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.

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!

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.

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. All ballet, modern, jazz and tap classes are carefully graded for age and technical level, to ensure each student is given the individual attention necessary for his or her progress.

Three spacious dance rooms are available to students from beginning through advanced levels, ages three through adult. 

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. 

The Academy of Ballet is the home of Tucson Regional Ballet Company and A Southwest Nutcracker, and its students have been awarded scholarships to, or have received professional contracts with, 57 dance schools and companies throughout the United States and Europe.

Email for information about these programs:  

Classic ballet, tap, modern and jazz training
Beginners through Advanced
Children and Adults


Advanced ballet/pointe dancers interested in becoming a teen/adult member of the TRB please email: