American Ballet Academy is a dance studio seeking to spread the love of dance through education, quality instruction and community involvement. With an atmosphere of support and encouragement, students work to their potential while developing competence and confidence both as dancers and individuals.

About The Studio

American Ballet Academy was founded in Salem, Oregon by Rick Van Winkle in 1991.  It has always encouraged working to one’s potential in a loving, fostering environment.

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Curriculum Ballet Program

Designed for both the serious and recreational dancer, the Curriculum Ballet Program is for anyone who wishes to pursue studies in Classical Ballet.

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Young Dancers

American Ballet Academy offers classes to students starting at age 3.  The Young Dancer series teaches coordination, musicality, classroom etiquette, and poise and posture in a fun, structured environment.

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