Ballet Conservatory at Skyra

Training, mentoring and coaching for the serious pre-professional dancer.

Join Our Award Winning School

The Ballet Conservatory at Skyra is an award-winning pre-professional ballet training program. Our dancers have won numerous awards at YAGP, ADCIBC, and UBC. Our studio and faculty have been awarded best school and teacher many times over.

Our dancers have been offered scholarships all over the world including Princess Grace Ballet Academy, John Cranko School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Berlin State Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, Houston Ballet School, Washington Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Lines Ballet, Ballet Met, Tulsa Ballet School and many more.

Are you ready to transform your performance?

We are accepting applications for our next season.

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Personalized Training

from our Boutique Coaching Program

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 year-round. 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.

Ages 10 and up

Our Ballet Conservatory Level 1 and 2 is for dancers ages ten and up interested in pursuing a career in classical or contemporary ballet. Dancers in this program are homeschooled and attend class from 11 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday, with production rehearsals held between the hours of 3:00-4:30 pm Monday through Friday as scheduled. Dancers in this program may also choose to take evening classes. Contact us by emailing info@skyrastudios.com to learn more about this advanced professional training program for your dancer.

Ages 14+

Advanced-level dancers have the opportunity to audition for our professional contemporary ballet company, Ballet Tessera. Dancers accepted into this company train 9am to 4:30pm daily. For more information and to submit an audition visit ballettessera.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Qualifications

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

Acceptance is by invitation or audition only. Students may audition in person or video. Please email info@skyrastudios.com 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.

Enrollment

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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Our Faculty

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Diane Withee

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Progressions, Injury Prevention Instructor

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Henry Hernandez

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Mens Class, Injury Prevention Instructor

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Amy Seawright Hartman

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, PBT Instructor

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Natalia Bashkatova

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Injury Prevention Instructor

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Mariana Tznaova

Character Instructor

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Hayley Mertens

Modern Instructor

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Scott Poiley

Certified Pilates Instructor

Contemporary Pointe, Technique, Progressions, Emotions Instructor

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Maria Konrad Reach

Contemporary Instructor

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