About Us

Emily Finer

Established in 2017 by Emily Finer, Keystone Ballet Academy is a premier classical ballet school in The Greater Hazleton, PA area. And growing. That utilizes current teaching standards and tried-true techniques of ballet training based on the Vaganova method to students age 3 through adult, beginner to advanced, recreational or pre-professional in a focused, positive, nurturing environment.

The curriculum syllabi designed by the Owner and Artistic Director of KBA, Miss Emily, allows students from their first introduction to the art, through a full course of ballet study to progress at a dancer’s own natural ability and pace while being encouraged and safely challenged further. Also, specific individual corrections and modifications are given according to a dancer’s needs, ensuring proper technique development. Keystone Ballet Academy’s excellent classical ballet technique training program provides a center point which to learn how… and build a strong foundation. Along with, the many other benefits of studying ballet that creates your own personal “Keystone” to pursue an outstanding career in dance, and experience the magic of dancing – the art of ballet.

Why Choose Us

Ballet is a beautiful performing art greatly appreciated by those who learn the technique. It is important for students to enjoy class and improve at a reasonable pace. It is for the students’ success and safety that they are placed in the proper class level. Students are placed according to age and ability. They are encouraged to challenge themselves in a nurturing environment that teaches them patience, persistence, and pride in their accomplishments. Each student’s progress is reviewed individually and is determined by their performance, age, and attendance. The school’s ballet training is taught from a progressive syllabus, which means that more complicated movements are not taught until the student can perform basic movements correctly and is developing the proper coordination and strength. It is our goal to give every student the best possible foundation in ballet training so they will to be able to achieve their future dance goals not only in ballet, but other dance genres as well.