Metropolitan Ballet Academy & Company, named by Pointe Magazine (October/November 2011) as one of “seven local studios in America cultivating top talent,” is a classical ballet school and affiliated non-profit dance company. Founded in 1996 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan is dedicated to providing performance training for student dancers, with master classes, performances, scholarship programs, and outreach programs designed to bring ballet to the community.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, Metropolitan is noted for its high-caliber faculty, rigorous performing schedule, successful alumni, and acclaimed Boys’ Scholarship Program. Metropolitan has been cited as “one of the top places to see ballet in Philadelphia” (CBS/ Arts and Culture, June, 2012) and has twice been honored with the Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding School Award in the world’s largest international student ballet scholarship competition (Philadelphia, 2012 & 2015). Metropolitan was also named 2015 Nonprofit of the Year by the Eastern Montgomery County (PA) Chamber of Commerce.
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