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Three ballerinas in black leotards

ADVANCED DIVISION


The Advanced Division is the pinnacle of pre-professional training within the Otto M. Budig Academy aimed at preparing students for future careers in dance or collegiate pursuits. Advanced Division students continue to refine their technical knowledge and capacity while exploring their unique gifts as a performing artist. Faculty mentorship becomes more regular as students consider their personal goals in dance.

OPEN TO STUDENTS BASED ON PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT.

Registration is now open for 2023-2024 Academy Programs!

Registration for the 2023-2024 Academy Year opens to the public on June 5, 2023. To learn more about our programs or receive registration information, please complete the inquiry form below.

First Class Free

This fall, the Otto M. Budig Academy invites new students of all ages to try their first class for FREE! Visit the link below for more information or to sign up.

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Welcome!

REGISTRATION


Registration for the 2023-2024 Academy Season is now open!

DRESS CODE + UNIFORMs

students in dress code
  • Advanced Division Academy Leotard in Navy*
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned convertible tights
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned ballet slippers
  • Ballet pink or flesh-toned pointe shoes
  • Advanced Division Ballet Skirt in Navy (optional for pointe class)
  • Hair pulled back and neatly secured

OR

  • Academy Dance Shirt in White
  • Black tights or leggings
  • Dance belt
  • White socks
  • White ballet shoes
  • Hair neatly styled and away from face
students in dress code

*Students may select between the tank and long-sleeve leotards. Advanced Division students participating in Community Division electives may wear their AD Academy Uniform for classes.
All students require a TheraBand and yoga mat for Conditioning.

Photo of the Cincinnati Ballet building located in Cincinnati, Ohio

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CONTACT INFORMATION

cbacademy@cballet.org
513-562-1111

LOCATION

1801 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202