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Awesome and Caring Instructors

Awesome and Caring Instructors

Draper Center has been everything and then some for our daughter as she has refined her technique with the help of the awesome and caring instructors. They have guided her and challenged her on every level possible. They have continually encouraged her to keep pushing...

Draper “allowed me to fulfill my dreams as a dancer and artist.”

Draper “allowed me to fulfill my dreams as a dancer and artist.”

All of the training I received at Draper Center for Dance Education allowed me to fulfill my dreams as a professional dancer and artist. The staff helped to shape not only my technique but my own unique artistry that set me apart from the other dancers in my...

Grateful for the Stage Experience

Grateful for the Stage Experience

I had a great time at Draper Center for all of the seven years that I trained there. What I am most grateful for is the amount of stage experience I received while I was dancing at Draper Center. Not only did the teachers help improve my technique, but they forced you...

Discipline, Hard Work and Dedication

Discipline, Hard Work and Dedication

Draper taught me so many things, not only did Draper give me the ballet technique that I so desperately needed in my training, but it taught me discipline, hard work and dedication. Hayley Meier, River North Dance Chicago

The Rochester area is so blessed…

The Rochester area is so blessed…

Meeting Jamey Leverett, the artistic director at The Draper Center for dance, was truly a life altering experience for our son. Jamey’s passion for the art of dance, her attention to detail, and the ability to see the potential in a dancer is so apparent as you watch...

“Draper was a transformative experience.”

“Draper was a transformative experience.”

Draper was a transformative experience. My experience there enabled me to become a more adept contemporary dancer, cultivating my knowledge and skill in classical ballet. The technical training, level of expectation, and incredible talent of the dancers promotes an...

“What a unique experience it was.”

“What a unique experience it was.”

The training I received at the Draper Center has provided me with a strong technique, giving me freedom to focus on artistic development. It gave me the experience of working in the corps de ballet and exposed me to many different forms of dance such as, modern,...

A Proud Draper Parent

A Proud Draper Parent

I’m the proud parent of a senior in the Professional Trainee Program at Draper. My daughter has wanted to dance ballet since she was two. We did many other programs before we enrolled at the Draper Center. When my daughter was 12 she attended Draper’s Summer...

Friendly atmosphere and a “family-like” feel…

Friendly atmosphere and a “family-like” feel…

My 14 year old daughter has been studying ballet and other dance forms since she was 5 years old, including three years in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater school and summer intensives at Point Park, Ballet Chicago and the Joffrey. She intends on becoming professional in...

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We Make Dancers. We Make Careers.

Many Draper graduates have joined notable professional companies including New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, National Ballet Of Canada, Alonzo King's Lines, Cedar Lake Dance, Hubbard Street, Cirque Du Soleil, Rochester City Ballet and many more.

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