The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra

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Natalia Bashkatova

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Injury Prevention Instructor | Coach

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Diane Withee

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Progressions, Injury Prevention Instructor | Coach


Zherlin Ndudi

Ballet, Variations, Stretch, Mens, Partnering, Jumps and Turns Instructor | Coach


Rasta Thomas

Artistic Director

Ballet & Contemporary Instructor | Coach


Maria Konrad Reach

Contemporary Instructor | Coach


Yulia Pivotskaya

Ballet, Variations, Character, Progressive Ballet Technique Instructor | Coach

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Scott Poiley

Certified Pilates Instructor

Strength & Conditioning, Technique, Progressions, Emotions, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary Instructor | Coach

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David Gabriel

Afro Latin Fusion Instructor

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Tara Jeanne Vallee

Broadway, Musical Theater, Jazz Instructor | Coach


Join the most exceptional pre-professional classical ballet training in Central Florida: The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra.  This elite, boutique program for talented, highly-motivated dancers training for a career in classical ballet or concert dance is the most rigorous, comprehensive, and personalized program in the greater Orlando area.  In addition to intensive, impeccable classical ballet training, our students practice strength and conditioning on a daily basis for injury prevention in addition to training extensively in contemporary work and other dance styles. This unique approach creates dancers who are extremely versatile and well-prepared to tackle both classical and contemporary company repertoire. At The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra, we understand that dancers have a very limited window of years during which excellent training is critical. Our focus is always on the long game: a lasting and rewarding career in dance.  

Our program runs August through May. Dancers in the program train six days per week, with breaks for academics.  Students in the Conservatory program are homeschooled; much of the training for these dancers happens during the day, with some additional classes in the evening.  In this exclusive environment, students will form friendships and bonds with like-minded individuals who share the same passion, drive, and determination for a professional dance career.  Admission is strictly by audition or personal invitation only.


Students will receive a specially tailored education that focuses on their professional dance training while allowing them to achieve academic success. The Ballet Conservatory program will allow students to complete their academic work at home before attending our focused daytime classes from 12:00-3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, for a total of 14 daytime class hours per week. Students may choose to arrive earlier for private coaching. Friday’s are reserved for coaching and rehearsals. Tuition is $600 per month and includes up to 12 hours of evening classes of your choice.

Benefits of the Conservatory Program:

  • Daytime classes include: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Conditioning, Contemporary, PBT, Character, Progressions, Emotions
  • Evening classes include your choice of:  Ballet, Pointe, Variations Jazz, Afro Latin Fusion, Improv, Performance Runs, Classical Jumps and Turns, Partnering, and more.
  • Open Rehearsal Time.
  • Up to 12 Hours of Evening Classes of Your Choice.
  • Competition and Convention Opportunities.
  • Prime roles in the annual production of The Nutcracker.
  • Additional fees apply for Master Class Residencies for conservatory only students and performances.



Registration Fee: $100

Space is Limited!

Frequently Asked Questions


Dancers must be in grades 5-12 to qualify for the pre-professional conservatory program. Dancers should be at an advanced intermediate to advanced ballet level.


Acceptance is by invitation or audition only. Students may audition in person or video. Please email to arrange an audition or submit materials. Space is limited.

Female dancers

  • Ballet: Please wear a black leotard, pink tights ballet shoes and your hair in a bun.
  • Contemporary: All black fitted attire. Pirouette shoes are optional.

Male dancers

  • Ballet: Please wear black tights or fitted shorts, fitted shirt and black ballet shoes.
  • Contemporary: All black fitted attire. Pirouette shoes are optional.

Dress Code

Dance Classes:

Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.  Pointe shoes are by teacher approval only.  Ladies may opt to wear a black skirt during pointe and/or variations.  Hair should be pulled back neatly and secured in a flat ballet bun.

Men: black or white shirt, black tights, and black ballet shoes.  Boys aged 8-11 may opt to wear mid-thigh black shorts.

Personal Coaching

Personal coaching and ballet competitions are by invitation only and not a requirement of our conservatory program.  Conservatory program dancers do have the opportunity to rehearse during the day.


After your audition, you will be notified of your acceptance. One accepted you will need to enroll and pay the $100 registration fee in the parent portal.


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