ounded in 1937, Ballet Arts is the oldest professional dance school in New York City. Formerly located in Carnegie Hall, Ballet Arts found a new home in City Center in 1982. We are in the heart of New York dance and theater world.
For over 70 years, our school has provided a home for some of the finest teachers in America, where the creation and rehearsal of many famous ballets took place, and where many of the country renowned dancers and choreographers attended classes and went on to professional careers in dance companies, on Broadway and in film and television.
Ballet Arts has the largest and the most beautiful dance studio in New York.
The school has been in the family for generations and has a pleasant and cozy atmosphere.
Since 1953, Ballet Arts is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Students from all over the world are welcome to study at Ballet Arts under our F-1 visa program. We offer classes in all styles and for all levels.
If you are interested in becoming an F-1 Student, submitted below are the links for further information:
As a future F-1 student, you need an I-20 form from Ballet Arts.
Send everything to the below address:
* The student must demonstrate that they have enough funds to cover a year tuition & living expenses. The documentation may also come from a family member or acquaintance with a letter of support stating the amount of money available for the support of the student.
Do not make any travel plans at this time.
When you receive your I-20 form from Ballet Arts, sign where it is marked.
To process your F-1 student visa, you will need to make an appointment online at your local US Embassy in your country. Prior to your appointment, you are required to pay the following fees:
You must bring the following with you to the interview:
Should your F-1 Student Visa be denied at the embassy, your tuition payment will be refunded. The registration fee is non-refundable.
F-1 Student Visa is approved you are now officially a student of Ballet
Arts and are ready to travel to the Big
all papers with you in your carry-on luggage when coming to study in New
After your arrival, you must report to Ballet Arts within 3 days. Please bring all documents you submitted at the immigration at the airport. You must also bring your local contact information at this time.
If you have
any more questions feel free to contact us by telephone or e-mail.
This is your home away from home.
Ballet Arts is authorized under Federal Law to enroll F-1 foreign students.
If you are interested in transferring to Ballet Arts please call or e-mail for an appointment with Easter Crane.
Please bring the following items to the appointment:
If you have previously changed your status to F-1 visa, please bring your approval notice.
For additional options we offer please inquire within.
If these regulations are not completely fulfilled, strict disciplinary action may be taken, which may include possible expulsion from Ballet Arts. Additionally, any pursuant change of status will be reported to the Department of Homeland Security and the appropriate American Embassy.
Employment Authorization for Practical Training:
If all the above criteria are met, applications may be filed up to 3 months prior to the starting date of the Practical Training. Please consult to the director of Ballet Arts for eligibility of Curricular Practical Training and Post-Completion Optional Practical Training.
** Student Regulations are subject to change.