About Us


Classical Ballet Academy’s mission is to provide the best quality training in classical ballet available in Colorado. With highly qualified faculty trained in the Vaganova curriculum – the technique developed and taught at Russia’s Imperial Ballet School (currently known as the Vaganova Ballet Academy) and the Vaganova Theater – CBA supports the development of strong classical technique and exquisite artistry, musicality, and purity of line. CBA trains well-rounded dancers with instruction in a variety of dance forms such as jazz, contemporary ballet, and modern dance, taught by faculty who are known for excellence in their genre. CBA provides performance opportunities for both students and early-career professionals to foster maturation of skills and artistry.

Classical Ballet Academy

Classical Ballet Academy (CBA) is a comprehensive dance training academy, providing the highest quality Vaganova style classical ballet training. CBA offers a full array of ballet and pointe classes, including pas de deux (partnering), as well as jazz, modern, and tap. CBA and BalletMélange were established as the vision of artistic director Elizabeth Shipiatskyto provide complete dance training from beginning to early-career professional. CBA addresses the full spectrum of development in a setting that serves as an incubator for creative growth, skills development, and expanded performance opportunities. Our sister performance company, Ballet Mélange, allows for additional opportunities for students to perform and serves as a nurturing place for the young dancer to launch a professional career. Give the studio a visit. You’ll never look back.

Ballet Mélange

Ballet Mélange is Classical Ballet Academy’s Performance Company. Ballet Mélange will expand the performance opportunities for CBA students as well as recent graduates, to prepare them for a professional career in ballet or other dance forms.