St Paul Ballet

A nonprofit organization

$12,979 raised by 86 donors

Help us Give the Joy of Ballet to Students in Need 

As St. Paul Ballet celebrates our 25th Anniversary as a dance school, we continue to break barriers and hold our studio doors wide open to a richly diverse community. The heart of St. Paul Ballet is in our classes designed and led by exceptional Teaching Artists. See more on one of our beloved teachers by clicking on the "Lirena's Story" tab on the top right of this page. 

Joy is alive in the classroom

Our dancers experience joy in so many ways -- a new skill learned, new friendships, the feeling of truly connecting movement to live music, and the awe of dancing in a beautiful performance hall. Besides our youngest dancers, we see the delight of an adult with Parkinson's moving more gracefully through dance; we see the faces of a mother and a toddler dancing together in harmony, and the pride of an advanced student mastering virtuosic choreography.  

Together, we can make these experiences accessible to all students. Need-based aid covers class fees and some expenses for those who cannot afford them. Pointe shoes cost $100 and often must be replaced within the year. Class fees include trained instructors, choreographers, live music, and studio space. Continuing dancers perfect their craft over many years, with increasing costs. As a non-profit dance school, contributions are essential to ensure the quality of teaching, artistry, programming, and yes, administration SPB has provided for 25 years.  


Donate now to close the Financial Need Gap

Did you know that St. Paul Ballet offers tuition/material assistance to any dancer or family who needs it?

This year, 1 out of 5 St. Paul Ballet students needed financial help to take classes, including essential dancewear and pointe shoes. Our financial aid through October totals just over $10,000- 2x what was needed in recent years.   

Donations allow us to support families who experience a setback or can't manage class payments on top of everything else. Sometimes it's a health crisis; other times, a parent loses a job. Whatever it is, we want to say "Yes! Yes, you can take classes this semester. Yes, you will be able to perform on a stage with your classmates.”   

Help us with a donation today- let us and the world know that you believe in our vision: Every Body Deserves Access to Beauty 

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, St. Paul Ballet asks that you consider raising your donation by 25% to help us exceed our $10,000 goal. 

" My parents are already working as hard as they can "  

-SPB student answering the question on the need for financial aid

The gap between what families can pay and the expenses of delivering classes is growing. Please give today to help us close the gap. Help us say "Yes!" to every student. 

$5 contributes directly to our Tuition Assistance Fund! 

$15 covers the class cost for one student in Parent & Me or Boomer Ballet! 

$25 supports the staff who keep our lights on! 

$50 pays for Teaching Artists and Studio Musicians for all classes! 

$100 provides one pair of Pointe shoes to a student in need! 

$250 supports production costs of our annual Nutcracker and Showcase performances! 

Thank you for your support at any level. 


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St Paul Ballet

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family


655 Fairview Ave. N.
St Paul, MN 55104



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