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Metropolitan Ballet Alumna Kamryn Baldwin, Soloist, San Francisco Ballet

Don Quixote Suite / Choreography: Petipa Ivanov as staged by Natalya Zeiger / Photo by Eduardo Patino.NYC

Metropolitan Ballet is dedicated to the highest ideals of artistic skill, personal growth, educational enrichment, and life and career preparation.

Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company provides classical and contemporary dance training for ages 3-18. A nationally recognized school, Metropolitan blends professional expertise with a genuine sensitivity to children and teens. Our broad and proven curriculum builds a classical foundation for dancers ready to excel in any dance form. At all levels, dancers are immersed in the creative process with multiple opportunities

to perform. Advanced dancers join our pre-professional training program and Company,

many of whom go on to professional dance careers.

Metropolitan supports emerging choreographers, provides scholarships and, through community outreach, promotes a love and appreciation of dance. Metropolitan is committed to ensuring that dance is relevant, exciting and accessible for people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company is a growing, innovative and vibrant cultural resource for our home communities of Jenkintown, Abington, Cheltenham, Elkins Park, Glenside, Huntingdon Valley, Rydal, Willow Grove, and the Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks County regions.

Young Ballet Dancers in Class Philadelphia Metropolitan Ballet Academy Jenkintown

We Welcome You

When you enroll with Metropolitan, you’re in for more than dance training. You’re joining a nurturing and hard-working community. You’ll meet new friends from around the region and around the world and be inspired by faculty whose guidance and mentorship goes well beyond classical training and contemporary dance technique.  

 

Metropolitan has been a positive force in the lives of young people for over 25 years. Join our legacy of home-grown creative artists.

 

Come and explore what “Makes Met, Met!” 

Your Journey

We will meet you where you are: a 3-year old ready for new experiences; a 10-year-old looking for the thrill of performing; a teenager interested in a pre-professional track; a young boy who loves to move; or an adult who wants to discover the flow and discipline at the barre. Whatever your dream, our classical foundation can lead you to a ballet career, the world of contemporary dance, or college, majoring in dance, engineering, pre-med, political science, or any path you might choose.

Young Ballet Dancers in Class, Philadelphia, Jenkintown
Metropolitan Ballet Alumna Leah McCormick YAGP Jenkintown Philadelphia

YAGP 2011 NYC / Metropolitan Alumna Leah McCormick

Photo by VAM Productions

Nationally Recognized School of Ballet

Metropolitan is named as “one of seven local studios in the nation cultivating top talent,” by Pointe magazine, is a four-time winner of YAGP’s Outstanding School Award, and recognized with Philadelphia Arts + Business Council's Leadership Award.

Metropolitan produces dancers who are recognized for their ability to perform with the confidence and joy that comes from excellent training. Rigorous rehearsals and choreographic invention, with an emphasis on student involvement in the creative process, lead to exuberant performances that set us apart and produce remarkable results. 

 

We're #metproud of our many notable Alumni Accomplishments, Pre-Professional Company and groundbreaking Boys’ Scholarship Program.

A Ballet Experience Beyond Counting 

SEASONS OF INNOVATIVE DANCE
28
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BOYS' SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM STUDENTS
425
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ANNUAL
AUDIENCE MEMBERS
10,000
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PERFORMANCES
320
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LEOTARDS RECYCLED
2,500
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COSTUMES DESIGNED
560
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WORLD PREMIERES
55
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CHOREOGRAPHERS
30
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POINTE SHOES SEWN YEARLY
340
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KINETIC LITERACY STUDENTS SERVED
6,800
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WEEKLY CARPOOLS
37
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LANGUAGES SPOKEN
11
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Jenkintown Ballet Dance Tommie-Waheed Evans

With the standard of discipline and passion to which these students hold themselves, their artistry is not only thriving at present, but made sustainable for a future in dance. Working with varied artists allows for flexibility in the ever-changing dance world, which will follow them from audition, to studio, to the stage and beyond.

GINA PALUMBO

The Dance Journal

MET News

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