Welcome to Classical Ballet Academy, official school of Ballet Minnesota

Pre-Ballet  ( age 4-6 )

Beginning  Level 1-3  (age 7+)

Intermediate  Level 4-6  (11+)

Advanced  Level 7-8  (14+)

Boys Class

Summer Classes – 2023

CBA was founded in 1989 by Andrew & Cheryl Rist

2023 -2024

Fall Session: Sept 11 – Nov 26, 2023

Winter Sess: Nov 27 – March 3, 2024

Spring Sess: March 4 – May 18, 2024

Summer Sess: June 4 – August 16, 2024

Click on photo to see Nutcracker Pictures

CBA / BMN Calendar of Events
2023-24 Performance, Holidays, sessions

Why Classical Ballet Academy
About Classical Ballet Academy

A Few Testamonials
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Questions?  TEXT Andrew Rist, co-director, at 651-210-0864. Anytime.

Click on the picture to see the Photopage of CBA dancers performing in 2022

Original ballet with Original Musical Score
created for Classical Ballet Academy

Ballet Minnesota’s
33rd Minnesota Dance Festival – 2022

Advanced CBA dancers performing an original
ballet with Ballet Minnesota, 2022

Check Out These Videos of CBA Advanced Dancers and Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Julia Cornette  ( advanced )

Minnesota Dance Festival 34,  May 12-14, 2023

Zoe Charais ( advanced )


Contact CBA:
     The quickest way to contact CBA is to call
the school phone 651-290-0513 at any time.

Payment Options:

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Download Registration Form

     Or, Download and mail in Registration

Online payment: registered students

     For Students already registered for one session



Rehearsal Schedule

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CBA / BMN Calendar of Events

     2023-24 Performance, Holidays, sessions


     Students who have gone on to dance professionally

Performance Hair & Makeup Tutorial



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