Ballet East (BE), formally Susan Lyle Studios has been a professional dance training institution for the past 45 years. Alumni students of the current faculty have continued their training and/or careers with

  • Alabama Ballet Company
  • Boston Ballet
  • Colombia City Ballet
  • Colorado Ballet
  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Harid Conservatory
  • Houston Ballet Academy
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Nederlands Dans Theater 2
  • SUNY Purchase
  • The Juilliard School
  • The School of American Ballet
  • Washington Ballet

Our goal is to offer the highest quality of dance training to prepare children for professional opportunities. Students that are selected for the Pre-Professional program are trained thoroughly in technical ballet classes on a daily basis. The accelerated ballet training is reinforced through structured Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Acrobatics and Tap classes that assist in the development of movement quality and dynamics.


Ballet East's mission is to provide the highest quality of dance education through an accelerated training program. Ballet East seeks to produce students with superior artistic qualifications to enhance future employment and to enrich the cultural growth of our community. 


Ballet East aims to be one of the best training facilities in America. Students are trained by the highest quality of dance educators. Professional productions seek to educate dancers and audiences alike.