The Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh is committed to the belief that experiencing the performing arts is a vital element in the education of our children. We hope to enhance the lives of children and the community through the beauty and discipline of classical ballet.  

 We provide the highest-quality classical ballet instruction in the greater Pittsburgh area to children ages 18 months & up, preschool through advanced. Starting with our Mommy and Me Ballet class, and continuing through to our High School program, we offer classes to all ages and levels. Classical ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance, and while some schools offer ballet in a supplemental capacity, at the Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh, it is our specialty!

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BAP student Averi Hodgson overcoming obstacles to reach her dream!

We are conveniently located in in the heart of the South Hills on Library Road (Route 88) in Castle Shannon, only minutes from locales such as Baldwin/Whitehall, Bethel Park, McMurray, Mt. Lebanon, Pleasant Hills/West Jefferson Hills and Upper St. Clair. We are also easily reached via routes 19 & 51, and are directly adjacent to the St. Anne’s Trolley station for those taking public transportation.

Former BAP student Dana Carskadden now studying at the                 School of American Ballet! 

Annual performance opportunities for our students include the holiday-favorite The Nutcracker, and our Spring Gala series featuring such timeless classics as Coppelia, La BayadereThe Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, in addition to works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh faculty. Participation in all performances is optional, and rehearsals are separate from class.

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Former BAP student Ricky Rogers - now a dance major, Big 12 Honor Roll student and wide receiver with the West Virginia University Mountaineers! Click on the above photo to see video of his inspirational story!  

Questions or comments? E-mail us at  info@balletacademypgh.com