Our mission is to instill an appreciation and love for the art of dance through professional training and education. This esteem-building approach encourages students to excel at their individual pace while reaching their full potential, whether recreational or professional.

Courtney Laves-Mearini, Director


The City Ballet of Cleveland along with the Cleveland City Dance studio offers wonderful performing opportunities for your family to enjoy. Dance students may audition twice a year for the annual “Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker” and the Ballet Company’s Spring concert which includes a colorful kid-friendly story ballet, and free outreach performances offered to area primary schools.

The Upper Division show in May includes student levels beginning through advanced in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, lyrical and excerpts from the Company’s Annual Spring concert.

  • Cleveland City Dance
  • 13108 Shaker Square
  • Cleveland, Ohio 44120
  • Phone: 216.295.2222

Cleveland City Dance offers professional dance classes with patient and experienced teachers in many dance styles. Our wonderful staff provides knowledge and a caring and nurturing atmosphere in each class so every student progresses at their individual pace to reach their greatest potential. Students are thoughtfully placed according to their individual ability. We strive to provide a safe, supportive and structured environment for all our students.

We offer classes for children and adults, six days a week throughout the year including summer camps. Our studios feature state of the art sprung dance floors with Marley (vinyl) surfaces, viewing windows for parents to easily observe class, open house performances and other performing opportunities throughout the year including with the non-profit 501(c)3 City Ballet of Cleveland.

Our teachers have years of experience as professional dancers, teachers and choreographers in the community and nationally. They are always happy to work with students on an individual basis to help bring out their very best, both in their regular or private classes.

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