Elan Academy of Classical Ballet



39 River Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452 Visit Website | elanacademyofclassicalballet@gmail.com


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Elan Academy of Classical Ballet is committed to providing professional training to dancers of all ages in the art of Classical Ballet. The curriculum is designed to train the body at an appropriate pace for the level of experience and age of the student, as well as to educate the student in dance terminology, dance history, and music theory, and to inspire dancers of all ages to master these skills in order to express their own developing artistry.

Elan Academy of Classical Ballet's Artistic Director Alyssa Pettingill brings decades of professional training, performance, and teaching experience to her students, as well as a passion for the studio and the stage.



3 reviews
  • September 11, 2014
    "I began dancing as an adult without any prior experience or knowledge and it is amazing how far Miss Alyssa and Elan Academy of Classical Ballet have taken me! I have been with Alyssa for about three years now and her passion and love for the Art of Classical Ballet is truly inspiring and you can see that inspiration shine through her dancers. Every class I take with her is truly a privilege and I'm always so very impressed at how well she is able to work with each and every dancer during class improving our proficiency, understanding, and love for this beautiful art form."
    - hbarbour
  • August 29, 2014
    "My daughter has been dancing with Alyssa for a couple of years now and her growth as a dancer has been exceptional. Not only has she gotten technically stronger, but Alyssa teaches them how to dance with emotion and passion. She is a very creative choreographer with a vision and drive. She creates magical stories that challenge the dancers and awe the audience. I highly recommend Alyssa for both new and experienced dancers alike!"
    - Katalo
  • August 29, 2014
    "Our daughter, Hannah, has taken ballet, as well as jazz and musical theater from Alyssa Pettingill for the past four years. During this time her guidance, instruction, and constant desire for perfection from her students has allowed Hannah to grow tremendously both as a dancer and as a performer. Alyssa is also an amazing choreographer, who put together her own arrangement of the Cinderella Ballet for the June, 2014 recital. Furthermore, Alyssa is also very conscientious of her dancer’s readiness to begin dancing on Pointe. She carefully watches each dancer and will not have them start until they are developmentally able to do so. We highly recommend Alyssa and Elan Academy of Classical Ballet to anyone who is looking for a fun, warm environment that is sure to bring out the best in any dancer. Anne and Brad Larson"
    - larsonb

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