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About Us

DanceArtists Ballet Academy is an internationally registered school with  The Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Council UNESCO, Paris.  Our Director Joanna Duncan RTS ARAD, Solo Seal is a internationally registered teacher with The Royal Academy of Dance, a member of the International Dance Council UNESCO, Paris and the International Dance Teachers Association. Our hand picked professional Faculty are accomplished experts in the field of Dance. At DanceArtists we offer exceptional training programs taught by experienced qualified Faculty in a positive studio environment.

We promote a happy, nurturing environment which is safe and welcoming of diversity at all times.

We believe that all children deserve the same love and care in all learning environments and we  teach our students to propel their strong work ethic through a happy disposition.  We celebrate the individual.

We are a non-competitive classical ballet training academy where mutual respect and encouragement in a positive environment is the standard.  Our detailed Training Programs  can be selected In-Person and Virtual from our state of the art  studio location in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.  

Our class sizes are small to ensure that each student receives individual attention in their training and to adhere to Social Distancing. Our daily sanitized large 47 x 29 ft studio with Wi-Fi is equipped with state of the art Marley Sprung Floor System, full length wall mounted mirrors, remote control sound and computer systems, large display screens, Swiss made IQ Air Purifying Systems to 0.03 rated #1. Hands Free Foot pump Purell Sanitizing Stations and Hands free Temperature Station. Large waiting area with large capacity parking area right at the door in a quiet yet conveniently located open tree studded location right next to White City Shopping Plaza. Spacious newly renovated 3 cubicle student bathrooms with new double sinks stocked with Sanitizer Soaps Dispensers and Paper Hand Towels dispensers. Front and Back entrances doors. We care about the safety and happiness of our students and families and our Faculty. 

In addition to our beautiful Studio location, we also offer our DanceArtists comprehensive online training taught from our state of the art online studio with Zoom conferencing through our secure, closed network synchronized to our In Person Class Program. DanceArtists online training is available to all our registered students with choices of In Person and /or Virtual Training Programs. We’re very proud of our students' happy focus and progress in all our training programs. During the 2020 year all our students made excellent progress. 

Our Training Programs include: 

The Royal Academy of Dance Ballet for Children aged 4 to Adult, Vaganova Specialist Coaching Program in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Neo-Classical, Character, Hybrid Conditioning and Flexibility, Choreographic Composition, Bio-mechanics of Dance, Jazz, Yoga, Theory of Dance, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Stage Production including Music as applied to Dance, Costume Construction, non-competitive professional level performance opportunities, DanceArtists In Person and Online Training Program choices, and Private Coaching lessons. Competition solo preparation available including YAGP.

Additional Offerings

The CID International Dance Council UNESCO Certification of Dance Studies

Royal Academy of Dance Examinations

Vaganova Class Assessments 

Community Stage Performances 

Annual Audience In Person Stage Theatre Production - Upcoming 2021 /22 "What time is it little Dandelion?" an original published storybook  by Joanna Duncan

Danceartists Festive Season Class Performance - Audience via Zoom Bookings to


Friday December 17th Advanced Class Performance - 6.30pm to 8pm

Tuesday December 20 Intermediate Foundation Class Performance - 6.30 to 7.30pm

Monday Intermediate 21 Class Performance  - 4.30 to 5.30pm

Workshops and Summer Intensives World Ballet Competition preparation.

We are one of only a handful of Ballet Studios in the world whose Students have qualified for the prestigious International Genee Awards/ now the Fonteyn Awards 3 years in a row. 

Students who train with Danceartists  have found success in many Ballet and Dance Companies including Royal Ballet London, American Ballet Theatre, Australian Ballet, Hybrid Movement Company, English National Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Christopher Harrison's Antigravity, Cirque du Soleil and many more.