Summer Intensive

Don’t miss the Olympia Summer Dance Intensive for intermediate and advanced ballet dancers!  One, two or three-week options are available.  Guest faculty include former dancers with Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and more!

Puget Sound Dance Festival

Sunday, March 17 at 6:30pm Tickets: Puget Sound Dance Festival – Performing Arts and Event Center (fwpaec.org) The inaugural Puget Sound Dance Festival includes a wide range of dance forms including ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, Indian dance, Chinese dance, Flamenco, and more! The festival features 11 top dance companies from throughout the region: Allegro Performing Arts…

Congrats to JODC alumni!

Congrats to JODC alumni who will be dancing with professional companies this season: Giovanny Garibay (Cincinnati Ballet), Ashley Baker (Ballet Idaho), Elina Brein (Eugene Ballet), Jacob Brein (Eugene Ballet), Natalie Allenton (Spectrum Dance Theater), Sunny Swasey (Walt Disney World), Emily Walter (Khambatta Dance Company) and Russell Ridgeway (“Awakening” at the Wynn Las Vegas). We’re so…

Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker

Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker has been a South Sound holiday tradition for 40 years! This year’s production runs from December 8-17 at the Washington Center. The production features stunning professional sets and costumes and guest artist James Kirby Rogers, Principal Dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Join Clara and The Nutcracker on their magical journey through the…

In Memory of Bud Johansen

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of the amazing Bernard “Bud” Johansen. Bud touched the lives of thousands of dancers and their families over the past fifty years in Olympia. He was an amazing teacher, director, mentor, and friend. Through his work at the studio, with Ballet Northwest, and at…

2020-21 School Year Schedule

The 2020-21 schedule is posted! In-person or Zoom classes are available. Students will have the option of registering for classes in person (with strict health & safety guidelines in place and following the Governor’s capacity restrictions) or on Zoom. If you would like to attend on Zoom, please register for the normal class AND register…