Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy serves the greater Cincinnati area through world-class dance education programs and unparalleled performance opportunities. In addition to pre-professional ballet training, we offer classes in a wide variety of dance styles for all ages and abilities. Each season, our community engagement programs serve thousands of area youth through in-school residencies, performances, and scholarships.
Registration for 2022-2023 Academy programs is now open!
Cincinnati Ballet is committed to inspiring excellence through the power of dance. Your gift, regardless of the size, has a direct impact on every aspect of the Company. From the world-class ballets you enjoy in the theater, to high-caliber training and community engagement programs, your generosity enables us fulfill our mission.
The Cincinnati Ballet Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills officially opened in September 2021. The 62,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility features nine spacious studios to serve our dancers, students, and community. Did you know the first Company auditions took place at the YMCA in 1963? Decades of work went into Cincinnati Ballet’s historic new home. We are excited to welcome you!
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