About Conservatory Ballet

Dear Conservatory Ballet patrons,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Conservatory Ballet. Whether you are considering joining our program or have danced with us for years, we welcome you.

I have studied the art of teaching children to think then dance for over forty years, what I have found is amazing, children want to learn, they thrive in challenging situations and grow with positive behavioral reinforcement. For the past 35 years, the Conservatory Ballet has helped thousands of students excel in dance and in life, by fostering an environment where they are celebrated and challenged to exceed their personal expectations. The use of positive behavioral reinforcement as a teaching method develops confidence, character and discipline to differentiate students on and off the dance floor.

Conservatory Ballet's distinctive teaching method best prepares students at all levels and abilities to engage in all dance idioms. Our Curriculum Ballet Program combines the time-honored Vaganova method that I learned as a child in my native Hungary with a Montessori approach to individual, student-directed learning. Thousands of parents trust Conservatory Ballet with their most precious resource, their children, because of the quality curriculum, talented faculty and the foundation it offers to a professional dance career or success at the college or graduate level. In the Conservatory's family atmosphere, students receive personal attention and parents are encouraged to participate in younger classes and can observe in all studios.

Conservatory Ballet produces more professional ballerinas than any other pre-professional dance academy in the greater Washington area. At the excellence-driven Conservatory Ballet, students are rewarded daily by their peers and faculty, and recognized semi-annually by the community for their hard work and dedication at the winter Nutcracker and spring performances. In 2006, students from the Conservatory Ballet were chosen to be supernumeraries in the American Ballet Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet. Conservatory Ballet has helped hundreds of students overcome physical and learning disabilities as well as language barriers - affording the experience of a normal, healthy and happy life.

With warm regards,
Julia Cziller Redick, Artistic Director