Photo: Mary Ellen Mark

Co-Artistic Directors, Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov

Our Mission

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet’s mission is to foster a rebirth of dramatic storytelling in ballet through our academy programs that provide specialized training for gifted students from around the world, and through the development of the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, a classically oriented Professional Studio Company capable of creating and performing new and dramatic works.

Photo by Mary Ellen Mark