To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.” – Agnes DeMille
One measure of success is the number of performances that we host throughout the year. Dancing live and on stage is a student's shining moment and a chance to display his/her hard work over the months.
- The opportunity to participate in dance performances is a wonderful experience; however, we do not sacrifice quality class time for rehearsal.
- The younger or more basic students are included in our spring show, which is prepared each May at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, Illinois.
intermediate and advanced students may audition to become a member of Northwest Ballet Academy’s performing company, Northwest Ballet Ensemble. This ensemble performs original choreography at the annual Winter Festival of Dance, which is hosted every February, and also performs in various other programs around Chicago.
All Northwest Ballet Academy students are invited to participate each May in our Spring Dance Concert. We present a historic, classical ballet, or a original ballet set to a familiar story. We conduct three performances on stage at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Students over the age of eight are encouraged to audition for the Schaumburg Dance Ensemble. Michele Holzman, director of Northwest Ballet Academy, also directs this. This is a community dance company that annually performs The Nutcracker
for packed houses at the Prairie Center for the Arts. There are usually 12 performances that include over 100 student dancers and 12 professionals.