About the Centre

Mission Statement

To enrich the human spirit through dance, inspiring through performance and empowering through education, while building on the rich legacy of the art of dance.

About Us

Founded in 1996 by former Artistic Director John McFall, the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education provides an opportunity for everyone in the community, no matter his or her age or experience, to discover the joys of dance. The Centre instills confidence and self-awareness that will help anyone achieve his or her goals and dreams.

Since its founding, the Centre has become one of the top ten dance education facilities in the country and continues to set a high standard for excellence. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the Centre has world-class faculty and a challenging and comprehensive curriculum designed to inspire future dancers. Students also receive the special benefit of being able to rehearse with and observe the professional company and learn the ins-and-outs of being a professional dancer.

Atlanta Ballet is a magical experience. Every day, aspiring dancers take part in the Centre’s programs, moving closer to achieving their dreams. Each and every studio, from morning to night, is filled with youthful exuberance and talent. Every day life-long friendships are formed. Words cannot describe the power of witnessing the future of dance first-hand.

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education is committed to inspiring excellence.

Click here to download the 2018-19 Centre for Dance Education student handbook.




All Centre for Dance Education photographs by Kim Kenney.