Dance Master Classes


All classes held in the Detroit Opera House Margo V. Cohen Dance Studio. FREE with ticket to corresponding dance performance. Class fee is $25 without corresponding ticket. Pre-registration required: For information: (313) 237-3251


Master Class with Kathryn Morgan
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Intermediate, ages 8-12
11:00AM – 2:00PM
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Intermediate/Advanced, ages 13+
2:30PM – 5:30PM
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BalletMet Columbus
Ballet maser class – Ages 11 to 15
Beginner/Intermediate level
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Dance
Modern master class – Ages 14 and older
Intermediate and advanced levels
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Ballet master class – Ages 14 and older
Intermediate and advanced levels
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

American Ballet Theatre
Ballet master class – Ages 14 and older
Intermediate and advanced levels
Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dance Talks

Michigan Opera Theatre offers free opera and dance talks prior to each performance. Noted experts provide background and important information on what you will see on stage, enhancing your performance experience!

Dance Talks, held one hour prior to each performance, provide an insightful and entertaining preview of the dance company and works performed on stage. Hosted by MOTVA Dance Council, the free talks usually include a member of the performing dance company or company representative. Dance Talks will help dance patrons gain a better understanding of the works being performed, choreography and the dance company.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to further enhance your experience at the Detroit Opera House!

Ballet Detroit

The Ballet Detroit Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers a select group of exceptional ballet students the opportunity to receive a world-class Vaganova method classical ballet education, in the beautiful setting of the Detroit Opera House. Acclaimed Artistic Director and Ballet Master, Sergey Rayevskiy, brings together the highest quality instructors from around the world to attain the training, exposure and performances required to weave this remarkable ballet opportunity into the fabric of Detroit’s rich artistic community. 

Modeled after the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ballet Detroit is dedicated to providing a professional environment and world-class training for aspiring ballet dancers.

Artistic Director Sergey Rayevskiy will be holding auditions for ballet students age 6-19 at the Detroit Opera House, on August 16, 2015. Select students will be admitted to the 2015-2016 Program on a competitive basis

Details and online audition registration can be found at
For information about Detroit Ballet auditions please email