Our mission: Foster a rebirth of dramatic storytelling in classical ballet through programs that provide specialized training for gifted students from around the world.

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Developing classical ballet dancers who are capable of expressing powerful theatrical ideas in ballet through a rich understanding of other artistic disciplines, cultures, and traditions. GKA provides year round full-time ballet training by the finest teachers in the world.

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YOUNG DANCER PROGRAM

The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Children’s Program was created for aspiring dancers ages 3 – 11 who want to experience the joy that comes from dancing. Students develop creative movement skills, musicality, rhythm, coordination, expression, character, and confidence.

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DANCE INTENSIVES

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet offers intensive training programs aimed at the full cultural development of the young artist, providing each student with a dynamic range of technical skills, coupled with that elusive quality known as the artist’s “sensitivity of the soul”.

The GKA training system is built around three major areas of study: ballet, core dynamics, and dramatic development.

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Gelsey Kirkland Ballet DVDs

Performances Available Now!

Mischief, Mischief and More Mischief, Coppelia Suite and The Nutcracker.

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The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet is a Studio Company founded in 2013.

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Theater, Performance, Dance in the Heart of DUMBO Brooklyn.

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The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet is located at 29 Jay Street, in the heart of DUMBO Brooklyn!