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Yellowstone Ballet School

WELCOME to one of the oldest Montana ballet schools.  Founded in 1987, Yellowstone Ballet School offers specialized classes in classical ballet.  Although ballet is our main curriculum, we understand that very few people will become professional ballet dancers, therefore we also offer other dance forms that contribute to a well-rounded education. 

 Yellowstone Ballet School
 

 

 
Director, Kathleen Rakela, danced with the Sacramento Theatre Ballet and trained at the Royal Academy of Dancing, England and the Joffrey Ballet SchoolShe has a teaching credential (AIST) with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London, England in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet. Rakela is an ABTŪ Certified  Teacher, successfully completing the ABTŪ Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 5 of the ABTŪ National Training Curriculum.  With exceptionally small classes and individual attention her students have been accepted into and received scholarships to the most prestigious ballet schools in the world including London's Royal Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre,  National Ballet of Canada, School of American  Ballet,  San  Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Academie de Danse Classique Princess Grace. Several of her students have gone on to become professional dancers in companies around the world.

Rakela is the recipient of a Montana Dance Arts Association Fellowship and a Montana Arts Council Fellowship for the Performing Arts. Her choreography has been recognized internationally with excerpts from her award winning ballet Romeo & Juliet of the Rockies chosen for presentation at festivals in Amsterdam and Germany.


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