About Us

Academy of Ballet Arts has been dancing in St. Petersburg since 1969. As one of the most established dance studios in the Tampa Bay area we offer professional dance instruction to boys and girls as young as 3. Our classes are for beginners to adults. 

We are a non-profit, pre-professional dance academy whose primary focus is to provide professional dance instruction to an under-served urban community known as Midtown in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Academy does not give recitals. We feel that class time is better spent learning dance technique. Students who demonstrate the maturity and ability to perform will be encouraged to audition for community productions and specific performance opportunities with the St. Petersburg Ballet Company.

ABA Events 

Academy of Ballet Arts students perform throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our events include our annual Nutcracker performance as well as a spring show at the Palladium in St. Petersburg. We perform at First Night in St. Petersburg and at numerous other area events. Our instructors participate in the Great American Teach In each November.

For a complete list of our upcoming events, check our Events or our Calendar page.