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Our Mission

To facilitate the growth of individuality and artistry in youth.

To be a source of high-quality dance productions in the community that impact our awareness of art’s ability to see life more clearly and beautifully.

We believe anyone, but especially children, who experience the art of dance are impacted positively and forever changed.

The Perla Ballet desires to reach as many members in our community and beyond with our year-round programs and performances through the art of dance, whether actively participating or viewing as an audience member.

Our History

The Perla Ballet is a non-profit youth ballet company from Northeast Florida and consists of young dancers from the surrounding communities.

The Perla Ballet is a proud member of the prestigious Southeastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA) – regional organization of Regional Dance America. The Southeastern Regional Ballet Association exists to promote excellence in instruction, choreography, performance and production.  They offer regional and national networking between directors, choreographers and dancers.  In addition, they provide educational and scholarship opportunities for dancers and choreographers.

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St. Augustine Dance Conservatory was formed.

The Perla Ballet was organized as a nonprofit.

We became a member company with RDA/SERBA.

The Perla Ballet performed in the Regional Dance America 2017 National Festival in Phoenix, AR.

Dancer Opportunities

The care, dedication and professional experience that the faculty offers to the The Perla Ballet creates growth that leads to many important and exciting opportunities for the young dancers.

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Students have been accepted into numerous training programs offered by prestigious companies form all over the world, such as:
Orlando Ballet
Joffrey Ballet
National Choreography Intensive
Ballet Magnificat!
Brigham Young University
French Academie/Ballet
Kirov Academy of Ballet
Nashville Ballet
Oregon Ballet Theatre
Alabama Dance Theatre
Brenau University
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp
Texas A&M Summer

College Programs

College Programs

Colleges from across the country have taken note of the dancers coming from The Perla Ballet, such as:
Brigham Young University
Alma College
Brenau University
Grand Canyon University
Cornish College of the Arts
Kent State University
Point Park University
Texas A&M University

Performance Opportunities

Performance Opportunities

The Perla Ballet performs multiple times each year and continues to grow in opportunity to perform. Seasonal performances include full-length ballets in the winter and spring. Additional opportunities include the annual regional and national festivals for Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. Contact Us if you are interested in having the youth company perform in your community! Repertoire has included:

Doña Antonia
The Nutcracker
Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Ugly Duckling
Snow White
A Christmas Carol

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