Charles River Ballet Academy


Performing Arts

About Us

Charles River Ballet Academy helps students develop clean classical technique and good artistic expression while making ballet a fun and positive experience for all. Our program provides the children and adults of Needham and surrounding towns with solid technique, an artistic outlet, and fun! We offer classes for age 2-18 as well as adult classes at our Needham Center studios. Ballet Together, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, and Pointe classes. Variations and modern classes are also offered for advanced students. Performing opportunities are introduced at an appropriate age to enhance the dancers' development. Performing opportunities include June Workshop Performances, New Years Needham performance, Touring Ensemble, and Young Choreographers Exhibition. Our youngest dancers experience performing through low key Parent Peek days at the studio.


  • Quality classical ballet for age 2-18 and adults
  • Needham Center studios
  • Technique-Artistry-Inspiration
  • High standards of professional instruction in a friendly community atmosphere
  • Emphasis on learning ballet with age appropriate performing opportunities


Rep/Contact Info

Emily Hrones Umland
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