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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COMING PERFORMANCES

The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet is proud to present an array of performances including The Nutcracker, December 2014 and Don Quixote May 2015.

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News & Events from our Blog

Attention Volunteers: Be sure to check the Volunteer Page for info on how to participate in The Nutcracker December 2014.
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  • 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 […]

  • GKB Launches the 2014-15 Season.

GKB Launches the 2014-15 Season.

  • October 8th, 2014

Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov, together with members of the Board, celebrated the launch of the 2014-2015 Season. The season’s performances will begin in […]

  • Gelsey Kirkland Ballet in New York Times.

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet in New York Times.

  • August 29th, 2014

Schimmel Center Offers Patti LuPone, Buster Keaton and Loudon Wainwright III
By ALLAN KOZINN August 27, 2014

The Schimmel Center at Pace University will present a […]

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Upcoming Performances

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