Boston Ballet Founder E. Virginia Williams opened a ballet school in 1953 with the vision of establishing the highest quality dance education facility in the region. Since then it has grown from a small, regional dance studio into the largest ballet school in North America.
Now the Official School of Boston Ballet, it operates three state-of-the-art dance facilities: At Boston Ballet’s headquarters in the South End of Boston; in the MetroWest town of Newton; and in the Salem/Marblehead area of the North Shore. With four core programs, designed with a progressive, age-appropriate curriculum for toddlers to senior citizens, the School provides unparalleled dance education and ballet training for over 5,000 students annually.
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