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Peabody Dance

Celebrating 100 years of excellence and innovation in American dance training

Melissa Stafford, Director
Barbara Weisberger, Artistic Advisor

Celebrating its 100th birthday in December 2014, Peabody Dance is one of the oldest continuously-operating dance training centers in the United States. Throughout its remarkable life span, Peabody has pioneered new dance forms, mounted numerous collaborative projects, partnered with prominent figures in 20th and 21st century American dance, and produced accomplished professional dancers, choreographers, directors, and teachers. Few, if any, American dance training centers can match that level of accomplishment.

Today, Peabody Dance is keeping in step with the progression of American dance into the 21st century and remains committed to offering high-quality dance training for students of all levels ages 3-adult; imaginative professional-level performances; inspiring master classes, teachers' seminars, and choreographic residencies with prominent guest teachers; to engaging in collaborative projects with musicians and visual artists; and to serving its community through free performances, dance events, and the ground-breaking Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys.

Become a part of the tradition - join us for a class, performance, or seminar!

  • Pre-Professional Program
  • Young Children's Program
  • Open Program
  • Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys
  • Summer Dance Programs
  • Master Classes
  • Performances and Events
  • Collaborative Projects


Limited spaces still available for the fall!
Contact Peabody Dance to schedule a placement session: or 410-234-4626

Peabody Dance Centennial Events
Celebrate with us this year!




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