About Us
The Academy of Ballet Arts is a dance studio in St. Petersburg, FL that offers professional dance instruction to anyone at any age. Founded in 1969, ABA has been recognized as one of the most established dance studios in the Tampa Bay area.

We are a non-profit, pre-professional dance academy whose primary focus is to provide professional dance instruction to an under-served urban community known as Midtown in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Academy does not give recitals. We feel that class time is better spent learning dance technique. Students who demonstrate the maturity and ability to perform will be encouraged to audition for community productions and specific performance opportunities with the St. Petersburg Ballet Company. The Academy of Ballet Arts is a member of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and Grand Central District.

The mission of the Academy of Ballet Arts, Inc. is to develop the potential of each student to express his or her individual ideas and emotions through the beauty of movement. The Academy values diversity, nurtures creativity and builds community. The Academy envisions developing a direct connection with the county's residents and visitors through arts education and public performances. Through the Academy's professional curriculum and performances, young dancers will be prepared to pursue a career in the arts.

 

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Academy of Ballet Arts, Inc. is
supported by the City of St. Petersburg Cultural Arts Grant.

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Suzanne Pomerantzeff

Artistic Director

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Michelle Kuusela

Studio Director

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Marsha Salzer Wilson

Ballet Instructor

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Daniel Johnson

Ballet Instructor

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Brieanna Hynish

Contemporary/Modern Instructor

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Noa Spector-Flock

Somatic Instructor

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Claudia Montague

Jazz Instructor

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Sharon McCaman

Ballet Instructor

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