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Conservatory of Performing Arts



Ballet Program

Selected Repertoire

Pictured is a Conservatory of Performing Arts dance student.

Selected repertoire in the ballet concentration:
  • George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, Raymonda Variations and Donizetti Variations™
  • Ruth Page’s Bolero and Carmina Burana™
  • Marius Petipa’s Raymonda, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Don Quixote, Swan Lake™
  • David Lichine’s Graduation Ball™
  • Michael Fokine’s Les Sylphides™
  • Lew Christensen’s Con Amore™
  • A world premiere of Cinderella™
  • Perrot and Corallia’s Giselle™

As a ballet student, you learn from experienced faculty and artists who have studied and performed with major ballet schools and companies in the U.S. and abroad. You also build a solid foundation in classical ballet technique, training in it daily as well as in Pointe and Pas de Deux. Performance opportunities include classical repertoire, and works by 20th century masters and contemporary ballet choreographers.

The full-time faculty have worked at ballet companies around the world, and guest artists and choreographers regularly come to campus to conduct master classes and workshops.

Degrees Offered

Point Park offers a B.A. and B.F.A. in dance with a concentration in ballet. Learn more about the degree requirements and difference between the B.A. and B.F.A. programs.

Ballet Courses

You will receive a well-rounded education through the core curriculum and classes in your major. Some courses in the ballet concentration include:

  • Body Alignment
  • Classical Ballet Technique
  • Choreography
  • Classical Ballet
  • Dance Composition
  • History of Dance
  • Kinesiology
  • Male Technique
  • Pas de Duex
  • Pilates
  • Pointe
  • Somatic Preparation
  • Variations


Alumni of Point Park's ballet program have gone on to work at companies across the country. Examples include:

  • Alabama Ballet
  • Alvin Ailey II
  • Apex Contemporary Dance Theater
  • Aspen/Sante Fe Ballet
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • Bad Boys of Ballet
  • Ballet Austin
  • Ballet Theatre of Maryland
  • Ballet X
  • Bodiography Contemporary Ballet
  • Charlottesville Ballet
  • Dances Patrelle
  • David Parsons Dance Company
  • Dayton Ballet
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
  • Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
  • Eugene Ballet Company
  • Fosse
  • Gainesville Ballet
  • Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal
  • LINES Ballet
  • Missouri Contemporary Ballet
  • Nashville Ballet
  • Nevada Ballet
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Salt Lake Ballet Conservatory
  • Texas Ballet Theatre
  • Texture Contemporary Ballet
  • Thodos Dance Chicago
  • Wicked
  • Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

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