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The Atlantic City Ballet

The ACBT Performing Arts Academy

The ACBT Performing Arts Academy (the official school of Atlantic City Ballet) educates both the serious student as well as those who want to have fun through dance. Under the direction of school director and world class ballerina, Phyllis Papa, students will receive training in ballet as well as other dance forms. Classical training will apply the Russian technique as well as the Bournonville technique. Both of these techniques serve to abide by the laws of anatomy. Although primarily known for it's exceptional classical ballet program, the Academy also offers jazz, hip hop and a variety of other performing arts disciplines Our classes are offered for ages 3 through adult for a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced Questions? Email us at

International Trainee/Apprentice Program

The Atlantic City Ballet's International Trainee and Apprentice Program (ITAP) is the perfect program for dancers who seek a professional career in dance. This tuition based program provides the experience necessary to ease the transition from student to professional dancer, all while offering personal attention in a small, nurturing environment. Limited to only 20 students, ITAP is the training ground for future AC Ballet company members. For those students also interested in continuing their academic education, ITAP offers one on one academic mentoring and the ability to take classes either online or at Richard Stockton College which is minutes away. Trainees will also have the opportunity to perform in AC Ballet's many outreach programs and will be part of Atlantic City Ballet's Corps de ballet. Scholarships are available for qualified students