“Draper was a transformative experience.”

Apr 15, 2021

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 atmosphere of excellence. It offered me a family of whole-hearted individuals with untethered passion for what they do–teachers and students alike. Attending Draper gave me the technical skills and professionalism I needed before college auditions, while the love and support of the community allowed me to come into my own as a dancer before leaving for college.

Claudia Germuga, Scholarship – NYU Tisch School Of The Arts

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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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