The GOAL of the Ballet Academy of Texas is to provide quality, professional dance Ballet Academy of Texas instruction for all ages. The primary focus is on classical ballet technique which provides a strong foundation for all other dance forms. Our goal for the recreational dancer is to gain self-confidence through the physical and mental accomplishments that come from positive dance instruction. The professional background of the directors and staff will provide the more serious student with the knowledge and training necessary to prepare for a career in dance. The school was awarded the OUTSTANDING SCHOOL award for the Southwest area at the Youth America Grand Prix, an International Ballet Competition, in 2005, 2006, 2007 2010 and 2013. The Ballet Academy of Texas opened a new, state-of-the-art 11,000 sq. ft. facility in October, 2005. It consists of four large studios, all with sprung marley flooring, viewing areas into all the studios, and two large waiting areas. It is conveniently located in the center of Coppell near the corner of Sandy Lake Rd. and Denton Tap Rd., just south of I-121.
Sept. 7, 2017 - VoyageDallas Magazine Interview
Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Slagle.
Lisa, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
In 1996 I began directing a ballet school inside of a gymnastics academy in Coppell.
Within a few years it had outgrown the one space ...... continue reading
Sheridan Guerin, age 17 of Grand Prairie and pictured here, is one of 5 recent graduates of Ballet Academy of Texas's training program to receive job offers from professional dance companies. In addition to Sheridan, Amber Robinson, age 18 of Houston, Pary Vendt, 17, and Aldrin Vendt, 20 of Lewisville, received offers to work at Oklahoma City Ballet for the coming season. Jordan Carter, age 18, received an offer for the apprentice program at Ballet West in Salt Lake City. All of these dancers have been members of the Ballet Ensemble of Texas, the Academy's Coppell-based performing company, and have been seen in leading roles in their productions of "The Nutcracker" and other shows.