997, the primary goal of the Otto M. Budig Academy is to provide excellence in technical and artistic training and to inspire a love of dance. With a curriculum based in the Vaganova tradition, instruction is also infused with the 20th & 21st century influences which have developed in classical ballet over the past 60 years. Academy students enjoy the opportunity to enrich their lives through dance while developing grace, poise, mental and physical discipline as well as an appreciation and awareness of the arts. The guiding principles of the Academy are to teach, challenge and inspire students to achieve their highest goals in a nurturing and positive environment.

Unparalleled opportunities

The unique connection to Cincinnati Ballet provides unparalleled performance opportunities for selected students as well as invaluable networking and employment resources for advanced students. Led by Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director and CEO of Cincinnati Ballet, and Catherine Batcheller, Academy Dean, the Otto M. Budig Academy provides classical ballet training at its finest.

Children’s Division

Building Creativity, Confidence and Capacity Through Dance.
For students ages 2-7

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Main Division

Where Futures Take Flight.
For students ages 8-18

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Adult Division

Dance That’s Timeless.
For students ages 18 and up.

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Contact the Academy

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Email: cbacademy@cballet.org
Phone: 513-562-1111
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