Ballet Austin Education

Ballet Austin Education

Ballet Austin acknowledges the arts and arts education as essential elements in the educational process necessary for the intellectual and social development of all humans. Ballet Austin is committed to offering educators resources and opportunities to provide young people with arts experiences, specifically dance.

Research demonstrates that students benefit socially and academically from sustained involvement in the arts. Students in arts-rich environments have higher concepts of their academic ability, are achieving at higher rates on standardized test scores and are more engaged in schools.

For more information regarding our listed programs or to set up professional development workshops, contact Community Education Director, Pei-San Brown at 512.476.9151 ext. 178


  501 W. 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701


Build a Ballet Carnival of the Animals

Program description

Since 2000, Build-a-Ballet / The Carnival of the Animals has introduced thousands of elementary-aged students to the process of creating a work of art.

Dancers from Ballet Austin’s exclusive Butler Fellowship Program perform nine excerpts from The Carnival of the Animals with choreography by Ballet Austin’s Artistic Director Stephen Mills and original music by Camille Saint Saëns.

Students participate in choreographing a short dance phrase that is eventually incorporated into the ballet. We also discuss basic elements of dance choreography, including shape, action, space, time, and partnering. This 50-minute program is presented at Ballet Austin or in schools.

Booking / scheduling contact

Kylie Phillips

   512-476-915 Ext. 141

Program detail
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Population served:
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

April 12, 2018

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Length of program: 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Performances at Ballet Austin take place in the AustinVentures StudioTheater. Technical requirements will be discussed individually if scheduling on your school’s campus.


Ballet Austin  |  501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

Fees / Ticketing:

$7 per person, $6 per person for Title I Schools. Cost for On-Campus performances to be determined based on performance location and the number of shows requested.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Advance cancellation is required and date will be indicated on booking invoice.