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Congratulations to School of St. Paul Ballet students!

Laura Greenwell, School Manager and the School faculty are pleased to announce numerous student acceptances through auditions to summer pre-professional ballet intensives:

National Intensives:

Boston Ballet in Boston, MA – Olivia

Gelsey Kirkland Academy Repertoire Workshop in Brooklyn, NY – Olivia

Interlochen Ballet Intensive in Traverse City, MI – Noor

Kaatsbaan in Tivoli, NY – Natalia

Los Angeles Ballet in Los Angeles , CA – Mollie

Master Ballet Academy Grand Prix Intensive in Phoenix, AZ – Lauren

Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Winnipeg, Canada – Zach

School of St. Paul Ballet Summer Intensives:
Amarys, Ava, Bailey, Emilia,Lily-Anna, Noor, Isabella, Lauren, Natalia, Haley, Natalie and Maggie.

Local Intensives:
Lily-Anna — Ballet Royale

“St. Paul Ballet’s Pre-Professional program has been a positive, healthy experience for my daughter. The program and teachers offer rigorous training with a heart. Not all programs achieve that fine balance between high standards and nurturance, but this appears to be a core value at the St. Paul Ballet school.”-Parent of Pre-Professional Division Dancer

“We’ve seen so much growth from and so many benefits to our daughter from her instruction at St. Paul Ballet. She has grown into a beautiful performer, but she’s also acquired tremendous physical and mental discipline along the way. Neither of us participated in ballet and it’s been eye opening for us to see the skill, effort and technique required to quickly memorize and correctly perform choreography. We are sure this helps her in other aspects of her daily life, and we’re so thankful to St. Paul Ballet for the quality instruction, atmosphere, and support network they give our daughter and our family – we’d recommend them to anyone.”-Parent of Bailey, Pre-Professional Division Dancer

What I Did On My Summer Vacation.

Watch here for stories from our students about their dance and other experiences!

Drop us a line by email to and let us know where you are attending this summer and we will add your name to our online list.


Moving Forward: Our graduating seniors

Julia Cournoyer began dancing with Saint Paul Ballet in the fourth grade and has been dancing since she was three years old. After graduating from Highland Park Senior High, she will attend Loyola University Chicago, where she will pursue academic interests and minor in dance.

Ekaterina Hofrenning has danced at Saint Paul Ballet since age 10. She is graduating high school from St. Paul Central and will attend Macalester College this fall to study Economics.

Olive Murdoch Meyer has been dancing at Saint Paul Ballet since she was 7. She plans to attend Willamette University in Oregon next year, pursuing a degree in the area of environmental policy.

Sophie Rossmiller has been dancing with St. Paul Ballet since 2010. She is grateful for the unique experiences and opportunities that she has had at SPB. Sophie will be attending Hope College in the fall to study dance and kinesiology.

Liv Swenson began training with Saint Paul Ballet in 2015. One of her favorite memories is performing the role of Rodeo Girl. After graduating from Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists she plans to finish her Associate of Arts degree and then pursue a degree in Psychology.