Founded in 1997, Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy (OMBA) has built its reputation as one of the finest ballet programs in the nation. Taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty and guests, Cincinnati Ballet Academy offers a comprehensive dance education through three programs: Children’s Division, Main Division and Adult Division, as well as five different summer programs. The curriculum is Vaganova-based and infused with various 20th & 21st century influences that have developed over the past 60 years in classical ballet.
The primary goal at Cincinnati Ballet Academy is to provide excellence in technical and artistic training and to inspire a love of dance. Academy students enjoy the opportunity to enrich their lives through dance while developing grace, poise, mental and physical discipline as well as an appreciation and awareness of the arts. The guiding principles of Cincinnati Ballet Academy are to teach, challenge and inspire students to achieve their highest goals in a nurturing and positive environment.
The unique connection to Cincinnati Ballet provides unparalleled performance opportunities for selected students and employment opportunities and invaluable networking resources for advanced students. Led by Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director and CEO of Cincinnati Ballet, and Catherine Batcheller, Academy Dean, the Cincinnati Ballet Academy provides classical ballet training at its finest.