Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy
The Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy (BTCA) is dedicated to developing dancers to their fullest potential as both artists and community members. We believe that through encouragement, discipline, and dedication, our professional instructors can nurture dancers to a higher degree of achievement, confidence, and self-esteem. Our academy environment is one of inclusivity and mutual support, and the studio is a place for young dancers to learn, connect, and inspire one another.
We strive to give young dancing artists the tools necessary to succeed at the collegiate and professional levels both nationally and internationally. All dancers, regardless of their long-term goals, are challenged to achieve their personal best and, above all, to have fun as they follow their passion!
The Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy also endeavors to further enrich the cultural life of Central Indiana and the surrounding areas by producing quality performances and events for the community. In addition to its annual Nutcracker and several associated outreach events to libraries and schools, BTCA presents a full-length spring ballet and performs at both the Penrod Arts Fair and the Carmel International Arts Festival. BTCA is also very proud of its ongoing partnership with Kids Dance Outreach—a program that provides high quality dance instruction in Indianapolis elementary schools.
BTCA offers afternoon and evening classes at all levels including preschool/kindergarten, boys, pointe, pas de deux, character, contemporary, and jazz. A day program, a soloist initiative, summer camps, and summer intensives are also available.
BTCA is a 501C3 non-profit organization located at 1329 West 96th St., Indianapolis. For more information about programs, registration, events, or to donate, visit ballettheatreofcarmel.org.