The Apetrei Difference

swanlakeThe  Apetrei Difference….The Apetrei Dancenter offers dance education of the highest caliber in a professional, yet nurturing environment….a home for the serious ballet student with opportunities to dance alongside professional Guest Artists.   Qualified instructors conduct ballet classes in the Russian Vaganova method.

The Apetrei Dancenter is home to BALLET APETREI, St. Tammany’s Own Resident Ballet Company, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving talented dancers the opportunity to train in a professional environment, and to bring to our area fine performances by these young people as well as International Guest Artists.

BALLET APETREI stages the area’s only full-length production of The Nutcracker each holiday season, as well as a summer showcase performance featuring a ballet and excerpts from the Summer Intensive program.