Our focus at the Academy is to develop young talent towards the highest level of dance education while combining performing opportunities. Our performances give students the opportunity to work and perform alongside professional dancers to inspire and enrich the creative process. We aim to develop a life-long love and knowledge of the arts in all our students. Here we share videos and information about some of our ‘Inspirations’, the people, choreographers and images that inspire us. For more, click through to the Danceworks Inspiration pages.

The physics of the “hardest move” in ballet

Michaela de Prince
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Rio Anderson
Meet The Dancing Prodigy Who Turned Down Harvard

Academy inspirations

Vincenzo di Primo
18-year-old winning at Lausanne & studying at Vienna Ballet Academy

The origins of ballet by Jennifer Tortorello & Adrienne Westwood

Antonina Tumkovsky at work
School of American Ballet class taught by Madame Tumkovsky

The IBC Technique
Enjoy the IBC technique being taught by the Pacific Northwest Ballet – soon to be the results of DBA

Lauren Lovette
NYC Ballet’s Lauren Lovette on George Balanchine’s RAYMONDA VARIATIONS