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Discover ACBA


The Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is one of the leading dance studios in Anchorage. The Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is committed to excellence in dance education in a constructive, positive, wholesome, family friendly environment with an emphasis on performance.

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About ACBA


Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy is a comprehensive dance facility within the Anchorage area. ACBA has four studios and offers multiple styles of dance for the dancer as young as 16 months old to adult. ACBA offers a range of options across styles, age groups, and abilities. Whether you are aiming for a professional career, looking to stay fit or finally ready to give dance a try, we have a class for you. The teachers at ACBA have a vast range of experience across multiple disciplines. Our collective approach is to share our love of dance while being supportive and encouraging. Enroll for group lessons or book private lessons at a time that suits you.

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4 Studios

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200+ Students

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68+ Weekly Classes 

Dance is our passion. Dance is our art.

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The Vision

Our vision is to create a world where everyone shares our love for the classical art of dance. We have witnessed first hand how dance builds character, confidence, and friendships. We seek to inspire, enrich, and educate while creating an encouraging and positive atmosphere. Students at ACBA learn self-discipline and teamwork while gaining self-esteem. We strive to provide exceptional instruction and leadership to our students and instill the importance of etiquette and manners.

Vision, Misson & Values


Students are accepted and placed into their appropriate level according to age, talent, attitude, and musicality. Careful attention is given to introduce the advanced students to the discipline, physical demands and standards of the classical dancer. Scholarships are available for students demonstrating talent and financial need.

Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs and other school-administered programs.

Our Faculty

The ACBA team of experienced, friendly, and caring dance instructors and administrators have a range of skills they share with our students.

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Ms. Stephanie Brent

Executive and Artistic Director

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Ms. Jocelyn Schendel

Academy Administrator


Ms. Shannon Wellmann


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Ms. Julia Wagner


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Ms. Hannah Jeffords



Ms. Kinley Kohler

Teaching Apprentice


Mr. Ryan Martin

Artistic Director and Ballet Master


Ms. Amelia Senquiz

Administrative Assistant 


Ms. Amy Black

Children's Program Coordinator


Ms. Charlotte Letner


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Ms. Marina Siegel


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Ms. Tara Brooker

Assistant Director

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Ms. Alice Bassler Sullivan


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Mr. James Ackermann


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Ms. Mary Claire Letourneau

Teaching Apprentice


Ms. Layla Brent

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Our Board of Directors

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Our Board
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Not sure what class is best for you?


Sign up for a FREE Trial Class. We welcome students of all ages and abilities!

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