Be the next generation
of ballet dancers
Dance with Ballet Kalamazoo in studio and virtually so you can do what you love from anywhere in the world.
Make your dream more than a wish!
Photos of our dancers by Picking Photography
Ballet Kalamazoo is a youth ballet company in Downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ballet Kalamazoo focuses on teaching a high standard of classical ballet technique.
Together, we create a positive, fun and healthy atmosphere to learn dance. Ballet Kalamazoo's goal is to mentor young people of all ages to be beautiful dancers who are grounded with solid values and personal integrity.
Through our commitment to family-friendly programming, age appropriate costumes, and music, we provide an environment that will inspire and empower, leading to the consistent achievement of goals.
Even the dream of dancing professionally is within your dancer’s reach!
After just a few classes, you will discover Ballet Kalamazoo truly delivers on our commitment to help our students discover their individual talents, propelling them forward to reach their fullest potential.
Our Winter 2020/2021 Semester begins November 30th and runs thru February 27th. Dancers in our Winter Semester will be invited to perform in our next Fairytale Ballet of
The Beauty and the Beast on May 15th & 16th 2021
We are pleased to announce we have add a second location on the Downtown Kalamazoo Mall! Please join us at 354 S Kalamazoo Mall and at The Station for in studio and virtual dance training.
Dance for EVERYONE
As our dancers continue to grow and their goals crystallize, it is even more important we set them up for success. Professional companies and college programs ask the dancers to be extremely versatile with the ability to adapt to any choreographer and style. To pave the way to success, we are proud to add some exciting new classes and styles to our schedule this season. Wherever Ballet Kalamazoo dancers’ paths lead, we are proud to be a part of their journeys!
We are pleased to offer Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Turns and Leaps, Centre Pointe, Adage & Turns En Pointe
and a new class for adults: Adult Ballet
Please join us for our next Fairytale Ballet!
May 15th & 16th, 2021 | Comstock Community Auditorium
Experience the beauty of ballet and the power of a great story. Through our art, Ballet Kalamazoo will lead your dancer on a journey through some of our most beloved stories.
But not the tired old stories you’ve seen over and over!
How do we do it? Ballet Kalamazoo takes a classic tale and performs it with our own unique twist. It’s a wonderful collaboration as we listen to our dancers’ perspectives and truly see the story through their eyes.
The result? Ballet Kalamazoo’s performances are a shared vision full of heart and connection. Working as a team, we create performances that are modern and infinitely more magical.
Don't walk, DANCE through this year!
Diversity en pointe
Hello Beautiful. We see you.
Diversity En Pointe is a scholarship program to support young, aspiring dancers to transform their passion for dance into a REALITY. Through Diversity En Pointe, our goal is to create opportunity and accessibility to reach dancers that might not believe that dance classes are an option for them and their families.
All children should be empowered to follow their dreams, wherever those dreams take them. Diversity in dance makes our Arts community more beautiful, balanced and a true representation of our vibrant world. Let’s work together to make our world better and give children of all backgrounds equal footing in the wonderful world of dance!
Dance is for everyone and Diversity En Pointe makes that a reality.
Dance training for the more serious student
THE BALLET KALAMAZOO
The Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory provides the opportunity for the more serious and committed dancer ages 8+ to study classical ballet.
The Ballet Conservatory is designed to guide the dedicated student in achieving their goals as a ballet dancer.
With added class offerings and our new multi-class pricing joining the Ballet Kalamazoo Conservatory allows you to take studying ballet from a hobby to living your passion.
Get to know us!
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"Our oldest daughter began dancing with Amy Russell four years ago. I was looking for a studio that would teach technique in an age appropriate way without filling most of the class with games that did not support the training. Now, all three of my daughters (ages 8, 6, and 4) learn from Amy and I could not be more pleased with the training they receive. Amy treats each dancer, three years old through her oldest students, as full-of-potential ballerinas. Her classes are fun, but each activity is chosen wisely and supports the student in learning proper technique.
Above and beyond the excellent content and teaching, Amy sets a tone with her students to be encouragers of others, to support their fellow dancers, and to grow their hearts. I feel so grateful for my daughters to have her as a role model in their lives.
Ballet Kalamazoo events and productions are flawlessly tasteful and creative. The recital format of performing a ballet as a company allows each dancer to shine and learn to contribute to a greater goal.
My daughters are all so different, and Amy (and the teachers she hires), brings out the best in each of them. I love that she has grown the company so that there are options for dancers who wish to be more serious and engage in more training, but that each dancer is so valued for the individual goals he or she has. Each year, Ballet Kalamazoo grows in such positive directions and I am always excited to see what’s next!"
— SAMANTHA ANDERSON