Awards & Alumni

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Haley Schwan, ARCB alumni & Vaganova Academy graduate

Since opening in 2004, Academy students have been accepted to professional ballet academies  and companies throughout the world. We are proud of their many achievements and very happy to see local students fulfill their dreams.

Professional Companies with ARCB Alumni:

Europe ~ Ballet de Monte Carlo, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, English National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Royal Ballet of London, Staatsballet Berlin

North America ~ Boston Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Eugene Ballet, New York City Ballet, Nevada Ballet, Sarasota Ballet

Year-Round Ballet Academies attended by ARCB Students Full-Time:

Europe ~ Hamburg Ballet School (Germany), Princess Grace Academie (Monte Carlo)

North America ~ America Ballet Theater School (JKO), Boston Ballet School, Butler University, Dance Theater of Harlem, Ellison Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Harid Conservatory, Houston Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School, Julliard, Kirov Academy of Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, North Carolina School of the Arts, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, School of American Ballet

Russia ~ Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Moscow), Vaganova Ballet Academy (St. Petersburg)

ARCB students have also attended numerous summer intensive programs throughout the world.

The Academy received the distinguished honor of being named Outstanding Teacher by the Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest international student ballet competition, as well as receiving multiple First, Second and Third place, Hope Award and Grand Prix honors,  both in the United States and Japan. Academy alumni students have received awards and top place finishes at the Prix de Lausanne, Beijing International Ballet Competition and Moscow International Ballet Competition.

The Academy’s alumni include the first African-American graduate of the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia. As well as the third American graduate of both the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and the Vaganova Ballet Academy in over 300 years.