Established in 1995, The Allen Conservatory of Dance is dedicated to the preservation of classical ballet by sharing our passion for the art while giving our students the broad-based training they need to succeed in today’s profession. The studio has a staff of instructors who are not only well qualified, but have years of experience teaching children of all ages.
The Conservatory strives to give every one of our students the most positive experience possible from the classroom to the stage. Beginning with our very youngest students, our classes are structured; proper technique and terminology are taught in creative and engaging ways. We endeavor to instill discipline, but in a caring manner. From our students’ first plie to their final bow, we support our dancers during every step of their journey.
Our Pre-Professional Program provides dance students with the training they need to pursue a career in dance. Students from the Conservatory have been accepted for study (many on scholarship) at such prestigious institutions as the Kirov Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, Ballet West, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Boston Ballet among others. Many students continue their training with dance programs at the university level and beyond. We are proud that a large percentage of those of our students who do not choose dance as a career still continue their love affair with this art form in a multitude of ways by dancing for exercise, teaching dance, attending performances, and eventually enrolling their own children in dance.
The Allen Conservatory of Dance is the official school of the Allen Civic Ballet and supports the Ballet by providing rehearsal space and other commodities. Membership in the Allen Civic Ballet company is determined by open audition at the beginning of each season. The Allen Civic Ballet presents the Nutcracker ballet each December, as well as numerous Spring performances.