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Our mission: Foster a rebirth of dramatic storytelling in ballet through programs that provide specialized training for gifted students from around the world.


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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Developing classical dancers who are capable of expressing powerful theatrical ideas in ballet through a rich understanding of other artistic disciplines, cultures, and traditions. GKA provides year round full-time ballet training by the finest teachers in the world.

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YOUNG DANCER PROGRAM

The GKA Children’s Program was created for aspiring dancers ages 3 – 11 who want to experience the joy that comes from dancing. Students develop creative movement skills, musicality, rhythm, coordination, expression, character, and confidence.

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SUMMER INTENSIVE

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet offers intensive training programs aimed at the full cultural development of the young artist, providing each student with a dynamic range of technical skills, coupled with that elusive quality known as the artist’s “sensitivity of the soul”.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

May 14, 15 & 16, at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, GKB presents this delightful ballet based on the famous story of Don Quixote, the visionary who tilts windmills and sees beauty where others see only squalor.

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News & Events from our Blog

  • GKB Presents: The Nutcracker

GKB Presents: The Nutcracker

  • December 9th, 2014

Join us for the holidays as Gelsey Kirkland Ballet brings their version of the perennial holiday classic to the Schimmel. Set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic […]

  • November Issue: Dance Teacher Magazine.

November Issue: Dance Teacher Magazine.

  • October 14th, 2014

GKA is the cover story of the November issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. The article by Joseph Carman gives an overview of GKA, it’s […]

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Upcoming Performances

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