The School of Minnesota Ballet is the premier ballet school for professional training in the Northland region. We provide ballet and other dance classes to children and young people, ages 3 and up, as well as adults. Our well-trained faculty focuses on providing an all-inclusive, safe, nurturing atmosphere where we teach topnotch training with a positive approach.

The training we provide is based on traditional Vaganova technique. Our original syllabus specializes in the breaking down of and proper clarity in teaching ballet steps that lead to a solid foundation of dance in any discipline.

Our goal is to nurture young people, allowing them to develop into thriving, self-empowered young adults, as well as passionate artists and art lovers.

Events and features of our training include annual school performances, community appearances, educational outreach, and performances with Minnesota Ballet.


Tickets are now available for our upcoming 2022 Student Performance at the DECC Symphony Hall.

Purchase downloadable videos of our 2020-2021 School of Minnesota Ballet Student Performances:

Performance #1: Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, and Pre-Ballet 3, as well as Ballet 5, 6, and 7:

School of Minnesota Ballet Performance #1 (Creative Movement through Pre-Ballet 3)

Performance #2: Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, and Ballet 4, plus Ballet 6 & 7

2020-2021 School of Minnesota Ballet Student Performance #2–Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, and Ballet 4, plus Ballet 6 & 7

Performance #3: Ballet 5, Ballet 6 and Ballet 7, Creative Dance, Men’s Class, Jazz 7, and Open Adult Classes:

2020-2021 School of Minnesota Ballet Spring Student Performance #3 (Ballet 5-7, Creative Dance, Mens Class, Jazz 7, and Open Adult)

School of Minnesota Ballet Faculty

Karl von Rabenau- Artistic Director

LilaAnn Coates White- Principal Teacher

Suzie Baer

Linda Carrillo

Becca Ford

Nancy Gibson

Sophie Herron

Alex Loch

Jennifer Miller

Kentaro Shiozawa

Sean M Sullivan

Katelyn Wishman

Guest Faculty

LeeWei Chao

Christina Hampton

Monica Isla

Darren McIntyre

Adam McKinney

Rolando Yanes

Both financial and merit scholarships are available. Download the application here: 21-22 Financial Aid and Scholarship Application SMB