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Ballet School


The Ajkun Ballet School, in New York since 2001, reflects the philosophy and creative vision of choreographer, dance teacher, and cultural leader Chiara Ajkun through exceptional training, performance experience, and financial aid set in a multicultural ambiance.

Dance Student 

Dance programs to experience our New York City company and the highest standard of ballet training.

Trainee Program

Ages 14+

Dancers of advanced level learn the Company's exclusive repertory and are trained in the Ajkun Methodology while experiencing the New York City Performing Arts Scene. The program meets the standards for H-3 visas.

Summer in New York

Ages 14+

4-week experience with Ajkun Ballet Theatre to enhance the training, and performing expertise, and to receive exposure to career opportunities. Housing available. 

Summer in Italy

Ages 11-28

Organized by the University of Dance, Theater &  Arts on the shores of Italy, the 2-week workshop & performances see Ajkun Ballet Theatre as a resident guest. Dancers may audition through AjkunBT and receive college credits toward bachelor's degrees. Housing available. 

Winter Program

no age limit

A week-long celebration of dance open to dancers and dance groups. Monday through Friday Workshop and Saturday Showcase for a panel of New York City experts. 

Young Dancer Programs

Ages 3-18

Ballet Classes are independently offered by Company Artists in New York City, during periods when the Company is off or part of the Company is on tour. There is no audition to attend. 

Any questions about choosing the right program? You are encouraged to contact us, we welcome all inquiries!

You may email or meet with our Artistic Staff at our Open Auditions and Workshops

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