Levels 2 - 7
Children ages 8-18 enter the Student Division by audition. If accepted, the student is placed in one of curriculum levels. Students learn progressive levels of ballet technique following the school syllabus for each age-appropriate level. Classical classes are taught using principles from French, American, and Russian technique and styles. Taught by classically trained instructors, students are instructed in classroom etiquette, attire, vocabulary, wellness, injury prevention, nutrition, ballet history, career paths, and ballet conditioning to fully round out the dancer.
Yearly advancement is based on faculty evaluations of the individual student’s technical ability, physical aptitude, strength, classroom effort and attendance.
Annika has studied ballet for the majority of her life and has always been passionate about dance! As a child, she always told her parents she would “change the world through dance,” and that is still what she intends on doing!
In addition to being a full-time mom, Annika has previously served as a teacher and a pre-professional company member with Unity Dance Studios/Unity Dance Troupe, and most recently became the Dance Instructor at Grace Christian Academy.
Annika’s years of training combined with her heart for worshipping the Father is what continues to fuel her passion for teaching dance!
Annika, her husband, Josh, and their four children love calling the Nashville area their home and are so excited to join The Children’s Ballet Theatre family!