Why take classes at Amherst Ballet?
Because you'll get top-quality dance instruction
As clarified in its mission statement, Amherst Ballet is committed to quality dance education. Led by Artistic Director Mikayla Archambeau, our knowledgeable and well-experienced faculty all devote themselves to providing their students with high-level technical instruction and supportive care.
Because you can dance in a safe and welcoming environment
True to its mission of building a diverse and inclusive community of dancers and dance enthusiasts, Amherst Ballet has been offering a friendly, communal environment to its students for years and many of its alumni consider the school as their second home.
Because you'll be a part of the local art history
Amherst Ballet has existed in the town of Amherst for half a century. During that time, the school has collaborated on many occasions with local musicians, poets, writers, and other artists and produced original shows that contributed significantly to the art scene of Pioneer Valley including “Emily of Amherst” as shown left. Students have had meaningful experiences by participating in AB’s public performances throughout the history of the school.