Welcome to the Academy!
FROM STUDIO TO STAGE
Under the artistic direction of former Bolshoi ballerina Viktoria Titova, Emerald Ballet Academy provides high-quality dance instruction to all who desire to dance. Students with pre-professional, recreational and therapeutic goals can take classes and perform in Emerald Ballet Theatre productions and outreach performances. From a young age, children discover the joy and satisfaction of performing, while turning on-stage – and backstage – moments into lifetime memories.
YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX
Dedicated dancers also have the opportunity to compete at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). Training for competition offers students an extra challenge, the potential to earn scholarships and time to forge deeper bonds with peers.
Over the past five years, our soloists and ensembles have consistently won recognition and regional awards in San Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Seattle, and advanced to the Finals in New York City. Our dancers have been offered scholarships as a result of their participation in YAGP. In 2018, Emerald Ballet Academy was named Outstanding School at the Seattle Semi-final competition.
Student Development PROGRAM
Teen dancers can take advantage of the excellent and unique Student Development programs offered through Emerald Ballet Theatre, including:
- EBT Teaching Institute – Workshops, hands-on internships through EBT and the Bellevue School District, and more!
- Dance in Higher Education – Master classes by guest instructors and lectures on dance options beyond high school, hosted by EBT.
- Summer Intensive & Post-High School Planning – Assistance developing a tailored audition plan and help preparing photos, videos and resumes.
From those precious early PreBallet passés to our high schoolers’ giant leaps after graduation, we enjoy being with our dancers every step of the way.
EBA students gain admission and scholarships to elite dance programs around the world for summer and year-round study, including the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia, John Cranko School in Germany, Paris Opera in France, Vienna Opera in Austria, Kirov Academy in D.C., School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Ballet West, The Rock School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Boston Conservatory of the Arts, Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Alonzo King Lines, and others.
Former EBA students are now dancing professionally and in college. Our students also use the skills and discipline they’ve gained through dance to excel as athletes, scholars, artists, and school/community leaders. We are so proud of the accomplishments of all our students!
MEET OUR ALUMNI
Danil placed in the Top 6 Junior Men at the YAGP Finals in NYC, and now attends the renowned John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany, on scholarship.
Kaelyn is a Trainee at Ballet West.
Chloe spent a year living in Russia after being admitted to the Bolshoi Academy’s year-round program.
Emmeline dances professionally for the Utah Metropolitan Ballet.
Michael won 1st place at the Seattle YAGP and dances for the Estonian National Ballet.
Sienna, now at San Francisco Ballet School, was chosen to perform as opening-night Clara in the company’s Nutcracker. © Erik Tomasson