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Student Accomplishments

  • LBA alumni are currently participating in the following

    • Ballet Met trainee

    • Ballet Tucson apprentice

    • Ballet West Academy Professional Training Program Trainee

    • Butler University Dance Performance Major (2 students)

    • Colorado Ballet Apprentice

    • Marymount Manhattan College (dance major)

    • School of American Ballet

  • LBA students have been accepted to and/or attended ballet intensives at

    • Alberta Ballet (full scholarship)

    • American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive (New York, California, Florida, and Austin)

    • American Ballet Theatre JKO School (full scholarship)

    • Atlanta Ballet School

    • Ballet Austin (full scholarship and housing)

    • Ballet Hispanico (full scholarship)

    • Ballet Met (full scholarship and trainee)

    • Ballet West Academy (full scholarship summer and Professional Training Program year-round)

    • Bolshoi Ballet Academy (scholarship)

    • Boston Ballet School (full scholarship and living stipend)

    • Boston Ballet School Pre-Professional Program (half scholarship)

    • Bucknell University Dance Merit Scholarship Finalist

    • Butler University (dance performance major)

    • Butler University Summer Ballet Intensive

    • BYU Summer Dance Program

    • BYU Dance Department

    • Carolina Ballet

    • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (scholarship)

    • Cincinnati Ballet Second Company Trainee

    • Colorado Ballet Academy (full scholarship)

    • Colorado Ballet Studio Company

    • Interlochen Arts Academy

    • Jacqueline's School of Ballet

    • Jillana School (scholarship)

    • Joffrey Ballet School (full scholarship)

    • John Cranko Summer Intensive (scholarship)

    • Harid Conservatory (full scholarship)

    • Houston Ballet Academy (full scholarship and living stipend)

    • Houston Ballet Academy Pre-Professional Advanced Level Program (scholarship)

    • Kansas City Ballet School (full scholarship, housing, and year-round Pre-Professional Program)

    • Kansas City Ballet Second Company trainee

    • Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department

    • Miami City Ballet School (full scholarship and year-round Pre-Professional Program)

    • Milwaukee Ballet School (scholarship)

    • Next Generation Ballet at Patel Conservatory (full scholarship and dorm)

    • Oklahoma City Ballet School (scholarship)

    • Pace University Dance Department

    • Pacific Northwest Ballet School (full scholarship)

    • Paris Opera Ballet School

    • Philadelphia Ballet School (scholarship)

    • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (scholarship)

    • Princeton Ballet School

    • Rock School (scholarship)

    • Royal Ballet School

    • Royal Winnipeg Ballet (short-term stay) and full scholarship and housing

    • Sacramento Ballet trainee

    • San Francisco Ballet School

    • School of American Ballet (full scholarship, living stipend, travel expenses, and year-round program)

    • School of Pennsylvania Ballet

    • Southland Dance Academy

    • Tulsa Ballet Theatre (scholarship)

    • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (scholarship)

    • University of North Carolina School of the Arts (dance major)

    • University of Oklahoma Dance Department

    • University of South Florida Dance Department

    • University of Utah Dance Department

    • Washington Ballet School

  • Named Outstanding School by YAGP in 2020 & 2024 and received Outstanding Teacher in 2023.

  • Received Best Classical Coach at UBC in 2024

  • Tarantella received Top 24 at the YAGP Finals (an international competition!)

  • 14 dancers invited to finals for ADC/IBC 2024

  • Two dancers placed at ADC/IBC Finals in 2024 (5th in Junior, 10th in Primary)

  • Our students have placed at YAGP regionals in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Seattle including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and top 12 and top 24 placements.

  • Our students have also placed at the Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancer's Scholarship Competitions including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and top 10 finishes, including the David Parvin Young Artist Award three times.

  • Our students have also placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and Top 20 at Universal Ballet Competition.

  • Ensembles have placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at YAGP and UBC and been invited to Finals consistently.

  • Ensembles have received 5 Apogee Awards at StarQuest

  • Outstanding achievements outside of ballet include college scholarships to numerous universities including full scholarships to Santa Clara University and BYU, as well as scholarships to Sarah Lawrence, Marymount Manhattan, Butler, and others. This past summer two LBA students and their team placed first in Inventions and Innovations for TSA at Nationals. One of those students also placed top 10 in Biotechnology and in Digital Photography.

  • Our favorite achievement, however, is watching what wonderful, amazing, and responsible young women and men our students are becoming.

Lydia Foley as Dorothy in LYB The Wizard of Oz
Madeline Ryner in Littleton Youth Ballet

Photo by Lucinda Maughan Armstrong

Photo by Lucinda Maughan Armstrong

LBA dancers at StarQuest
Tate Ryner at YAGP

Photo by VAM Productions

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