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Our Mission

Create, perform, educate and inspire through the art of Dance, foster cultural collaborations, and increase access to the Arts. Eugene Ballet Youth is dedicated to providing an education in dance that will nurture a lifelong appreciation of the arts.

Administrative Staff 

Sara Lombardi, Academy Director 

Clara Sherer, Academy Accounts Manager 

Rory Sweeney, Office Coordinator

Hayley Tavonatti, Administrative Assistant

Jane Kovash, Event and Program Coordinator 

Contact administrative staff through the office at
541-686-9342 or [email protected] 

Eugene Ballet Academy is dedicated to providing an education in dance that will nurture a lifelong appreciation of the arts.

We strive to inspire students—from age three to adult—to express themselves through movement and to share their inspired training through performance. Our devoted faculty provide students with a sound and full curriculum in dance, while they develop physical fitness, self-confidence, musicality, social skills, respect for others, and the discipline to meet the challenges of daily life.

Recognized as a premiere youth arts program, Eugene Ballet Academy has provided our community with a legacy of 56 years of exceptional dance training. Whether preparing aspiring dancers for professional careers or exposing young children to the magic of dance, Eugene Ballet Academy educates, inspires and motivates.

Offering extraordinary performing opportunities between professional dancers and young dancers, Eugene Ballet casts students from the Academy in many of its professional productions plus all Academy students participate in an annual year-end production at the Hult Center.

With an emphasis on strong dance technique and an environment nurturing the arts, young and adult dancers are educated in a thorough study of classical ballet and dance repertoire from Creative Movement to Pre-Professional levels. The curriculum is designed to enhance versatility and develop the total dancer. Training is offered in an array of dance styles including classical ballet technique, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary Tap, Hip Hop, Acro and conditioning classes. Ballet training incorporates a methodical syllabus with both English (Royal Academy of Dance) and Russian (Vaganova) influence. Jazz training emphasizes technique and utilizes a comprehensive syllabus created by James Robey.

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