Draper Center, official training school for Rochester City Ballet, has approximately 150 students and offers a wide variety of programs in dance education:
- CLASSICAL BALLET
- MODERN DANCE
The school prides itself on providing the highest level of classical ballet and dance training, while adhering to a curriculum that teaches formation of character and stresses standards of excellence applicable to all areas of life.
WE MAKE DANCERS, WE MAKE CAREERS
Many Draper graduates have joined notable professional companies including New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, National Ballet Of Canada, Alonzo King's Lines, Cedar Lake Dance, Hubbard Street, Cirque Du Soleil, Rochester City Ballet and many more.
Draper Center's facility features 5 state-of-the-art dance studios with 16ft ceilings, air-conditioning, high-end sound systems, marly floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, pianos, video, and built-in barres. Our facility also features spacious lounge areas for both students and parents with vending machines, refrigerator, microwave ovens, tables, chairs and couches, and locker rooms for the dancers complete with lockers, private bathrooms and shower facilities.