Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

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American Ballet Theatre
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

Children's Division

Prospective students should email jkochildren@abt.org for more information.

For information on Levels, Schedules and Tuition, please click here.

Auditions required for Levels 1A and up. Please click here for details.

The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children's Division is a ballet program for children ages 3-14 that promotes discipline and creativity while encouraging each child to reach their highest potential. Classes focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers.

Led by Franco De Vita, Artistic Director of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and Melissa Allen Bowman, Director of Children's Division, the faculty of the Children’s Division includes members of ABT’s Artistic Staff, ABT alumni, and graduates of the ABT/NYU Masters Program in Ballet Pedagogy. Every faculty member of the ABTJKO School Children’s Division is certified in all levels of ABT’s National Training Curriculum . Learn more about our faculty by clicking on the links below.

Each class at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School is accompanied by one of our accomplished pianists:

Michael Cherry, Michael Dolnikov, John Epperson, Misha Golubitsky,
Allan Greene, Sofiya Leavsie, Dmitry Polischuk, Mira Tsidulko, Mihoko Suzuki