About Us

Philosophy
  • Baggs Studio of Ballet is dedicated to the art of classical ballet.  

  • Self-discipline and personal achievement are stressed as students develop the technical skills of ballet.

  • Students learn to love the art of dance and develop the ability to express themselves in a non-verbal art form.

  • Students learn to appreciate the skill of the technique and the effort needed for self-improvement.

  • Students are encouraged to set personal goals to gain strength and durability.

  • Developing a strong work effort in ballet class helps you in all aspects of life

 
 
History
  • Baggs Studio of Ballet was founded by Thelma Johnston Baggs

  • Debra Peters Rankin has been owner and artistic director since 1978.

  • The studio location has remained in the historic Riverside-Avondale neighborhood since its inception.

  • Studio director, faculty and students remain active in the community through outreach, teaching and performaning. 

  • Countless number of students have experienced physical and mental growth through their studies at the studio

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