Technique & Artistry


Chattanooga Ballet's School offers exceptional ballet training to dancers of all ages. From as young as the age of three, the school aims to inspire its students in their passion for dance and to provide the foundations of ballet education. The cultural foundation of the school is “Every dancer is trained to their highest potential.” We see this as the best way to serve our students and means that every student adds value to the artistic excellence of the organization. Since 1973, the school has been enriching the city of Chattanooga through nurturing a love of ballet in a supportive environment that educates and sustains dancers’ passions, whether their goal is fitness or a career in dance.

Through a growing Boys’ program as well as classes offered in Contemporary, Tap, and Teen/Adult Ballet, the School endeavors to deliver excellent training and inclusive offerings. Whether new to the studio or advanced in training, the Chattanooga Ballet School will empower each dancer to grow and strengthen their minds and bodies.

Registration, Placement & Adult Classes

Chattanooga Ballet’s school combines high-quality technical and artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. Chattanooga Ballet places students aged three to six by age while students aged seven and up are auditioned and placed by knowledge, ability, and potential. All students receive bi-annual progress reports and are advanced only when the teaching team believes more advanced work will be beneficial to the student. Any student new to Chattanooga Ballet age 7 or older is required to take a placement class to receive their level recommendation for registration.

Teen/Adult Classes
Adult ballet classes are offered at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level every week. Dancers will focus on ballet technique while working to improve flexibility, coordination, and strength. Classes are offered as an individual drop-in rate of $20 for a single class, $180 for a 10 class pass, or $250 per semester (15 weeks) for one day/week OR $360 for two days/week. See class descriptions below.

Summer 2024 Schedule
Beginner Teen/Adult Ballet - Wednesdays 6:45-8:00pm
Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet - Mondays 7:00-8:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced Teen/Adult Ballet - Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm

Fall 2024 Schedule

Beginner Teen/Adult Ballet - Wednesdays 7:30-8:45pm // Friday 5:30-6:45pm
Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet - Mondays 7:15-8:45pm // Wednesdays 9:30-11am // Thursdays 7-8:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced Teen/Adult Ballet - Saturdays 9:30-11am // Tuesday 6-7:30pm

Create an account in the class portal to access tuition information and to register for classes.

Chattanooga Ballet School Performances
Spring Into Dance - April 26
For all Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Silverdale, Signal Mountain & Bright School

Studio to Stage - April 26 & 27
All Level 1 and above classes that take place at the North Market location

Class Descriptions

Creative Movement:
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Beginner Teen/Adult Ballet:
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Class Colors:
Female dress code:
Male dress code:
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Contemporary/Tap class dress code:

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This document includes information on arrival, parking, class policies, tuition payments etc.  

School guidebook (PDF)

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School Ensemble

Chattanooga Ballet School Ensemble is a student-based performance group that is comprised of the top levels of the Chattanooga Ballet School. This invitation only group offers the “dancer in training” additional performances throughout the year with both classical and contemporary repertoire. These pre-professional opportunities help to further the dancer's education in the discipline of ballet. Rehearsals and performances help aspiring dancers to advance their artistry and technical achievement towards professional level dance.
Performances Announced Soon!


The faculty at Chattanooga Ballet brings with them a variety of professional experiences through training, performing, and academics. Their real-life experiences in the ballet world inform how they apply the curriculum and develop the culture of the school. All current professional company members of CHA Ballet also teach within our school. Additional faculty member bios are found below.

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Caroline Blair began her pre-professional dance training at Community Ballet in Huntsville, Alabama at age 13. She furthered her training with American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet. Upon graduating from the University of Arizona with degrees in Linguistics and Russian & Slavic Studies, she returned to Huntsville Ballet as a dancer and faculty member. In 2015, Caroline joined Chattanooga Ballet, where she danced for six seasons. While with Chattanooga Ballet, she held the position of Pointe Coordinator and was an active member of the faculty.  Career highlights include Sugar Plum in Nutcracker, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tsarevna in The Firebird, the Lilac and Violente Fairies in productions of The Sleeping Beauty, and Dream Laurey in Oklahoma. Other credits include soloist roles in Romeo and Juliet, Paquita, Giselle, and The Magic Flute. Since retiring from full-time professional ballet in 2021, Caroline remains an active part of the dance community in Chattanooga - teaching, choreographing, and occasionally performing with organizations throughout the region.  

Elena Bozzone is from Aiken, South Carolina and has taught dance since she was 15. Elena danced professionally with Roanoke Ballet Theatre for three years and spent the past year dancing with Gwinnett Ballet Theatre. With them she performed repertoire including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Snow White, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Carmen, and Dracula. Though her primary training was in Ballet, she is versed in tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop.

Lydia Campbell began her training at Chattanooga Ballet. While at Chattanooga Ballet she performed many corps de ballet roles in Hippolyta’s Acolytes, A Midsummers Night Dream, Giselle, and Ruby Jewel variation in Sleeping Beauty. Over the years at Chattanooga Ballet, she performed in the Nutcracker as a Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers, and as demi soloists in Arabian and Chinese. In 2016, she performed the lead role as Clara. For the 2018-2019 season Lydia participated in Nashville Ballet’s Academy where she performed in Paul Vasterling’s Nutcracker and in the 20th Anniversary Gala with Nashville Ballet at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. In 2019, Lydia moved back home to Chattanooga and has been a part of the faculty inspiring young dancers through the art of dance. She graduated from Chattanooga State Community College with an Associates of Science in 2021. Lydia is also the head instructor at our newest satellite location at Silverdale Academy.

Dillon Davis is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and began his ballet training at Chattanooga Ballet and Center Stage Dance at age twelve. Dillon started his professional career as a trainee at Alabama Ballet under the direction of Wes Chapman. While with Alabama Ballet he danced in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, An American in Paris, Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty. He later attended the highly respected Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the tutelage of Marcia Dale Weary.

After completing his training at CPYB, Dillon performed professionally with Nashville Ballet and Dance Theater of Tennessee dancing various soloist roles such as Escamillo in Carmen, Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank, the jester in Cinderella, and Franz in Coppélia. While with Dance Theater of Tennessee, he had the opportunity to work with world renowned choreographers Ma Cong, Darrell Grand-Moultrie and Ron De Jesus of Hubbard Street. Dillon then moved back to Chattanooga and danced the rest of his career with Chattanooga Ballet for seven seasons and retiring from the company in 2021. Dillon is happy to continue to be a member of the Chattanooga Ballet community by teaching in the school.

Jane began dancing as a young child with her babysitter in Atlanta. Soon after, she began taking formal ballet classes throughout the metro area. After graduating high school, Jane moved to NYC to train as a scholarship student at The Ailey School, where she studied modern forms of dance including, but not limited to Horton, Graham, Taylor and Dunham. Performance credits include The Metropolitan Opera and The Lion King. Ms. King is ecstatic to resume her teaching journey here in Chattanooga.

Rebecca has taught dance, movement, and yoga for students aged three through adult for over twenty years. She grew up in Maryland and has danced with several ballet companies in the United States, including American Repertory Ballet (NJ) and Grand Rapids Ballet (MI). Most recently, she taught elementary school for eleven years in Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Elementary Education. When not in the studio and classroom, Rebecca enjoys spending time outside with her husband and their four-year-old daughter.

Ryan was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Chattanooga, TN. Ryan found his love of Hip Hop dance at the tender age of 9 years old and has been dancing ever since.
To better his Hip Hop skills, he took several dance classes anywhere he could and loved to watch live performances from his favorite artists. From 2013-2015 Ryan trained at WEAVE: A Conceptual Dance Company to help shape his Hip Hop style and learn other dance styles.
Ryan has taught Hip-Hop at various dance studios and schools around Chattanooga such as Ballet Tennessee, Chattanooga Ballet, Modern Play, Divine Dance Studio, Raw Art Dance and Entertainment Corp, Baylor School, Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga High Center of Creative Arts, D. Williams Dance Academy and Tennessee Association of Dance.  He is currently teaching Hip-Hop at Velocity Dance Center, Normal Park Museum Magnet School, Red Bank Middle School and High School.  
Ryan is also an Artistic Teacher, dance instructor and company member of The Pop-Up Project and appeared in their dance film “The Light We Share”. Ryan preforms at different events and collaborates with local artists on special projects around the Chattanooga area.

Megan Quiroz McSween is a native of Grand Rapids Michigan where she began her professional ballet career as an apprentice with the Grand Rapids Ballet at age 16. From there, she was hired as a Seasonal Artist with the Joffrey Ballet during her senior year of high school. After a year as a trainee at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, she returned to the Joffrey Ballet where she remained for eight seasons, performing featured roles in ballets such as Robert Joffrey's Postcards, Edwaard Liang's Age of Innocence, and Christopher Wheeldon's Carousel, A Dance. In 2009 Meg was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”. Since then, Meg has served on faculty for the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, the Grand Rapids Ballet School, Grand Valley State University, IPC Ballet and Ballet Memphis. In addition to teaching dance, Meg is a certified GYROTONIC instructor. Since moving to Chattanooga in 2019 Meg has loved exploring the beautiful terrain with Brian and their three kids, Connor, Micah and Madelyn. Meg enjoys her time in the studio with the CHA Ballet dancers and students, as well as the occasional opportunity to guest perform with the company.

A native of Mayfield, Kentucky, Emily received her early training with Joan Crawford School of Dance in tap, ballet and jazz. At age fourteen she became a teacher’s assistant for the family dance studio. She received a summer intensive scholarship in Los Angeles with Dupree Dance USA at age sixteen. After high school, she attended Columbia State Community College in Franklin, TN on a commercial entertainment scholarship. Her passion for teaching brought her back to Kentucky where she assumed ownership of her family's dance studio. As the principal instructor, owner, and operator for 10 years, she choreographed annual recitals, performance events and top award-winning competition routines. Many of her students have received scholarships through convention circuits such as L.A. Dance Force and Dupree Dance USA. She and her students received numerous awards from Showstopper National Competitions. Summers were spent training at The Edge Performing Arts Center in West Hollywood, California to hone her craft.

2002 Emily moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in dance, dancing professionally in the television series "American Dreams" and as a principal dancer and choreographer for "The Rick Alviti Elvis Tribute Band". While living in LA, she was on faculty at Dance Dimension Performing Arts Center. After her move to Chattanooga, she was the tap instructor for Ballet Tennessee under Anna VanCura from 2015-2020. Her choreography credits include the Newsies production in 2016, Singing in the Rain 2017, and Teen Beach Movie 2018, just to name a few.

She is the choreographer for Christian Family Theatre where her credits include Disney’s Camp Rock, High School Musical Jr. , School House Rock, and High School Musical 2 Jr. Currently, along with teaching at Chattanooga Ballet, she is an adult tap instructor for The Joy Ensemble. Emily’s teaching experience is vast and she is respected by dance parents for her ability to challenge and motivate her students to achieve their personal best.


Auditions August 24 & 25, 2024

Every year Chattanooga Ballet presents The Nutcracker featuring the professional company, the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra performing live, and students from Chattanooga Ballet's School. Students are invited to audition for Chattanooga's most beloved holiday tradition and enjoy a professional production experience at one of the city’s largest venues. 

Auditions for Nutcracker are held the last weekend of August. Students auditioning must be enrolled in ballet at any local dance studio. A $60 performance fee is required for all cast members. As this is a professional production, there is an expectation of prioritizing this commitment.

Summer Camps

Registration for Summer Camp will open through the class portal linked above on February 19th! If you are not currently a CB student, please create an account through the class portal to sign up.

Children's Camp (ages 5-8) $200
June 2025 Three one-week options!
Come explore the story ballet of these well-known children's fairytales. This camp for boys and girls is a fun packed week including daily ballet classes and activities centered around these wonderful ballets. Children will explore the plot, history, and music behind a classical ballet. On the last day of camp, the dancers will perform a short piece to music from the ballet as well as showcase their handmade posters and costumes. Families are invited to watch a performance on the last day of camp.

Young Dancer's Camp (ages 8 - 12) $250
June 2025 Two one-week options!
Come explore the story ballet of these well-known storybooks. This camp for boys and girls is a fun packed week including daily ballet classes, rehearsals and activities centered around this wonderful ballet. Creativity abounds as students learn about what it takes to put on their very own dance production. Young dancers will explore the plot, history, and music behind this classical ballet as well as make their own costumes and sets! On the last day of camp families are invited to watch a live performance showcasing their work from the week.

Summer Intensives

Train to your full potential this summer!
Registration for all Summer Intensives is available through the class portal linked above.

**If you are not a current CB student, please fill out the Google form below before registering. A staff member will contact you to assist with further information.

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Summer Intensive
Join renowned ballet instructors from all over the nation, along with proven professionals in Chattanooga, to take your dance skills to the next level. For three weeks in June, top talent will be available to you in Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Contemporary, Repertoire, Broadway and Hip Hop!For all students ages 13+ or rising Intermediate 3 students who have had a minimum of 2 years pointe experience. All sessions are 9AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday.

Three week session: June 3-21 - $795
Two week session 1: June 3-14 - $595
Two week session 2: June 10-21 - $595
2024 Young Dancer Summer Intensive
The Young Dancer Summer Intensive is a one or two week evening course (4-7:30PM Monday-Friday) geared toward the serious ballet student. Classes include: Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Classical Variations, Contemporary, Hip Hop and additional dance related seminars. Students participating in these two-weeks will have a showcase on June 9 & 16.
This intensive is recommended for ages 11+ OR rising CHA Ballet Intermediate 1+ students (or by instructor permission) who are looking to get a glimpse into pre-professional ballet training. A placement class will be held on Monday June 5th for student's placement in 1 of 2 groups.

Two week session: June 3-14 - $415
One week session 1: June 3-7 - $250
One week session 2: June 10-14 - $250

Please email for additional information.


CHA Ballet Main Location

817 N Market Street, Suite B
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Balanced Studios, Signal Mountain

802 Ridgeway Ave
Signal Mountain, TN 37377

Silverdale Academy, Ooltewah

7236 Bonny Oaks Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421

The Bright School, Hixson

1950 McDade Lane
Chattanooga, TN 37405