“Full of excellent athletes and artists in-the-making.”

Apr 15, 2021

My husband and I are thrilled with the dance education the Draper Center provides our daughter and son. The attention to technique and detail is exceptional. There aren’t one or two fantastic dancers in each class. The classes are full of excellent athletes and artists in-the-making. We especially appreciate the effort to build the boys program. Our son loves the group of boys in the boys-only class that supplements his normal level classes. It is amazing to watch these teachers motivate the kids with a blend of discipline and encouragement. I can already tell the dedication to hard work taught at Draper will help them succeed in all their life goals. But beyond dance education, the kids are also experiencing a professional level of Dance Theater that exposes them to the wide variety of opportunities to contribute beyond just performing. From costuming to choreography, from lighting to stage management, the professionalism of the Draper Center team is truly exceptional.

Janine Yagielski & Michael Gauss, Parents of Draper students

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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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