Ballet Fantastique


Academy Overview

Academy

The Academy of Ballet Fantastique offers a fresh approach to ballet lessons for children ages 4 and up in our bright, spacious dance studios in downtown Eugene. At The Academy of Ballet Fantastique, relationships are the focus, every dancer means something to us, and our training program in the centuries-proven Russian Vaganova Syllabus is not only driven by athleticism, but also compelled by artistry. Our goal is that every young dancer finds a place where he or she is guided through personal goals and challenges by college-educated professional dance instructors in a motivated, inspiring atmosphere that is deeply committed to excellence.

Ballet Fantastique was founded in 2000 by mother-daughter team Donna and Hannah Bontrager. Over the past decade, the nonprofit organization has grown to house both its thriving Academy with professional dance training, and the Ballet Fantastique contemporary Chamber Company , comprised of professional dancers from across the U.S.

Ballet Fantastique is an equal-opportunity institution committed to cultural diversity. We admit students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. Please learn more about what us below, and don't hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our instructors. Welcome—we're so glad you're here!

YOUNG DANCER PROGRAM

Children ages 4 & up

Ballet Fantastique’s one-of-a-kind classes for children ages 4-9 teach children to express ideas and concepts through the wonderful language of dance while building athleticism, flexibililty, coordination, musicality, creativity, and self-confidence!

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TRAINING DIVISION

Dancers ages 7-preprofessional

Classes in the Academy of Ballet Fantastique’s Professional Training Division (ages 9 and up; Ballet Brilliante ages 7 and up) meet from two to six times per week, attract dancers from across the US, and boast an incredible 1:7 coach-to-student ratio (waiting lists are available when classes are full). BFan students build a distinctive artistic expression and technical proficiency.

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SUMMER INTENSIVES & CAMPS

Dancers ages 4-professional

The Academy of Ballet Fantastique offers a highly unique Summer Vaganova Intensive with semi-private coaching (classes limited to seven dancers for youth ages 7-preprofessional), as well as our Professional Dancer Development Program (sliding scale; by audition only); and fun and creative Summer Fairytale Dance Camps (kids ages 4 & up)—all in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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ADULT DROP-IN PROGRAM

Teen/adult

Jump in! Ballet Fantastique's Adult Ballet Program with BFan company dancer and college-educated dance teacher Leanne Mizzoni features Ballet Fantastique's beautiful downtown dance studios, learning at your own pace, and a fun and motivated atmosphere.

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EXPLORE: More at Ballet Fantastique

THE DIFFERENCE

A fresh approach to dance lessons

The atmosphere at BFan is filled with opportunity and guidance as our students grow, build confidence, and achieve their highest athletic and artistic potential. Learn more about what makes us so unique.

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WATCH OUR VIDEO

What Makes a Dancer

Browse our video, and see more of the Academy and Ballet Fantastique contemporary Chamber Company in action in Ballet Fantastique's all-original repertoire (You Tube channel).

Photo: Gavin Sherlock

BALLERINA BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your unforgettable event with us

Ballet Fantastique offers children's birthday parties in Eugene. Choose from one of our themes, or we'll work with you to create your own.