The Academy of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

The Official School of Tucson Regional Ballet

Since 1981, the Academy of Ballet has been offering pre-professional instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, and Jazz.

Ballet Boot Camp June 1-30

Ballet Boot Camp is an intensive ballet workshop for dancers seven years of age by Sept 1, 2022, through adult. Daily classes in ballet technique provide swift and dramatic progress, culminating in a showcase performance at the Leo Rich Theatre. Dancers may also choose only to participate in the technique classes as space is available. We are thrilled to welcome guest instructors Cecily Bressel, Lauren Flower, Sheri Giller, and Madelyn Lever to our staff for June; please visit our instructors page to read their bios! Brochure and registration information coming this week!

Summer Evening Classes for Children and Adults

Dancers three years of age by Sept 1, 2022, through adult are welcome to join evening classes beginning June 6, 2022. Evening classes in June and July are paid for on a walk-in basis; new students are invited to take a free trial class before registering. Schedule and further information coming soon!

Fourth quarter classes ’21-’22

Fourth Quarter classes are currently in session! While we are preparing for our recital May 29, new students are always welcome. Please call Bridget Wilde at (520) 886-1222 with your dancer’s birthdate and details of any prior training to find out when you can come for a free trial class.

New Students request information here or call 886-1222!

Academy of Ballet is the official school of Tucson Regional Ballet and has been offering quality pre-professional instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, & Jazz for 40 years! We are currently enrolling students for our ongoing 4th quarter and upcoming summer classes. Contact Bridget Wilde for details!

We are thrilled to welcome special Brittany De Grofft and Patrick Ogle, current and former dancers with American Ballet Theatre, to our regular staff! Brittany will be the Artistic Director of Tucson Regional Ballet and will teach Ballet Levels 4-7, as well as overseeing the entire dance education program. Patrick will also be teaching Ballet Levels 4-7 as his schedule allows and will teach a Men’s Class for our young male dancers. We are so happy to have them on board!

New students are invited to fill out this brief form to receive more information on our programs. Please contact Bridget Wilde via email or call (520)886-1222 with any questions.

Arizona Daily Star’s Readers’ Choice Award

Voted Best Dance Studio in Tucson 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021!

Founded in 1981 by Linda Walker, the Academy of Ballet, Tap and Jazz in Tucson has distinguished itself as one of Arizona’s leading classical dance training schools.  Our highly skilled, professional staff offers ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes for students preparing for a professional career, as well as those wishing dance lessons for the many other benefits. All ballet classes, jazz classes and tap classes are carefully graded for age and technical level. This allows each student to be given the individual attention necessary for his or her progress. Our dance studio currently offers fifteen levels of ballet and pointe classes, including a special technique class for our male dancers, and twelve levels of tap, jazz, and contemporary classes. Three spacious dance rooms are available to students from beginning through advanced levels, ages three through adult.

All students are treated as individuals and encouraged to work towards developing strong technique and discipline. The beautiful, artistic standard taught by the professional staff and developed by the students is proudly performed in the annual school recital and the intensive summer workshop performance. 

Featuring professional training through day and evening Tucson dance classes and intensive summer workshops for children, teen, and adult students.

Classic ballet, tap, and jazz training
Beginners through Advanced
Children and Adults
Home of Tucson Regional Ballet Company
A Southwest Nutcracker

Academy of Ballet students have been awarded scholarships to, or have received professional contracts with, 57 dance schools and companies throughout the United States and Europe.


Advanced ballet/pointe dancers interested in becoming a teen/adult member of the TRB please email: or telephone 886-1222