About Us

About Us

"To build a great business, you have to find great partners, because you can't do it all." - Robert Herjavec

"To build a great business, you have to find great partners, because you can't do it all." - Robert Herjavec

This quote resonates with me for many reasons, but mostly because no words could more accurately describe our story. While I (Val), am a perpetual “I can do it all-er”/overachiever, Petite Pas would have never grown into the beautiful ballet school it is today without the help of the team she built around her.   




This quote resonates with me for many reasons, but mostly because no words could more accurately describe our story. While I (Val), am a perpetual “I can do it all-er”/overachiever, Petite Pas would have never grown into the beautiful ballet school it is today without the team she built around her! 




This is our story:

This is our story:


Months before we opened our doors, I sat down for coffee with someone who responded to my ad seeking a ballet mistress to help me develop the curriculum, vision and mission of Petite Pas Ballet. Very quickly I knew that this dream will become a reality.  

This studio was born out of a desire to provide an age-appropriate early-childhood educational dance experience for the little ones in my community. I felt strongly that it was not necessary to create a rigid and overly strict environment to help students learn proper ballet technique and terminology. In fact, quite the opposite, I felt it was critical to establish a love for the art form through creative movement, storytelling and plenty of whimsy, so that when they do learn the proper ballet technique and terminology it soaks into their minds and hearts. Conformity and rigidness does not have a place at Petite Pas Ballet! I want to see our student’s unique individuality, I want to nurture and encourage it and watch it soar as they grow up in our program. There is a balance where you can accomplish both a mind/body connection to the art form as a whole without suppressing a child’s individuality and creative expression.  

We have accomplished this goal with a meticulously designed and written curriculum. We are close to one-decade of providing a most magical dance education program for our students. They are the core of our vision and goals - and we will continue to provide an exceptional ballet education while protecting the innocence, wonder and magic of their youth and imaginations. I alway say the love is in the details, and we pay attention to every detail when it comes to your little one.  

Months before we opened our doors, I sat down for coffee with someone who responded to my ad seeking a ballet mistress to help me develop the curriculum, vision and mission of Petite Pas Ballet. Very quickly I knew that this dream will become a reality.  

This studio was born out of a desire to provide an age-appropriate early-childhood educational dance experience for the little ones in my community. I felt strongly that it was not necessary to create a rigid and overly strict environment to help students learn proper ballet technique and terminology. In fact, quite the opposite, I felt it was critical to establish a love for the art form through creative movement, storytelling and plenty of whimsy, so that when they do learn the proper ballet technique and terminology it soaks into their minds and hearts. Conformity and rigidness does not have a place at Petite Pas Ballet! I want to see our student’s unique individuality, I want to nurture and encourage it and watch it soar as they grow up in our program. There is a balance where you can accomplish both a mind/body connection to the art form as a whole without suppressing a child’s individuality and creative expression.  

We have accomplished this goal with a meticulously designed and written curriculum. We are close to one-decade of providing a most magical dance education program for our students. They are the core of our vision and goals - and we will continue to provide an exceptional ballet education while protecting the innocence, wonder and magic of their youth and imaginations. I alway say the love is in the details, and we pay attention to every detail when it comes to your little one.  


Ms. Allyse

Ms. Kimberly

Ms. Shann

Ms. Shann

Our wonderful teachers at Petite Pas Ballet School will nurture and cultivate your child's natural born creativity, imagination and movement with each and every "pas".  

Our wonderful teachers at Petite Pas Ballet School will nurture and cultivate your child's natural born creativity, imagination and movement with each and every "pas".  

(sounds like "pah": meaning step or series of ballet steps in French).

(sounds like "pah": meaning step or series of ballet steps in French).

Meet Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

We're a friendly bunch! We want you to feel comfortable leaving your child in the care of our grown-up ballerinas (better known as our teachers).
To help you get to know them a bit better, we asked them two questions:

How long have you been dancing? + What do you love about working at Petite Pas?

1. I've been dancing for as long as I can remember.

2. Not only do I get to share my love of ballet with my students, but watching them discover how much they love it too, just fills my heart. I love to see them create and discover the beauty that they make with their movement. 

1. My mom signed me up for dance classes when I was 3 years old “just to see” and from that day on I have not stopped dancing! 

2. I love the environment and people at Petite Pas. I felt so welcomed and included immediately. It is a safe place to be yourself and express what you love doing!

Ms. Allyse

Ms. Kimberly

1. I have been dancing since I was 3!

2. I am looking forward to being part of the Petite Pas Family in a new way and continuing to dance especially since last year was my last year dancing as a tot mom.

We are seeking to add to our amazing faculty at Petite Pas Ballet School. We are currently interviewing for opportunities for the upcoming Academic Year.

Experienced magic makers (aka: ballet teachers)
Individuals who are willing and excited to work with young dancers
Available for the upcoming Academic Year (September 2020-June 2021)
Teachers who want to commit to Petite Pas for (as) long-term as possible

What are we looking for?

A space where your creativity and individuality is appreciated
Competitive Pay
Flexible Scheduling (we will try and build our schedule around yours)
Supportive administrative staff

What do we offer?

Please submit your resume to info@petitepasballet.com.

Come make magic with us at Petite Pas Ballet…where fairytales and ballet live happily ever after!

Are you a perfect match?

Join Our Team

We are seeking to add to our amazing faculty at Petite Pas Ballet School. We are currently interviewing for opportunities for the upcoming Academic Year.

What are we looking for?

- Experienced magic makers (aka: ballet teachers)
- Individuals who are willing and excited to work with young dancers
- Available for the upcoming Academic Year (September 2020-June 2021)
- Teachers who want to commit to Petite Pas for (as) long-term as possible




What do we offer?

- A space where your creativity and individuality is appreciated
- Competitive Pay
- Flexible Scheduling (we will try and build our schedule around yours)
- Supportive administrative staff




Are you the perfect match?

Please submit your resume to info@petitepasballet.com

Come make magic with us at Petite Pas Ballet…where fairytales and ballet live happily ever after!