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Emily Hrones Umland, Director

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News and Dates

Workshop Performance of Charles River Ballet Academy 
June 11, 2021 ~ 5 pm and 7pm
June 12, 2021 ~ 1 pm, 3 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
June 13, 2021 ~ 2 pm and 4 pm

Come be inspired by talented young people from our community in this beautiful performance!!  Lovely music and costumes along with exquisite dancing and choreography will make the show a hit with everyone old and young. Children are welcome but must be at least three years old.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. Contact us at for more information.

Our annual Young Choreographers Exhibition will be presented virtually in November 2020 !
Stay tuned for more details.

Come see Charles River Ballet Academy perform in New Years Needham ! 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at at Powers Hall in Needham Town Hall

Come see CRBA students perform on the newly renovated Needham Town Hall stage. At 45 minutes long, with beautiful costumes, music, and dancing, the show is perfect for all ages. Power Hall was recently restored to its original historic glory. It has an elevated stage, complete with full stage lighting and great sightlines. Come be inspired by the dedication, artistry, and talents of the students from our school. Younger students will love getting a peek at what they will soon be able to do. A button gets you into all activities at New Years Needham. Buttons can be purchased ahead of time or at the door.


Classes are held at Studio A (23 Dedham Avenue Needham in the First Parish Church) and Studio B (858 Great Plain Avenue Needham in the First Baptist Church.) The two studios are about a block apart conveniently nestled in Needham Center. At Studio A, please park in the public lot on Lincoln St. in a spot marked "2 hour parking" or in a metered spot on Dedham Ave. Enter through the Lincoln St. entrance and go up the stairs to the left. At Studio B, please park on Great Plain Ave., on the church side of Warren St., or in the Dedham Ave. municipal lot. Enter through door to the right and set back from the main entrance facing Great Plain Ave. and go up three short flights of stairs.

Charles River Ballet Academy students once again performed in New Years Needham! This annual event sponsored by NeedArts and the Needham Cultural Council brought music and dance performances as well as visual arts to the community on December 31.
See New Years Needham Photos. Visit for more information.

Click here to view Charles River Ballet Academy students dancing "Stars and Stripes Forever" at our June 9, 2012 performance.

Charles River Ballet Academy congratulates Aly Raisman on her Olympic performance! We were honored that Aly contacted us for training in dance to help add grace to her Gold Medal Floor Exercise. Thank you, Aly, for inspiring children everywhere with your talent, determination, hard work, and great sportsmanship!