For twenty-one years, Pontecorvo Ballet Studios has been providing a unique and fulfilling dance education to students from age 3 to adult in southwestern Ohio. Barbara Pontecorvo’s students have danced professionally with San Francisco Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet San Antonio, Memphis Ballet and Ballet New England. They have studied dance on scholarship at School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy, Juilliard, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Orlando Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Ballet Austin and Ballet Chicago. They are working as dancers, dance educators, journalists, newscasters, teachers, bankers, stage managers and for NASA.
Many have returned to say that their ballet studies made them more confident, more focused, able to prioritize, able to face their peers and their superiors, able to work easily with others and, most important of all, able to NEVER GIVE UP.
You have many choices for your child’s dance training, but are all dance schools the same? The new Progress Check page describes some of the skills your child should be learning year by year; if you’re not seeing those results from your current school, it may be time to switch to PBS.