Established 1994

Our Mission

To preserve and make accessible, exceptional artistry through classical ballet training, performances and community engagement.

Our Vision

Sharing a passion for life through the international vocabulary of dance.

Core Values

We honor and foster an inclusive, diverse, and accepting community based on mutual respect, compassion, and understanding for one another.

Dance is about expression from the soul: teaching and preserving the transcendence of feeling from the dancer to the audience. Students find their individual artistic voice and are empowered with the confidence to express it.

We honor and understand the intense need to do or create something because it fills the soul.

We celebrate openness, vulnerability, truth, and the courage to be oneself, and encourage a sincere expression of self through the art of dance.

We are all interconnected and inspiring humans. Engaging on a personal level among peers, teachers, and professional artists from around the globe builds empathy and makes us better humans.

Our values and traditions persevere through students and supporters and complement their lives and successes on and off the stage.

Our Impact

Neglia Ballet Artists enriches the region’s culture and preserves the art of ballet by offering accessible performances, ballet classes, international summer intensive programs, and free workshops for underserved youth. Neglia teaches over 100 youth and adult students each year at our state-of-the-art spacious conservatory on the 6th floor of the iconic Tri-Main Center in Buffalo, NY.

Every September, students ages 8+ are invited to audition to dance alongside professional artists in The Nutcracker held annually since 2009 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition in Western New York and Southern Ontario and delight for all ages.