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

2024 -2025 School Year

Fall: Sept 9 – Nov 24, 2024

Winter: Nov 25 – March 2, 2025

Spring: March 3 – May 17, 2025

Summer: June 2 – Aug 15, 2025


Click on photo to see Nutcracker Pictures

CBA / BMN Calendar of Events
2024-25 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

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A few photos from the level 1-2 camp held June 24-28 ... See MoreSee Less

A few photos from the level 1-2 camp held June 24-28Image attachment

A parent sent this picture taken of a level 3-4 class from outside the studio. Her comment was "They look like summer flowers." I agree. ... See MoreSee Less

A parent sent this picture taken of a level 3-4 class from outside the studio.  Her comment was They look like summer flowers.  I agree.

I thought you might like the program of the World Ballet Festival which Ballet Minnesota performed on. Have a great day. ... See MoreSee Less

I thought you might like the program of the World Ballet Festival which Ballet Minnesota performed on. Have a great day.

The World Ballet Festival's first stop on their American tour was a great success Saturday, June 7 at Pantages Theater, Mpls as was the presentation of Bolero by Ballet Minnesota. ( The applause was immediate, loud, spontaneous and appreciative ). The festival included dancers from Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and the World Ballet Festival company. BMN would like to thank Adrian Mitchel, the World Ballet Festival artistic coordinator for inviting us to dance on the festival. This was the inaugural performance of the World Ballet Festival. Judging from the attendance and applause it should continue for many years. The photo was taken by Emily Charais at the Bolero premiere on May 10, 2024. ... See MoreSee Less

The World Ballet Festivals first stop on their American tour was a great success Saturday, June 7 at Pantages Theater, Mpls as was the presentation of Bolero by Ballet Minnesota. ( The applause was immediate, loud, spontaneous and appreciative ). The festival included dancers from Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and the World Ballet Festival company. BMN would like to thank Adrian Mitchel, the World Ballet Festival artistic coordinator for inviting us to dance on the festival.  This was the inaugural performance of the World Ballet Festival.  Judging from the attendance and applause it should continue for many years. The photo was taken by Emily Charais at the Bolero premiere on May 10, 2024.

A few photos of warm-up before rehearsal for Bolero ( on Tuesday night ). Bolero will be performed on the World Ballet Festival Saturday, June 8 at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis. Make sure to purchase tickets for this gala night. ... See MoreSee Less

A few photos of warm-up before rehearsal for Bolero ( on Tuesday night ). Bolero will be performed on the World Ballet Festival Saturday, June 8 at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis. Make sure to purchase tickets for this gala night.Image attachment

Ballet Minnesota has been invited to perform on the World Ballet Festival coming to the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis June 8.
Bolero, choreographed by Andrew Rist with costumes by Cheryl Rist, which premiered May 10, 2024 will be performed.
Also featured on the Festival are Guests from American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and World Ballet Company. Please come and support Ballet Minnesota.
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Ballet Minnesota has been invited to perform on the World Ballet Festival coming to the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis June 8. 
Bolero, choreographed by Andrew Rist with costumes by Cheryl Rist, which premiered May 10, 2024 will be performed. 
Also featured on the Festival are Guests from American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet and World Ballet Company.  Please come and support Ballet Minnesota.
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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 )

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

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CBA / BMN Calendar of Events

     2024-25 Performance, Holidays, sessions

Testimonials

     Students who have gone on to dance professionally

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Classic ‘La Bayadere’ restaged by Cheryl Rist
‘Rite Of Spring’ choreographed by Andrew Rist

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