A Royal Academy of Dance Registered School
52 South Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury MA, USA 01545 
Ph. 508-925-4112

Ballet Academy

  52 South Quinsigamond Ave,
Shrewsbury , Massachusetts  01545 USA
 413-245-1327 / 917-261-8802  

2019/20 Registrations are now Open for students aged 5 to 18- Phone or email for an appointment with our Director. We have limited places available.

Pre-Professional Ballet  School 
Phone 508-925-4112

Welcome to Danceartists Ballet Academy!  

Awarded  Best Dance School Massachusetts 2018

We are a Royal Academy of Dance registered Dance School  teaching the  International benchmark University Accredited Dance Programs.

 Our Dance programs offer cutting edge training with enthusiasm driving our students progress being an integral part of our training philosophy. 

Ballet training led by our Joanna  Duncan RTS ARAD Solo Seal 

International Dance Council accredited member CID, UNESCO, Paris.

Registration for our 2019/20

Contact us directly [email protected] 

Buy your Tickets for Liana and the Paintbrush here !!!!

Our class sizes are small, designed to ensure that each student receives individual attention in their training.

  We accept a maximum 40 students per year. Students interview audition process appointments 508-925-4112 

Royal Academy of Dance Ballet for Children aged 5  to Pre-Professional specialist coaching in Ballet / Contemporary Ballet / Neo Classical/ Character / Limber Conditioning / Choreography Composition /  Vaganova Open Class/ Bio-mechanics of Dance/ Theory of Dance / Repertoire / Pas de Deux, Stage production including Music as applied to Dance, Pro Tools , Visual Projection, Costume construction, non competitive professional level Performance opportunities.  

Danceartists is a Host Studio for the Moscow Ballet Company Great Russian Nutcracker- Our next performance November 30th. Toyota Oakdale Theater Ct


"Joanna Duncan, and her ballet academy, are hidden gems. Rigorous, world-renowned training, in a healthy, positive, caring environment. For children and youth who love the artistry, expressiveness, and discipline of ballet, and thrive in a cooperative environment, there is no better learning and performing environment.

Maryann Davis, Ph.D.

Dept. of Psychiatry

University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Joanna Duncan is one of the best teachers I have ever come across in over 40 years of my taking class and teaching. Highly professional yet caring. As a movement educator myself, I cannot stress enough the import of the teacher understanding and being able to communicate to students proper bio-mechanics. Joanna combines this with the desire and ability to have students connect with their internal awareness and create movement patterns that are true to each individual and to the genre of study. The depth of Joanna's knowledge is unparalleled. She creates an atmosphere where students are supported, and are encouraged to explore. She offers them tools to grow as dancers, artists, and human beings. Whether you/your student aspire to be professional dancers or not, here is high- quality professional training for anyone who wants to focus and work hard. The skills you will learn will serve you in all aspects of your life."

Karen Michaels  LMT, CZB, CET 

Boston Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Field Of Study Dance

"Pristine training! It is the most incredible opportunity to learn from someone who has trained so many professional and famous dancers who have worked all over the world. Joanna Duncan is the real deal, providing an education to her students on an international level. The environment is so supportive and nurturing.  Not only does DanceArtists Ballet Academy provide world-class ballet training, but true artistry is fostered here.  At DanceArtists Ballet Academy, you won't find the pressure of competition like all the hobby schools. The focus is reaching your potential out of love for dance whether you want to go professional or not. Training at this studio is so rewarding with so many performance opportunities available to students. This is the only ballet studio I would ever recommend.  

My experience here as a student is one of the things in my life that I'm most grateful for."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nicole Marchand

Registered Nurse

"Wonderful instruction that motivates and instills discipline,  focus, passion and drive in a nurturing environment."                                                                                                 

Jessica Sadlier

University of California, Berkeley

M Arch, Architecture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BSAD Architecture   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dedicated 150% to teaching the art of dance.  If you are serious about your ballet career, willing to go the extra mile, then these are the teachers you need."       

Julie-Ann Petterson 

"Absolutely wonderful training. Cultivates nothing short of excellence."

Galya Ponomareva

"DanceArtists is not your conventional hobby dance school. You will not find a more passionate classical ballet teacher in Massachusetts. DanceArtists programs develop proper classical ballet technique, artistry and musicality. If you are looking for StarDance-type competitions, look elsewhere. The only person you are expected to compete here with is yourself. Push hard today, work harder and smarter tomorrow than you did yesterday. The instructions are passed to you through generations of principal dancers and talented teachers. Listen well, find that elusive body placement, don’t give in to shortcuts. Even if dance is not your chosen career path, you will be trained with all vigor the professional dancers receive, but you will need to be equally committed. We are and we LOVE it here!"

Anna Apgar 

Society of Actuaries   


"Ms  Joanna is an incredible, nurturing teacher. Her detailed knowledge of classical ballet is so very immense. Danceartists is such a positive, happy learning environment, and is my daughter's favorite place to be. We are so fortunate to have world class training right here in Shrewsbury.

Michelle Ellis

Registered Nurse