The Maine State Ballet's School for the Performing Arts offers instruction in classical ballet, Broadway style jazz, tap, and musical theater to over 500 students from age 3 through advanced adult. Advanced ballet students have the unique opportunity to be trained in the Balanchine Technique® and Balanchine Style®.
Adaptive movement classes are available for children with Down syndrome. Adult classes currently include ballet, tap, and ballroom. The school is open year round with a fall through spring full term, several shorter sessions, and various summer workshop offerings. Full term students participate in an end of the year recital and many performance opportunities are available throughout the year in our in house Maine State Ballet Theater.
Artistic Director and Co-Founder Linda MacArthur Miele is a former dancer with the New York City Ballet and protégé of George Balanchine. Jonathan Miele, Co-Founder, is a former professional Broadway show dancer. Instructors at the school have received training at Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Julliard, and with David Howard. Many have been personally trained by Linda MacArthur Miele in the Balanchine Style® and the Balanchine Technique®.
Maine State Ballet has sent its students on to the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater, National Ballet of Canada, Miami City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Broadway and Radio City Music Hall to name few.