Performances & Events
Spring 2024

Performances & Events - Draper Center Ballet School Rochester NY - Empire Dance Challenge Competition


April 26-28th, 2024
Rochester, NY

Starbound National Talent Competition is proud to be the LARGEST dance competition in America! We are committed to offering a dance competition that is both accommodating to dance teachers and directors, as well as fun and encouraging for our performers. Our experienced judges and staff ensure the outcome of an organized, professional event.

Ballet and Dance Alumni, Olivia Shipman - Draper Center Ballet School, Rochester NY


May 10-12, 2024
Niagara Falls, NY

I am incredibly excited to invite you to join Onstage NY, the ultimate talent search and competition. We’ve created a fun, supportive environment where all performers are given an opportunity to showcase their talents, while receiving valuable critiques from a qualified panel of judges.

Listen to what people are saying:

“We LOVE this company.  Your judges’ critiques are some of the best we’ve ever received, constructive and supportive. The competition is organized, ran ahead of schedule and the staff was so helpful. We can’t wait to return!” – Dance Teacher

“I want to congratulate you for having one of the best run competitions in the industry. Your staff was all warm, friendly and professional. Everyone did their job and did it well. The MC was amazing and he made the awards ceremony fun! This is the only competition that I get to hear the judges have a conversation about the routine they are critiquing. I LOVE THAT!” – Dance Teacher 

Come experience the joy that is Onstage NY

Draper Center Ballet School Rochester NY

Little Red: The Ballet

Friday, May 31st and June 1st, 2024

Times: 6:30pm Friday and 2:00pm Saturday

Location: JCC Hart Theater

Tickets: $20 ticket sales coming soon


Little Red Riding Hood is an enchanting story ballet for children, featuring colorful characters, lavish visuals, and musical delights. This is a production created and directed by professional artists, and performed by aspiring young artists of the highest caliber. Featuring contemporary costumes designed by local artist, Cordell Cordaro, Little Red and her friends will lead you on a journey to Grandmother’s house, filled with beauty, suspense, and humor.

Draper Center for Dance Education