East Tennessee Ballet Academy

East Tennessee Ballet Academy, under the direction of Cynthia Bernshausen offers quality instruction and performance opportunities in an encouraging and supportive environment. ETBA’s faculty are committed to providing students the opportunity to grow artistically while strengthening techniques and building confidence. Children involved in ballet programs gain strength, coordination, balance, agility, focus all while musicality and imagination are fostered. The Ballet Academy also offers Creative Movement and PreSchool Dance, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary Dance and Musical Theatre classes. Students of The East Tennessee Ballet Academy and the performing ensemble, The East Tennessee Youth Ballet, have performed in productions such as ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘PeterPan’, and ‘A Mid-Summer Nights Dream’, as well as ETBA’s annual “Spring Gala” performance showcasing everything ETBA has to offer!  New students are always welcome!



Cynthia Bernshausen – Ballet, Pointe, Variations

Brad Parquette – Ballet, Creative Movement, Modern/Contemporary

Madeleine Bullen – Musical Theatre

Tamlyn Bernshausen – Ballet

Erin Augustine – Pre-School Dance, Ballet

Grace Roberts – Tap, Jazz

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