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Donna Ross Ballet School
Frisco’s first and only classical ballet school, opened its doors in the fall of 2004. Donna Ross - former soloist with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, NY; the Dallas Ballet in Dallas, TX; and associate ballet mistress of the Rochester City Ballet in Rochester, NY - teaches all classes. Beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional level classes are offered for ages 5 to adult.
 
Modeled on the school of the Kirov (Mariinsky) Ballet, the Donna Ross School of Classical Ballet opened its doors in 2004 with the goal of establishing the premiere academy of classical ballet in the Dallas area. In the words of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theater, the mission of a great ballet academy should be "to educate the whole dancer". Donna Ross is uniquely qualified to educate "the whole dancer", having been a featured professional ballet dancer in one of the three major New York companies herself, (The Joffrey Ballet), and having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from an Ivy League university (Columbia University). As an accomplished performing artist, Ms. Ross was esteemed not only for her strong technique and beautiful line but also for her riveting stage presence. The commitment and conviction she brought to her performing career she now brings to her career as a dance educator, choreographer and artistic director.

For the serious student of dance, the Donna Ross School of Classical Ballet offers an opportunity unparalleled in the entire Southwest to receive the finest in classical ballet training. For the amateur dancer, the Donna Ross School of Classical Ballet offers a stimulating and professional environment in which to increase mental and physical strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, creativity and discipline. Each class begins with Pilates-based therapeutic back exercises to slowly warm the body up and to strengthen the lower back and abdominal areas; key elements in creating a strong and healthy dancer. The anatomical basis for positions and movements such as turn out and extension is explained carefully and the student’s progress is carefully monitored. In addition, students of the Donna Ross School of Classical Ballet develop life skills to apply to all areas of endeavor.