Established in 1982, the Pacific Ballet Conservatory is a professional dance school devoted to providing dance instruction of the highest caliber in ballet, pointe, pas de deux, modern, jazz, tap, musical theater, pilates, and contemporary dance styles including hip hop. Our mission is to give to each student the tools and skills needed to accomplish their dance-related goals, in a nurturing environment. The Pacific Ballet Conservatory is proud of our students’ success over the years, with many students becoming professional dancers in major ballet companies such as the San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Nevada Ballet, as well as, other professional dance organizations such as Universal Studios and Disneyland. This is realized through a tremendously talented staff of professional dance instructors with national and international résumés and a realistic plan for each student in order to help them progress. The school serves students of all ages, children to adults, and provides schedules that work for all, including home-school and charter school students. Each student is evaluated on an individual basis, with great care and consideration at six month intervals.
The Pacific Ballet Conservatory presents a highly applauded Spring Performance Series each year in a near-by theater setting. These formal dance concerts are comprised of imaginative choreography, classical ballets, attractive costumes, numerous special effects and theatrical lighting and sets. The performances are thoroughly enjoyable, fun for the whole family, and enhance each students’ training and confidence level.
Pacific Ballet Conservatory has specialized programs to further enhance the dance training of its students. Week-long Summer Dance Camps are offered to younger dancers wishing a well-rounded dance experience, with an informal, in-studio performance on the final day for the whole family. Intensive Summer Studies are also available to more advanced students. Master teachers and current principal dancers are brought in to offer these students an intense dance experience, albeit still in their home dance school.
Maryann Bayless, PBC's owner and Artistic Director, has been teaching for 35 years and was a professional ballerina with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle.