The Perfect Balance of Challenge and Support

Apr 15, 2021

We first learned about the Draper Center through our daughter’s participation in Rochester City Ballet’s annual Nutcracker production.   Following a great Nutcracker experience, she participated in Draper Center’s two week summer intensive program where she adored her instructor and learned a great deal in that short period of time.    At that point our daughter made the decision to enroll as a student at Draper.   She has loved all of her instructors and never looked back.  

As parents, we love that Draper has found the perfect balance of providing top notch dance instruction and challenging students to perform to the best of their abilities while also maintaining a caring, supportive and non-competitive environment.   Draper also emphasizes dancer etiquette and professionalism.  The studio has been a fantastic fit and our daughter is thriving. 

Patrick Quigley and Gina Sickinger, Parents of a Draper Student

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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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