A Mission of...

The Three E's


There is no magic pill to make a perfect dancer. However, experience can, by its very nature, exponentially advance any student. The opportunities that are available for our students are unparalleled.  

Leadership by Example

We believe every student has a right to be taught. We believe that, regardless of physical, mental, or emotional abilities, everyone can succeed, first, by learning, second, by practicing, and third, through leadership, whether it is in performance, teaching, or through community service. 


Dance is more than just the tutus and tendus. Striving for excellence through dance can address decorum, discipline, and perfecting a craft, which builds self-respect and confidence. We offer a place to learn and practice. We believe that giving a class is different than teaching a class. Our 12-month classes focus on themes carefully crafted with the student in mind.


Who We Are

Don’t Think. Just Dance.

Our Ballet Studio is truly one of a kind. From our unique atmosphere to our state-of-the-art dancing floors, everything was carefully thought out in order to give our dancers the best possible experience.

Come learn with the best at Principal Ballet. All of our dance instructors are personable and fully certified to teach dancing at all levels. Whether your focus is technique, flexibility or you’re just looking for a new way to work out, you can find it here. Explore our site for more information, and feel free to reach out with questions.


Our History

For generations, human civilizations have been dancing. Whether for cultural reasons or pure enjoyment, there’s a wonderful feeling that one gets from the art of movement. Just ask the dedicated dancers who come to practice every single day.


When you decide to join us at Principal Ballet, you too will be able to take advantage of our professional staff at our fully-equipped and recently renovated studio. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique, we guarantee you’ll find it here.


About Our Students

The Conservatory Ballet Foundation produces more professional ballerinas than any other pre-professional dance academy in the greater Washington area. Conservatory Ballet students have preformed with premiere dance companies around the world including the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, English National Ballet, Fort Worth Ballet, Miami City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Moiseyev Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet.


For more than 47 years, Conservatory Ballet students have appeared alongside professional ballet companies at regional venues including The Kennedy Center, Wolftrap and The New York City Ballet in productions including Union Jack and Firebird. Also, Conservatory Ballet's preparatory academy students develop real-world experience in competitions among the best dancers in the world at Lausanne, New York International and National Arts Recognition.

Students of Conservatory Ballet are distinguished by their elegance, experience and earnestness and consistently selected first in open auditions at summer programs of major global companies including Bolshoi Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, the Kirov Academy, Pennsylvania Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts and the Kirov's Vaganova institute in St. Petersburg Russia.