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Patterson School of Ballet: the school that offers professional training in a nurturing environment

Dance classes are designed for all experience levels and ages.

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We are delighted to Announce Our New Home!

This move is the successful end of a long process that began in February of 2022. Working with the Gannon Small Business Development Center (SBDC), we came up with a plan to secure a permanent home for the Patterson School of Ballet. Over the past few months we have been working closely with several local partners in order to make this vision a reality. We are grateful for the support of these partners as well as the support of our community members.

The Patterson School of Ballet has been a leader in classical ballet in Erie and throughout our region since its founding in 2014 by Artistic Director Michael Patterson. Our students have been accepted to many of the nation’s leading training curriculums, including the elite School of American Ballet (SAB). This move will allow us to continue to foster a love of learning and support the continued mission of the Patterson School of Ballet. 

Classes at the new location will begin on January 2, 2023! For more information about our proven training curriculum or to schedule a free placement class, please contact us at:

Learn More, Achieve More, Aspire to Be More . at the Patterson School of Ballet

Life Skills From the Studio


The ability to learn and grow with confidence is something that can be cultivated. It takes time and effort to develop this type of inner strength, but it is well worth it. When you have confidence, you are able to face challenges with poise and grace.

Critical Thinking Focus

Critical thinking is a crucial skill for success in any field. Whether you're analyzing data, solving problems, or formulating strategies, the ability to think critically can make all the difference.

Strength of Purpose, Body, and Character

The strength of purpose, body, and character is something that can be learned. It takes time and dedication to develop these qualities, but it is well worth the effort. By learning to develop these strengths, you will be able to achieve great things in life.


If you want to be successful, you need to learn self-discipline. This means setting goals and working towards them even when you don't feel like it. It also means staying focused and avoiding distractions.


Learning integrity is vital to success in any field, developing integrity takes time and practice, being honest with yourself is the first step to learning integrity.

Discover your inner ballerina with Patterson of School Ballet.

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Patterson School of Ballet

2727 West 21st Street Erie, PA 16506

(215) 806-1229