• Slavin Studios at RMBA

    September, 2019: Keep an eye out for some incredible promotional video of RMBA coming from Slavin Studios! Sean Slavin will be recording at RMBA over the next couple of weeks capturing footage of our wonderful faculty and students. https://www.slavin-studios.com

  • Congratulations, Hollyn!

    September, 2019: Congratulations to RMBA student, Hollyn, who has been invited to train full-time at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. Hollyn will join the Bolshoi Academy in January of 2020. We will miss seeing Hollyn's smile around the RMBA studios, but we are thrilled for this opportunity for her! Congratulations, Hollyn! We are so proud of you! 

  • Congratulations, Diana!

    August, 2019: Another RMBA success story! Diana has been one of Maria's students for several years and has been accepted to train full-time at the Ledyah Ballet College in Moscow. Congratulations, Diana! We wish you all the best and will miss your smiling face around RMBA. 

  • Nutcracker Cast List

    September, 2019: RMBA students, congratulations on your wonderful audition for our 2019 Nutcracker performance! Casting announcements will be made on September 13th! Please keep an eye out for the email! 

  • Congratulations, Sofia!

    August, 2019: Congratulations to RMBA student, Sofia, for being accepted to train year-round at the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia! Sofia has been training with Ms. Maria since she was just 4 years old. Though we will miss seeing her around our studio, we wish her all the best in this new and exciting training adventure. Good luck, Sofia! 

  • Welcome, Ms. Anna!

    August, 2019: There is a new friendly face to welcome you at our front desk! Please help us welcome Anna Dulay as our new Receptionist and Registrar. You may already know Anna as she has been a Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy family member for several years. 

  • Welcome, Ms. Audra!

    August, 2019: Please help us welcome Audra Leigh Edwards to our Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy Faculty! Audra received her BFA in Dance from Butler University and will be teaching ballet, modern and jazz. 

  • 2019-20 Fall Placement

    July, 2019: Fall placement emails will be sent on July 15th. If you have not received your personal invitation by this date, please check your junk mail. If you still do not see your invitation, please contact Becca. Registration begins July 29th. First day of fall classes is August 19th. 

  • RMBA Students on the Go!

    July, 2019: We wish all the best to our students who are training across the nation this summer! 

    Sam - School of American Ballet, NYC
    Graciela - Houston Ballet
    Julia - Paris Opera Ballet
    Ella - Harid Conservatory, FL
    Eliza - Ellison Ballet, NYC
    Abigail - Boston Ballet
    Anne - Washington Ballet
    Cadey - Bolshoi, NYC
    Katie - Bolshoi, CT
    Camille - Bolshoi, CT
    Mia - Bolshoi, CT
    Madeleine - Bolshoi, CT
    Hollyn - Bolshoi, CT
    Sofia - Kirov, Washington, D.C.
    Gianna - Kirov, Washington, D.C.
    Anjali - Kirov, Washington, D.C.


  • Congratulations, Ms. Kim!

    June, 2019: Congratulations to our wonderful Ms. Kim who married Mr. Kevin in June on the beautiful Evergreen Lake. We could not be happier for the newly wedded couple! 

  • Summer Camps for ages 4-7

    June/July, 2019: Calling all little ones! For those looking for summer camps for children ages 4-7, look no further! RMBA is offering FOUR super fun weeks filled with dancing, acrobatics, crafts, story-time, and more - and each will present a final performance on the last day!

  • Summer Intensive Guest Faculty

    June, 2019: We are so excited to welcome our Summer Intensive Guest Artists! 

    Era Jouravlev: Artistic Director of Joffrey Ballet School’s Trainee Program in New York (scheduled for the week of June 17-21) 
    Andrey Jouravlev: Instructor, Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program (scheduled for the week of June 17-21)
    Vitaly Durbrovin: Director of the Perm Ballet Company in Perm, Russia (scheduled for the week of July 8th)
    Galina Dubrovina: Assistant Ballet Master in Chief of the Perm Ballet Company, Perm, Russia (scheduled for the week of July 8th)
    Anastasiya Baranova: Ballet
    Chris Page-Sanders: Modern/Contemporary
    Conner Horak: Modern/Contemporary
    Cricket Keller: Modern/Contemporary
    Lexi Silva: Modern/Contemporary, Pilates
    Karan Steuart: Yoga 
  • Spring Show Success

    May, 2019: Congratulations to our entire school on another incredible show! Pictures and video are now available. Please inquire if you did not receive the email to order your DVD or the links for downloading images.

  • Exams and Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

    April, 2019: For those in Levels Pavlova+, please check your email for your Exam schedule and to sign up for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences. 

  • YAGP, 2019

    March, 2019: Congratulations to Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy dancers Adrian, Sam, Sofia and all 15 RMBA dancers who were in our ensemble pieces for being invited to the YAGP Finals in New York City! All participants represented RMBA beautifully and we are so proud of their accomplishments! 

  • Summer Intensive Letters

    January, 2019: For those who auditioned for RMBA Summer Intensive on January 12th or for those who submitted DVDs by January 12th, letters of acceptance have been emailed!

  • Save the Date!

    January, 2019: Save the dates, May 24th-26th for our Spring Show! Swan Lake and more...

  • Welcome, Ms. Kristan!

    January, 2019: We are so happy to announce that Ms. Kristan has accepted the position of Costume Manager. Kristan did an amazing job on our Nutcracker performance and we are so happy to have her on the RMBA team!

  • Welcome, Ms. Susan!

    December, 2018: RMBA is thrilled to welcome Ms. Susan Beens, Ms. Fitness USA 2009, to our faculty. Ms. Susan will teach both our ballet/tap and creative acrobatics classes. She comes to us with an extensive background in gymnastics and dance. Please see Ms. Susan's full bio on our Faculty page.

  • Nutcracker and Spirit Wear

    November, 2018: Deadline to order your RMBA spirit wear and Nutcracker wear is November 3rd! Orders should arrive by December 14th. 

  • Nutcracker Program Advertising

    November, 2018: RMBA is seeking businesses to support our program costs by advertising in our Nutcracker Program. Please contact info@rockymountainballetacademy.com for more information. DEADLINE: December 1st. 

  • Summer Intensive Photo Shoot

    November, 2018: RMBA studio photographer, Sean Slavin, will be holding a photography session on November 3rd for those needing pictures for upcoming Summer Intensive auditions. Sign up is required. 


    September, 2018: Our Nutcracker rehearsals are in full swing! Performances are scheduled for December 22nd-23rd at the Wolf Theatre in Denver. 

  • Dusty Button Master Class

    September, 2018: Dusty Button will be offering a Master Class at RMBA on Sunday, 9/23. Please see our Facebook page for details! 

  • Congratulations, Roxy!

    August, 2018: Roxy has been invited to study full-time at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. She has been training with Maria and Alexei since the age of 6. We wish her all the best as she begins her new adventure in Russia in January, 2019. 

  • Placement Evaluations

    August, 2018: If you are considering RMBA as your home studio, please contact us right away. For dancers ages 10+, a placement evaluation is necessary prior to beginning classes. For dancers ages 3-6, our Primary Program classes are filling fast. 

  • Fall Classes Begin!

    August 20th, 2018: Welcome to our 2018/19 studio year! We had an incredible summer of Intensives both in Russia and here at home. We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at the studio starting today! 

  • South by Southeast

    August 18, 2018: RMBA students performed variations and pieces choreographed by Ms. Kim at the South by Southeast Festival, hosted by City Councilwoman, Kendra Black. Congratulations to all dancers who participated!

  • Welcome, Ms. Tessa!

    August, 2018: RMBA is happy to welcome Ms. Tessa Rehbein who will be teaching our Primary Program Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes (Ms. Audrey will now be teaching our Levels 1-3). Please look on our Faculty/Staff page to learn more about Ms. Tessa!

  • RMBA Summer Intensive Success!

    July, 2018: Congratulations to all who participated in our Denver Summer Intensive Program and performed in our final showing! What an incredible four weeks of intense training! 

  • SIP in Perm, Russia

    May 31st, 2018: We want to wish all of our dancers a wonderful time training at Perm State Choreographic College in Perm, Russia! Safe travels everyone!

  • Spring Show DVDs

    Spring Show DVD order forms are available! They have been sent via email and are also available in our studio lobby. All sales go directly through our studio videographer, Michael Titera. 

  • Spring Show Success!

    May 28th, 2018: And that's a wrap! What an incredible closing weekend of amazing performances by our RMBA students and guest artists from Colorado Ballet - a perfect way to lead into our exciting Summer Programs! Congratulations to all and a HUGE thank you to our sponsors and volunteers! 

  • Students are loving our new space!

    May, 2018: The verdict is in! Our new studio space is a hit with our students. The seamless sprung floors, giant mirrors, 14' high ceilings, and temperature controlled studios has helped our dancers reach their fullest potential. If you haven't been by our studios in the Tiffany Plaza, please feel free to come take a look! 

  • Spring Show Rehearsals

    May, 2018: Our students are flying into our upcoming Spring Show! May 26th at 7PM and May 27th at 1PM. Elaine Wolf Theatre in Denver, CO. Tickets are available at tututix.com/rmba

  • Primary Program Classes are FILLING FAST!

    May, 2018: If you are interested in enrolling a child between the ages of 3-6, please contact us right away! Our Primary Program classes are filling fast. 

  • RMBA Instagram

    May, 2018: Are you following us? If not, you are missing out on so much of what we are up to! Be sure to follow @rockymountainballetacademy

  • Spring Show Countdown

    May, 2018: Be sure you get your tickets for our upcoming Spring Show: Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and more! Our Level 4-8 students will be performing excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and our Ballet/Tap and Levels 1-8 students will be performing several pieces in ballet, jazz, modern and character! 

  • Welcome Chief Happiness Officer!

    May, 2018: RMBA is so excited to welcome Crosby to our team! Crosby is a miniature schnauzer (a hypoallergenic breed) and offers love, kisses, cuddles and support to anyone who needs it! He is also an excellent ballet dog and watches over all rehearsals! 

  • Congratulations, Audrey!

    May, 2018: Audrey S. recently performed as the young piano soloist in the Inside the Orchestra Tiny Tots program. Playing at both the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Center and at Temple Emanuel (where she was joined by our very own Ms. Kim as the dance soloist), Audrey has been playing piano for only eight months. 

  • Congratulations, Sam!

    April, 2018: Sam was cast as Young Tommy in The Who's Tommy at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts! 

  • Congratulations, Audrey!

    April, 2018: Audrey H. has chosen to attend Loyola University in Chicago in the fall. Audrey is the recipient of the Gannon Scholarship for Women in Leadership and Social Justice - a scholarship awarded to 10 out of 1,200 applicants! 

  • Exam Success!

    April 24, 2018: Congratulations to all of our Level 5-8 students on their successful 2018 Exams! 

  • Congratulations, Brittania!

    March, 2018: Brittania was selected to model in Denver Fashion Weekend at Wings Over the Rockies and was a recent recipient of a $2,000 scholarship presented by the Denver School of the Arts Friends Foundation to go towards her continued studies in dance. 

  • Welcome, Ms. Audrey!

    March, 2018: RMBA is happy to announce the addition of Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes for ages 3-6 to our Open Program. We welcome Ms. Audrey Elwood who will be teaching these classes. Please look on our Faculty/Staff page to learn more about Ms. Audrey! 

  • Thank you, Era Jouravlev!

    March 11, 2018: Thank you to Era Jouravlev, Director of the Joffrey Ballet's Ballet Trainee Program in New York. We were honored to have her join us for our Grand Opening - teaching master classes and sharing her expertise. 

  • Grand Opening!

    March 11, 2018: We did it! Our new studio doors in the Tiffany Plaza are OPEN! A huge thank you to Mr. Alexei and Ms. Maria for providing us with a beautiful, state-of-the-art space to train in. We are all so thankful! 

  • Success at YAGP!

    January 14th, 2018: Congratulations to all of our YAGP participants! We had a great showing and some exciting placements! And a special congratulations to our very own Ms. Kim for being honored with the Outstanding Choreography Award! 

  • Summer Intensive Forms Avalalble

    December 22nd, 2017
    Summer Intensive Forms for both Perm, Russia and RMBA are now available CLICK HERE. Auditions are January 20th at 2PM. 
  • Framing is up!

    December 20, 2017
    Have you seen the latest pictures from our new home? CLICK HERE
  • Nutcracker a SUCCESS!

    December 17, 2017
    Congratulations to our RMBA Family on an incredible Nutcracker Premiere! We couldn't be more proud of how well everyone did. 2018, we are ready for you! Sean Slavin's pictures from the weekend will be available soon!
  • Nutcracker Countdown

    December 10th, 2017
    Our Nutcracker Performance is quickly approaching. Our students are excited to present our first RMBA production to a SOLD OUT audience! Wolf Theatre, Denver. Saturday, December 16th at 7PM. 
  • Nutcracker Portraits Continue

    December 10th, 2017
    Sean Slavin, RMBA's Studio Photographer, continues portraits at the studio today. Keep an eye out on our social media accounts to take a peek at some of these beauties. 
  • RMBA Outreach

    December 8th, 2017
    RMBA continues to provide Community Outreach. On December 8th, RMBA supported RMBA student, Audrey, at her high school Senior Seminar at Denver Center for International Studies. Mr. Alexei and Ms. Maria spoke about what it was like growing up in Russia and in the ballet community and RMBA student, Roxy, performed. 
  • Summer Intensive Programs Announced!

    RMBA is thrilled to announce our January 20th audition date for both of our exciting Summer Intensive Programs. Our first will be at the Perm State Choreographic College in Perm, Russia from June 1st - June 16th. Our second will be at our new Tiffany Plaza home in Denver from June 18th - July 13th. Please click HERE for more information on both. 

  • Demolition Continues

    December 7th, 2017
    Demolition on our new home has been fast and furious! We are thrilled with how it is coming along. Feel free to walk down the main hall and peek in the windows. Once demolition is completed, studio walls will begin to go up! You can follow the progress by clicking HERE.  
  • RMBA Outreach

    December 4th, 2017
    RMBA is committed to community outreach. Some of our Level 7/8 dancers volunteered their time at Carson Elementary School sharing stories of The Nutcracker in full costume. Would you be interested in having RMBA dancers volunteer at your school, event, hospital, etc.? Please contact Becca today: becca@rockymountainballetacademy.com
  • RMBA Wear

    November 21st, 2017
    Our Nutcracker Wear and Logo Wear orders are now turned in! Keep an eye out for when the items arrive. The next opportunity to order RMBA clothing will be in the summer. We will have some great Summer Intensive tanks, shorts, shirts, and logo jackets available to purchase! 
  • Rehearsal Photos

    November 18th, 2017
    Ms. Lori has been taking some beautiful photos during our Nutcracker rehearsals. Check out our Facebook page to see them! Click Here
  • RMBA Outreach

    November 8th, 2017
    RMBA is committed to community outreach. Some of our Level 7/8 dancers volunteered their time at Southmoor Elementary School sharing stories of The Nutcracker in full costume. Would you be interested in having RMBA dancers volunteer at your school, event, hospital, etc.? Please contact Becca today: becca@rockymountainballetacademy.com 
  • Congratulations, Roxy!

    November 5th, 2017
    Congratulations to RMBA student, Roxy Slavin, for being awarded 1st Place in Classical and 3rd Place in Contemporary at the World Ballet Art Grand Prix Competition in Dallas, Texas! 
  • Nutcracker Shout Outs

    Don't miss the opportunity to give your special dancer a Shout Out in our Nutcracker Program. For details, Forms. Deadline: Nov. 1st

  • Secret Santa

    Secret Santa gifts have started arriving at the RMBA studio! Drop them off or find yours on the white shelf in the office! 

  • New Home!

    August 20th, 2017
    RMBA has signed a lease on an incredible 7,415 sq. ft. space at the Tiffany Plaza on Hampden - right behind Whole Foods. Demolition begins soon! Stay tuned for exciting details as our new home is built. 
  • Nutcracker Auditions

    Aug. 20th, 2017
    Save the date:
    August 26th from 12-2PM
  • Mountain Shoot Photos

    August 20th, 2017
    The Mountain Photo Shoot photos taken by Sean Slavin will be available to RMBA Families by mid-September. 
  • RMBA Logo Vote

    August 5th, 2017
    The RMBA color scheme will be changing and Maria and Alexei would like the RMBA students to decide which it will be! There will be three choices to choose from. Visit Becca during her office hours to cast your vote! The new color scheme will be announced and posted on Monday, August 21st.
  • All-School Meeting/Photo Shoot

    August 1st, 2017
    Registered RMBA Families: Please join us on Sunday, August 20th, from 1-2PM in the 2nd floor studio for an All-School Meeting with Maria and Alexei. Immediately following the meeting, join us up in the mountains for an All-School Photo Shoot with RMBA photographer, Sean Slavin (details to follow). 
  • RMBA opens for registration!

    July 26th, 2017
    We are happy to announce the opening of Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy (RMBA), Colorado's premiere Vaganova ballet training academy.