Founded in 1998, and meaning “Dance Theater” in Italian, Ballare Teatro is owned and operated by Ann Williams. Ann has a BA in Dance and Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota. She has been dancing and performing for over 20 years and has taught for over 15 years at several different studios in the Twin Cities area. She has studied and performed with many prestigious institutions, companies and individuals.Prior to opening Ballare Teatro, Ann was the Jazz Program Director at Dance Works Performing Arts Center in Lakeville, where she was artistic director of the annual Jazz Festival in honor of Black History Month.

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center sets itself apart from other dance programs that go into schools and centers in many ways.

Dance is our life long passion. We didn’t purchase a franchise or go through a one week training course to ‘qualify’ us to teach your child dance. All of our instructors have degrees in Dance, professional dance experience, and have been teaching for at least 5 years.

We have a good understanding about where your toddler/preschooler is at developmentally and structure our classes to build their skills and self esteem.

We are the only program in the Twin Cities going into schools and centers that has a school where your child can continue dancing after they have left their preschool or center. Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center has been in South Minneapolis since 1998. In addition to our Preschool Program, which is also offered at our school, we provide classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop for all ages and levels. If your child comes to Ballare Teatro, they may brush shoulders with professional dancers! If our school isn’t convenient for you, we are a resource for you. Our instructors teach at studios across the Twin Cities, and we are well connected with reputable schools right in your neighborhood.

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