The School of Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome A&A Ballet, led by Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev, to our family. Anna and Alexei are internationally acclaimed artists and former Founding Artistic Directors of the Joffrey Academy and Joffrey Studio Company. A&A Ballet will provide guidance, directorship and instruction for The School of Performing Arts dance department. Alexei will share his vision of tradition and innovation as the Artistic Director of the department, and Anna will serve as the Director of the ballet department.

2017 International Summer Dance Intensive A&A Ballet’s international summer intensive seminar is a versatile dance training course for serious students with an emphasis on the development of each student’s potential. Classes are offered in Ballet, Pointe, Men’s, Partnering, Variations, Contemporary, Character, Body Conditioning, Repertoire and Choreography and will be taught by Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev and A & A Ballet faculty whose dedication to teaching the art of ballet is unmatched.

  • International Summer Intensive: 5 weeks: June 19, 2017-July 21, 2017
  • Back to School Directors’ Intensive: 2 weeks: August 7, 2017- August 18, 2017
  • Juniors’ Program: 2 weeks: June 19, 2017-June 30, 2017 Ages 9-11

** New Chicago audition date!  Saturday, February 25th ~ American Rhythm Center 3rd Floor 410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago
1:30pm Registration
2:00-4:00 Audition

For more information on auditions CLICK HERE

To register for an audition CLICK HERE

Location: A & A Ballet, American Rhythm Center 410 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

Sample Daily Schedule

9:30-11:15 – Ballet
11:30-12:30 – Pointe, Variations, or Partnering
12:30-1:15 – Lunch
1:15-2:15 – Classical, Neo-classical repertoire, Contemporary
2:30-3:30 – Classical, Neo-classical repertoire, Contemporary, Character
3:45-4:30 – Choreography, Character, Improvisation, Body Conditioning 4:30-6:30 – Individual training, private solos (additional charges)

Tuition: International Summer Intensive: 5 weeks: $2,300
Back to School Directors’ Intensive: 2 weeks: $950
Juniors’ Program: 2 weeks: $950

A limited number of scholarships will be available.

Housing A & A Ballet provides supervised housing for all summer students at, a secure, state-of-the-art downtown student residence close to Chicago’s best shopping, finest restaurants, cultural attractions, museums, theatres, parks, and lake-front beaches. Located under a mile from A & A Ballet, the dorm is monitored by a 24hour security staff plus experienced chaperones who live on-site with the students. Room and Board includes shared quad semi-suites, 17 meals per week plus weekly linen service and cleaning.  Students will have access to a lounge area on each floor, as well as a fitness center, game/recreational area, laundry facilities, on-site retail, food and banking services. Specific details will be posted soon

Housing Costs: TBD

Weekend/Evening Activities There will be a variety of activities scheduled for some evenings and each weekend to offer students the opportunity to explore all that Chicago has to offer in the summer.  For students staying in summer housing the activities are required and an activities fee will be added.

Chicago Summer Dance Concerts in Millennium Park Art Festivals/Street Fair
Navy Pier Lincoln Park & Zoo Chicago River Walk
A trip to Oak Street Beach Movies in the Park Boat and/or Bicycle Tour
Cubs or White Sox Game Fourth of July Celebrations Pizza Night

Activities Fee: TBD




Auditions for Cinderella! For Dancers 6 and up This new and exciting production will take a contemporary approach to a favorite childhood story.  There will be opportunity for all dancers and levels to take the stage.  Butterflies, gnomes, shoemakers, Cinderella and her Prince and so many more characters will bring this story to life on stage!

Congratulations to the cast of Cinderella!  Look for ticket information this spring! Performances: May 20th at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville IL, and May 27th at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago. Tuition: $350.00

Click here for a letter from the Artistic Director with his thoughts on this exciting production!




Winter Intensive Registration – CLICK HERE

_______________________________________________________________________________________The School of Performing Arts and A&A Ballet will offer ballet classes at our new location in Naperville, 1112 South Washington Street, as well as in Chicago at the American Rhythm Center, 410 South Michigan Avenue. For Chicago classes, parking is reduced at the Grant Park South Garage ($12 for seven hours). Parking ticket must be validated at front desk. Click here for parking info and directions. In Chicago, SPA and A&A Ballet will offer Pre-Ballet, Ballet I and II, Pre-Professional Programming, Youth Company, and a Conservatory Program. In Naperville, SPA and A&A Ballet will offer ballet classes for levels Basic-V and a Pre-Professional Program. There is a monthly payment plan option for students placed into the Youth Company, Conservatory and Pre-Professional III,  IV & V.  Please contact Liz Hilsabeck, Director of Administration, at ehilsabeck@schoolofperformingarts.com for more details. Fall 2016-2017 Naperville Dance Schedule, click here Fall 2016-2017 Chicago Schedule, click here Anna and Alexei are known for producing strong, dynamic, sophisticated dancers based primarily on purity and a clear structure of the Russian school but with a deep understanding of the current and most progressive approaches to dance and movement. A&A Ballet is devoted to training in strong, versatile dance technique while developing PERSONALITY, INDEPENDENCE, and ARTISTRY in young dancers.For more information on SPA’s collaboration with A&A Ballet, visit our FAQ page. To learn more about A&A Ballet, click here. A&A Ballet and The School of Performing Arts is committed to providing a complete experience for young dancers by collaborating with numerous talented choreographers, artists, and musicians to provide unique performance opportunities aimed at young audiences.



Cinderella – Coming in June of 2017


The Nutcracker – Coming in November/December of 2017 


Stay tuned for more details!




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