PROFESSIONAL TRAINING MEETS THE STAGE
Welcome to the Wayzata Ballet Academy where exceptional ballet technique is both practiced and performed. As the official school of the Twin Cities' METROPOLITAN BALLET, advancing students are given the unique opportunity to participate in high impact, full-length ballets while learning and performing along side company professionals.
Classes are available for all levels, ages 4 through adult, for recreation or pre-professional training. The studio is located in beautiful downtown Wayzata, just 15 minutes from Minneapolis.
russian ballet program
Our multi-level Vaganova-based program includes year-round education, training and performance opportunities. Pre-Ballet through Level 5 classes are taught in a collaborative, positive and inspiring environment and offer the structure required for advancement. Learn more.
BALLET classes FOR ADULTS
Enjoy the benefits of classical ballet, including improved flexibility, strength, balance, poise and artistic expression. Beginning, intermediate and advanced ballet is available for ages 13 and up on a “drop in“ basis. Adults may also enroll as students in the program. View open class schedule.
PRIVATE MASTER CLASSES
Dancers interested in preparing for a ballet competition or needing assistance setting choreography can arrange for private master classes. Athletes, especially skaters and gymnasts, who are looking to improve balance, coordination and strength will also benefit from ballet training. Contact us.
ABOUT WAYZATA BALLET
Wayzata Ballet is the official school of the METROPOLITAN BALLET and is committed to serving our diverse community and the individual by being the best ballet school for all ages and abilities. We provide exquisite education, training and performance opportunities with deep concern for the whole student and the development of unique potential.
Erik Sanborn, Founder/Artistic Director, has been teaching in the fine arts of music and ballet for nearly 30 years. He founded the METROPOLITAN BALLET in 1998 and the ballet school in 2007.
PERFORM WITH METROPOLITAN BALLET
The NUTCRACKER will be performed with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra on December 15-16, 2018. Dancers interested in performing may contact the director to audition.
Future Performances: CINDERELLA will be performed April 6-7, 2019.