About Us

Founded in 1993, Ballet Academy of Charleston has been THE place in Charleston for classical ballet training for almost 25 years. We pride ourselves in quality dance training for both children and adults.

Following founder Mara Meir’s retirement in 2007, Corina Fimian stepped up to serve as Studio Director and Owner.

The studio provides classes for children of all levels and abilities, including creative movement and pre-ballet for young children, and intermediate to advanced classes for school-aged children. The studio also has a thriving adult program and offers classes for adults of all levels (beginners to professional).  We offer a spring, fall, and short summer semester for all children’s levels in addition to a variety of summer camps and advanced level summer intensives. All adult classes run through­out the calendar year.Ballet Academy of Charleston also provides performance opportunities for dancers who choose to join our Junior Company program. This program grants students the space to grow artistically and develop their stagecraft. Past performances in­clude The Night Before Christmas, Alice in Wonder­land, The Wizard of Oz, and The Rainbow Fish.

Our mission is to teach the art of classical ballet in a safe, nurturing and pro­fes­sio­nal environ­ment. To accomplish this, our teachers have professional ballet training and ex­perience, and also a passion for passing along their love of dance to the next generation. To further enhance the comfort and safety of our dancers our studios are equipped with custom sprung Marley floor, large mirrors, fixed wood barres, advanced sound systems, and a lot of natural light.

Ballet Academy of Charleston is the sole classical-ballet-only school in Charleston, keeping the classical traditions alive and allowing dancers of all ages to build a life-long appreciation of the arts. Our school follows the Russian school of training, based on the Bolshoi Ballet’s curriculum.

For more information regarding our studio, classes, instructors, or Junior Company program, please contact us at (843) 769-6932 or at info@ballet-academy.org.

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