Ballet Blake’s Pre-Professional Programs are designed to meet the highest artistic standards. Led by Daniel and Julie Blake, the staff trains dancers to develop a strong foundation in classical ballet. With the discipline and confidence cultivated at Ballet Blake, students can pursue careers as professional dancers, or find success in other fields. As part of the Pre-Professional Programs, students participate in a full schedule of evening dance classes, and voluntarily perform in Ballet Blake’s annual productions. Past productions have included The Nutcracker and our Spring Performances with excerpts of renowned pieces like Coppélia, Paquita and original pieces.
The Programs start on September 5th through May 29th.
Closed Dates: October 17-19 (MEA), November 8th, 27-30 (Thanksgiving), December 23 to January 4th (Winter Break), January 20th and 24th, February 17th, March 30th to April 4th (Spring Break) and May 23-25.
Student Conferences on Monday, January 20th and on Friday 24th.
Ballet Blake follows Rochester Public Schools for weather related closings.
Placement Audition (Recommended for new students)
Contact us for an appointment at or by phone (507) 206-0745.