About the Academy


Ballet Idaho is home to Ballet Idaho Academy, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn, observe, and be inspired by a professional company of dancers, choreographers, and highly skilled instructors. BIA is located in the heart of the capital city Boise, and is the only academy in the region affiliated with a professional ballet company.

At BIA, our mission is to train young dancers through the musicality, technical precision, and artistic expression that makes ballet unique. Our goal is to develop not only accomplished dancers, but also well rounded healthy individuals within our physically demanding and creatively enriching discipline. We believe that a proper dance education builds self-determination, confidence, poise, respect, and strong teamwork values. A wide selection of performance opportunities exists for our students throughout their training with class recitals, the Youth Ensemble and the Pre-Professional Youth Company. In addition, students have the exclusive opportunity to audition to perform with the Ballet Idaho professional company in our annual production of The Nutcracker and other classical ballets, affording them the opportunity to fine tune performance skill and see firsthand the immense impact that dance has on audiences.

BIA offers four divisions: Children’sPreparatory & Pre-ProfessionalAdult, and Extra- Curricular. These divisions provide for students pursuing a professional career in dance as well as students dancing recreationally, the proper guidance best suited for their individual goals and trajectory.

BIA also offers a Trainee Program, learn more here.