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The Elite Training Program is guided by the vision of School Director Marshall Ellis, and under the leadership of Marshall Ellis and Program Director Lauren Sherwood, and the renowned faculty of Marshall Ellis Dance School. Our program provides an intensive ballet training experience for students in pursuit of a professional career. Acceptance is by audition only. Students from ages 8-18 years of age will be placed in appropriate classes based on current performance level. The program aims to provide a unique personal, versatile, and positive training experience for students.


The goal of the Elite Training Program is to provide dancers with professional training and guidance in classical ballet technique and performance. The Elite Training Program curriculum includes classes in Ballet Technique, Pointe or Pre-Pointe, Classical Variations, Pas de Deux, Contemporary Ballet, Corps de Ballet, and weekly Strength and Conditioning classes. Throughout the year, additional classes in Choreography, Resume Writing, Nutrition for Dancers, Dance History and Terminology, Music, Acting, and Performance Makeup will be offered. This curriculum results in strong, versatile, and well- educated dancers who are prepared for a professional career as a dancer.

The Elite Training Program Runs September – May, Monday - Thursday.

Tuition $535/month(Tuition includes day/night classes, Both programs have access to attend Unlimited drop in night classes. Elite Ballet Classes only open to Elite Ballet Students (Audition Only). No drop in Elite Classes allowed. Dancers will option to train between 5 to 8 hours daily Monday – Thursday. Dancers will have the option to choose from additional drop in classes to improve technique.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are given to the families!

*Program times will be determined by level placement. Coming Soon. More information will be giving out at audition.



Marshall Ellis – School Director 

Lauren Sherwood – Program Director

Sara Havener – Ballet Teacher

Marsha Rodriguez - Ballet Teacher



Elite Ballet Company is a youth based pre professional ballet company hosted by Marshall Ellis Dance School. Placement in the company is by audition only. Elite Ballet Company will have special performance opportunities with professional companies like Dance Theatre of Orlando. The company performs classical ballet and neoclassical contemporary repertory. To schedule an audition please email classes@medanceschool.com.

Performance opportunities include:

  • Professional credits with Dance Theatre of Orlando
  • I Dance Orlando Festival
  • Elite & ME Showcase
  • Hall-o-ME SpecialEvent
  • MEGO Outreach Events
  • Youth American Grand Prix
  • World Ballet Competition
  • Universal Ballet Competition
  • Other various local events.