A letter from the founders

Welcome to Principal Ballet, the best little pre-professional ballet school around. We're dedicated to giving you the very best ballet training, with a focus on leadership, experience, and community.

Principal Ballet has come a long way from its beginnings in Columbia, Maryland. Founded in 1972, by Julia C. Redick, its predecessor, Conservatory Ballet, was the result of a multigenerational approach to ballet education. Mrs. Redick began with her love of ballet and passion for giving every student an opportunity to dance and be taught. That desire to teach has impacted thousands of children to not only be great dancers but be great people with a deep love of the art form. After a 50-year tradition of teaching, Mrs. Redick has stepped away from full-time teaching and turned to her daughter Alexia so that Principal Ballet can continue this legacy of love and ballet.

We now serve ladies and gentlemen, young and mature, with classes six days a week, and we are thrilled to pass our passion to you, our students.

We hope you enjoy our school as much as we enjoy teaching you. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Alexia & Julia Redick


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