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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The Portrait Project

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Periapsis Music and Dance at GK ArtsCenter February 18-19, 2016 8:00pm Tickets available here. $30 general admission, $20 students/artists Jonathan Howard Katz, Artistic Director Erin [...]

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Lyrical Dances for a Lost Generation

January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

A roulette of genuine dance numbers to popular music. Curated by director, dancer, choreographer and Warhol-fanatic Raja Feather Kelly, 12 choreographers hit the stage with [...]

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Summer 2016 Training at GKA

December 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on Summer 2016 Training at GKA

SUMMER TRAINING AT GKA Join us for summer training in GKA's Brooklyn home boasting "the most beautiful studios in New York City." Our summer programs [...]

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GKA Summer Audition Tour

December 15th, 2015|Comments Off on GKA Summer Audition Tour

Join GKA for their Summer Intensives June 6 – August 12. Audition dates and registration now available. Registration available online and on site the day [...]

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The GKA training system is built around three major areas of study:
ballet, core dynamics, and dramatic development.

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet offers students of all levels to train throughout the year with our renowned faculty in our studios located in DUMBO, New York City, New York.



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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