Dance - Kids/Family
849 W. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
The Indiana Ballet Conservatory, founded in August 2010, boasts a world-class faculty including Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, Tatiana Pali, Sergey Sergiev, and Hailey Agran. IBC’s pre-professional training program has been recognized as the regional “Outstanding School” by the Youth America Grand Prix. Students at IBC receive training based on the Vaganova method, a 300-year-old foundation of excellence that has produced many of the best-known dancers, choreographers, and teachers of all time. IBC’s program fuses the finest classical ballet instruction with the very best of modern and contemporary training. Through its educational programs, performances, and community outreach efforts, IBC strives to make dance accessible wherever talent, potential, and enthusiasm exist.
IBC’s curriculum, based on the Vaganova method, encompasses a structured, scientific and methodological approach to dance, which takes the human anatomy into consideration and emphasizes both technical prowess and artistic creativity. Students receive performance experience through professional productions, community festivals, as well as national and international competitions and foreign exchange programs.
Through our Preparatory and Pre-Professional programs and performances, students will also be educated in music, theater history, ballet history, and ballet theory in a complete dance education that is rarely offered at other American ballet schools. This unique conservatory-like approach gives students a life-long respect for the arts as well as the foundation to excel as professional dancers.
Indiana Ballet Conservatory’s core missions are to provide the highest in pre-professional ballet and dance training, to share the art of dance through performances and outreach programs for underserved youth and the elderly, and to bring arts education to the public schools and to those with special needs through targeted workshops.