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



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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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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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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News & Events from our Blog

  • Don Quixote

Don Quixote

  • April 27th, 2015

May 14, 15 and 16 2015

This delightful ballet is based on the famous story of Don Quixote, the visionary who tilts windmills and sees […]

  • 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 […]

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