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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BALLET SUMMER CAMP

We are excited to announce Gelsey Kirkland Academy’s first ever Storybook Ballet Summer Camp for children ages 3 – 8 years old. Classes in Ballet, Yoga, Arts & Crafts, Music, and Story/Theater. Join us for an exciting week of fun this summer!
June 23rd – June 27th, 2014

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News & Events

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NEWS: GKA interviewed on WNYC April 16

On Wednesday, April 16 Sarah Jessica Parker interviewed Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Co-Artistic Directors, Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov! “The Leonard Lopate Show” airs weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. on 93.9 FM and AM 820, as well as www.wnyc.org.
Listen to the interview

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EVENT: GKA Summer Intensive

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet offers a summer intensive training program 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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