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New Students

2023-2024 Academy PROGRAMS

The Otto M. Budig Academy is eager to welcome new students to the 2023-2024 Season! Registration opens on June 5, 2023. To explore programs by division, please use the Academy Programs menu above. To receive registration updates, please complete the Academy Inquiry form.

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unparalleled opportunities

As the official school of Cincinnati Ballet, the Otto M. Budig Academy offers intimate access to the region’s preeminent professional ballet company. Academy students train in the same spaces as our professional dancers, have the opportunity to perform in mainstage Company productions, receive exclusive invitations and discounts, and connect to invaluable mentorship and career resources. The up-close connection to our professional dance community creates extraordinary student experiences and memories that last a lifetime.

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community center for dance

In 2021 Cincinnati Ballet opened its doors to the new Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance. The iconic space serves as a full-service community center for dance with accessible programs available to all ages and abilities. In addition to our signature ballet training, the Center for Dance features classes in a wide variety of dance styles, adult dance and fitness programs, and community performances and events. If you’re exploring dance for the first or the 50th time, this is your home. Come join us!

Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy

Academy Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in the Otto M. Budig Academy! We’d love to connect you to upcoming program and event information within the Academy. To get started, please tell us about yourself.

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1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202