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Ballet San Antonio Academy, formerly Mayra Worthen Ballet School, was established in 1984. The name change to Ballet San Antonio Academy came with the building of a new state of the art dance studio. The Academy, under the direction of Joseph and Laura Villalobos along with Melissa Mulligan, offers a professional training program in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern and Tap for those students wanting to pursue a career in dance, as well as a recreational program for those who want to dance for fun or exercise. Ballet San Antonio Academy is also home to Ballet Latino de San Antonio and a Pre-Professional dance company, San Antonio Youth Ballet.

The faculty of Ballet San Antonio Academy is made up of professionals who encourage artistic growth in their students.  These teachers have proven their ability to train professional dancers, and their goal is to continue the reputation for excellence for which the school has been noted since its inception.

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We have moved! Our new location is at 1202 E. Sonterra Blvd., Suite 601. We look forward to seeing you in class!

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Ballet San Antonio Academy is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 season for San Antonio Youth Ballet!

“Handel’s Messiah, the Ballet” Choreography by Joseph Villalobos
December 18 & 19, 2015
Watson Fine Arts Center – St. Phillips College

“Alice In Wonderland” Choreography by Melissa Mulligan
June 17 & 18, 2016
Open Auditions for ages 3 and up: Saturday, January 9 at 12:30pm

All BSAA students are encouraged to participate in these two productions.  Rehearsals will be outside of class time and on most Saturdays.  These auditions are open to other dancers in the community.

Ballet San Antonio Academy (BSAA) is excited to announce that it now offers free registration fee (a value of $40) to all active military families. The BSAA family knows how difficult it can be to find a dance studio when the families have to relocate and wants to make that transition easier.  BSAA is very proud of our armed forces and their families and want to thank them for their service.  This promotion applies to new enrolling students and is a one time discount.


Teen and Adult Ballet – Monday and Wednesday 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Adult Intermediate Ballet – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am – 11:00am

Beginner Tap – Thursdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Zumba – Monday and Wednesday 10:00am – 11:00am

Ballet/Tap Combo (3-5 yr olds) – Monday and Wednesday 10:00am – 11:00am

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Looking for teaching opportunities?  Please submit resume and inquiries to toni@balletsanantonioacademy.com.