CSU Dance Conservatory (Ballet)


“A school nurtures the dancers and choreographers of the future”

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The Conservatory offers a carefully structured dance curriculum offering students the best possible education to equip them for a career in the world of dance. Our mission is to train outstanding classical ballet dancers beginning in our Move-a-Little Move-a-Lot and moving to advanced levels.

The CSU Dance Conservatory works in partnership with The Columbus Ballet to offer the best classical ballet training and performing opportunities to aspiring dancers in our community. Our advanced students have been accepted to many well-recognized summer intensive programs such as: Atlanta Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, American Ballet Theatre in NYC, Walnut Hill in Boston, Light of the World in NYC, Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, MS and many others.ColumbusBalletLogo

The CSU Dance Conservatory at the Rankin Arts Center is also the official school of The Columbus Ballet. Conservatory students participate in Columbus Ballet Company productions. Students ages 7 and older can participate in The Nutcracker, an annual production. They perform the major roles in The Nutcracker and Spring Repertory program.

New students will be evaluated and placed in their appropriate levels either at the Dance Conservatory Open House or appointments can be made anytime by calling 706.507.8368.



“My daughters have studied ballet at the CSU Dance Conservatory for the past seven years. From their first Creative Movement classes through their current courses in Classical Ballet and Modern Dance, their instructors have taught them much more than simply dancing. They have developed self-discipline, respect for others, and an understanding that learning anything requires patience and commitment. Apart from dance, the conservatory has provided my girls with an opportunity to forge ongoing relationships with their instructors and strong bonds with the others students who are now lifelong friends.”
– Claire McCoy

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