The Performance Awards Program

Studio Sharise Creative & Performing Arts Center is affiliated with the
prestigious American Academy of Ballet of NY City
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The Performance Awards Program

Achieving Excellence through Performance


Every student deserves and enjoys recognition for their hard work and so all of our ballet students are encouraged to embrace the opportunity to be part of the Performance Awards Program. A program where students are evaluated and publicly recognized with awards and certificates of achievements for their accomplishments.

Performance Awards are NOT a competition, but an adjudicated performance opportunity celebrating EACH and every ballet student and creating a positive experience for every child. Every participating student  learns and performs choreographed exercises and either a solo dance or variation in front of an audience of family and friends. An adjudicator will evaluate each child- on their own personal best- the choreography performed. After, every child is awarded and celebrated for their achievements.


 All ballet students (ages 5+) with a minimum of two years of experience (or upon approval) are encouraged to participate. The program develops over 12 levels -beginning with the pre-ballet student through the pre-professional.  Every year a student participates, they receive a stronger sense of their own strength and advancement in their ballet technique and artistic performance. Students make exceptional progress in their training and are given the challenge to excel and achieve their personal best. Each year a student participates in the Performance Awards Program allows them to build a stunning portfolio of achievement.

Being acknowledged for their hard work is so important to a student's progress and helps maintain their enthusiasm for their training. By participating in the Performance Awards Program, students gain a sense of pride and a determination. Being publicly recognized and awarded with medals and certificates does wonders for their confidence and self-esteem. What can be more exciting for a young dancer than to dance publicly and then be celebrated for their achievements before family and friends?

The Performance Award Program:

Is a celebration NOT a competition

Is not just for the "STAR" student, but All students may participate

Is stress free and enjoyable experience for parents and students