Champaign Ballet Academy is the official school of the Champaign Urbana Ballet
Champaign Urbana Ballet offers an opportunity for the dancer who wishes to experience ballet beyond the classroom, and is a vital step for the dancer looking toward a professional career. Champaign Ballet Academy is home to the CU Ballet and our students regularly perform in The Nutcracker at Krannert Center and spring performances like Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, and Coppelia. The professional quality of ballet training at CBA serves as an important foundation for the serious ballerina and male ballet dancer. For the amateur, CBA offers an experience that develops the dancer to her/his fullest potential and provides performance opportunities in local productions. Deanna Doty, director at CBA, is also the founder and artistic director for CU Ballet. She enjoys having the company rehearsals in her studio to provide younger dancers the opportunity to see firsthand the fun of performance training.