This summer, Ballet Arts Studio will have more than six weeks of Pre-Ballet, ballet, modern, musical theater, Jazz and tap classes in late June, July and August.  The classes will be for children ranging in age from 3 to 18.  
Click here for more information about the Summer Program.

   Ballet Arts Studio is honored to be the recipient of the 2015 Arts Organization from Arts Mid Hudson.  The award, which recognizes a "Dutchess based arts organization that has made an important contribution to the growth of Dutchess County's cultural life over a significant period of time" was presented at a gala event at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls.  Dancers Solee Dinio, Alyssa Eikler, Sara LaPadula and Ariel Ridenour performed a modern dance piece for the attendees. 


 It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do and we couldn't do it without the dedication and talent of our faculty, staff, dancers and parents!  We also wish to express our deepest thanks to Kelly Ellenwood and Beacon Arts for nominating us for this prestigious award!  

Ballet Arts Studio is excited to announce a new addition to its ballet faculty, Eve Chan, who will be teaching additional technique classes at the studio, including an advanced leaps and turns class, on Fridays. Ms Chan began her ballet training in the Royal Academy of Dance method in Hong Kong. At age 17, she was selected into the professional training program at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Classical Ballet. Upon graduation, she became a ballerina with the Hong Kong Ballet, where she performed for nine years, rising to demi-soloist, and also becoming Resident Choreographer. While with the Company, Eve performed throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, and China, and danced many featured roles in classical and contemporary ballets, including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Cinderella. Ms. Chan's choreography has been presented in the United States, Europe and the Far East.

Upon her retirement as a professional dancer, Ms. Chan received an MFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, where she taught ballet, pointe and Variations classes at the Conservatory of Dance, and taught ballet classes at the School of the Arts. Ms. Chan currently teaches ballet in New York City and throughout the Northeast.

In addition to the new ballet technique classes, Ballet Arts studio will be adding an additional Musical Theater Class, taught by Ms. Katie Bissinger, on Fridays at 5:30 as well as an additional level of the popular tap classes, level 5, which will be offered on Saturdays. Classes for the 2015-2016 season begin September 14th. Registration is now open. For more information and to register for classes, please visit the website at or contact Ballet Arts Studio at 845-831-1870 or via email at
STUDENTS who have achieved any award or distinctive recognition should let me know, so that I can post congratulations at the Studio and on the website. The award or recognition does not necessarily have to be dance-related; it can be, for example, academic, musical, theatrical. . . . Let me know, so I can let the whole Ballet Arts community know what our students are doing!
Join Ballet Arts Studio for “Winter Tidings” on December 14th at Noon. We will present a selection of short, seasonal dances by Ballet Arts Students and the Dutchess Dance Company.  The family friendly event is free and open to the public! 

A Dance Tribute To German Choreographer, Pina Bausch (1940-2009)
 by Susan Osberg’s Workwith Dancers Company

 “Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” – Pina Bausch

Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:00
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:00
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:00
$12 @ the door

 “Remembering Pina” is a tribute and dance spectacle, inspired by the celebrated German choreographer, Pina Bausch (1940-2009).

 Susan Osberg
 International choreographer and dancer Susan Osberg is intent upon multifaceted art making - including written and spoken word, choreography and film.
 Since her Workwith Dancers Company moved from NYC to Beacon in 2004, she has been presenting original choreography and improvisational work, while generating small films in a two step recycling process, transforming her dances from performance to film. The performance -  “Remembering Pina" will elicit a montage of dance imagery along with a video installation by Jean Brennan and spoken word by the dancers.  The studio space of Ballet Arts in Beacon NY,  will evoke Pina’s rehearsal studio in Wuppertal, Germany.  Susan Osberg has collaborated closely with her dancers, ranging in age from 65 to 30, all of whom remember the annual New York performances of Pina Bausch at BAM.

Memory, as we know, is neither accurate nor true. Here, the act of remembering is a process of forgetting and making something new.

 Susan Osberg
 Marika Blossfeldt
 Alex Bloomstein
 Elizabeth Castagna
 Catlin Cobb
 Anna Brady-Nuse
 Rain Saukas
 Alexis Steeves

 Video Installation: Jean Brennan

 “Remembering Pina” is a Workwith Dancers Company Production