Penn Ballet

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Penn Ballet was created to allow ballet dancers of any level at the University of Pennsylvania to continue their classical ballet education through classes with professional ballet teachers from the Philadelphia area. The group is dedicated to helping dancers at Penn continue doing what they love despite the stress and time constraints of a rigorous academic environment. Classes are FREE and open to all Penn students looking to maintain or improve their skills, try their hand at choreography, or simply get some exercise without running and crunching for hours on end.

Penn Ballet is also a student-run company. Advanced and committed dancers may audition for our shows to learn and perform challenging repertoire. As Penn's ONLY student group devoted to ballet, we are committed to improving as ballerinas in technique as well as performance.


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Question: HI! Can you join Penn Ballet with no experience? - Anonymous
Hi!! No experience is needed for you to participate in our open classes! If you would like to participate, you can fill in this form to be added to our listserv ( and be updated on our class schedule! To be a member of the performing group you will have to send in an audition video for review, but it is really low stress :)
- Anna Barckhausen
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Question: I'm wondering whether the classes open to the public include both instructor-led classes and student-member led classes? In which of these classes might instructors or members critique our dancing and give corrections virtually? Thank you so much! - Anonymous
Hi! Open classes are normally free and taught by instructors in the Philadelphia area (you can find instructor bios here: For this semester, due to timing difficulties, the classes will all be student-led and conducted through Zoom. Both student-led and instructor-led classes will involve constructive feedback. Hope this helps!
- Chih-Ning Kuo
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Question: How will the club work with an online format? Will classes be delivered through a virtual format for students to follow? - Anonymous
Link to our Q&A session happening Thursday 5-8pm: Yes, classes will be delivered virtually. We're planning to do weekly Zoom ballet classes, which will be open to dancers of all levels. Fill in this form to be added to our listserv ( and get updated on our class schedule!
- Chih-Ning Kuo
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Basic Info

20 Registered (< 20 Members)

Not Currently Accepting Members

Audition Required

Both Semesters


How to Get Involved

We offer free ballet lessons to all Penn students, but becoming a company member is by audition. Please send us an email to get subscribed to our latest updates about classes and auditions!

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