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Family Concert Series 2014 / Le Jardin Animé from Le Corsaire

Choreography: Petipa as staged by Natalya Zeiger / Photo by E.A. Kennedy, III

About the Academy

Metropolitan Ballet Academy is a nationally recognized school of classical ballet, named by Pointe magazine as “one of seven local studios in America cultivating top talent.”

Boys Dance Class Pennsylvania Ballet Jenkintown

Metropolitan’s curriculum combines professional expertise with an appreciation of the developmental needs of young, aspiring dancers. Building on our strong classical ballet base, Metropolitan’s comprehensive year-round program includes contemporary, modern, theater jazz, and conditioning classes.


Metropolitan students benefit from Director Lisa Collins Vidnovic’s wealth of teaching and performance experience, long relationships with choreographers, master teachers, musicians, and costume and lighting specialists. Learn more about our renowned faculty here.    

Creative Movement Dance Class Jenkintown Philadelphia Pennsylvania Baby Dance Class

Our Youngest Movers and Shakers

Take the first step! Our Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet students (ages 3-4, 5-6) start out in developmentally appropriate classes. While flexible and fun, classes are taught by highly trained dance educators who give boys and girls the chance to engage with the world through meaningful and joyful movement: imagination and laughter required! 


Metropolitan’s academy dancers love to perform and have multiple opportunities to do so, including an annual Fall Concert and Spring Showcase.  Dozens of young dancers perform roles in Philadelphia Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music each December. Our most dedicated students audition for the Pre-Professional Company and have even greater Performance Opportunities, notably the Variations/Collaborations concert in March and as guest artists at Pop Up performances with BalletX.

young dancers performing jenkintown ballet

Spring Showcase 2022 / The Three Wishes

Choreography: Lisa Collins Vidnovic / Photo by Eduardo Patino.NYC

Pas de deux metropolitan ballet YAGP Kamryn Baldwin ballet performance

YAGP 2013 NYC / Metropolitan Alumni Kamryn Baldwin, Jon Tavares

Photo by VAM Productions

National Accolades

Metropolitan students excel at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) the world’s largest international student ballet scholarship competition. Our dancers have won First, Second and Third place awards at the Philadelphia Regional Semi-Finals and Metropolitan dancers have regularly advanced to the YAGP Finals. Lisa Collins Vidnovic has three-times been awarded the YAGP Outstanding Teacher Award in Philadelphia. Metropolitan is also recognized for the exceptional performance of its pre-professional level students, receiving YAGP’s Outstanding School Award four times. In a study conducted by Northeastern University, Metropolitan Ballet Academy is ranked in the top 5% of prestigious ballet academies in the United States. Metropolitan’s Boys’ Scholarship Program is recognized as one of – if not the – largest of its kind, with over 50 boys dancing at Metropolitan each year!


Wonderful teachers, great instruction, and amazing guest choreographers. Whether your child wants to dance recreationally or desires to be a professional dancer, this should be your school of choice.  Met students excel in all fields of work, not just in dance. You cannot go wrong with Met.


Metropolitan Parent, Alumnus dancing with Grand Rapids Ballet


We welcome students of all ages - we will meet you where you are! Learn more about our ballet and contemporary classes for all levels, adult classes, and Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet for the youngest dancers.

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