Press Release

Maine State Ballet opens first ballet school in Bath

BATH, Maine  – Maine State Ballet will open a ballet school in Bath this fall at the Universe Gym on High Street. The school will offer classes starting Sept. 10 for all ages ranging from 3 years old to teens and adults.

This is the first satellite school for Maine State Ballet. Its main school is located in Falmouth.

All classes will be conducted on Tuesdays and will be taught by experienced teacher and dancer, Juliette Lauzier. Lauzier has been teaching dance at Maine State Ballet for 10 years and has been a member of the Maine State Ballet Company since its inception in 1986.

“We are thrilled to open our school in Bath,” notes Linda MacArthur Miele, artistic director and co-founder of Maine State Ballet, in a press statement. “We’ve been wanting to branch out with a satellite school for years. The space at the Universe Gym is beautiful and we are excited to bring our professional level of dance instruction to students of all ages in the Bath area.”

Parents and dancers can register for classes at or by calling 781-7672.

Maine State Ballet is recognized as one of New England’s leading performing arts institutions. Its two major components are the School for the Performing Arts, offering instruction in several dance styles to more than 500 children and adults; and the Maine State Ballet Company, comprising more than 25 professional dancers who train and perform at many venues throughout the year.

Artistic director and co-founder Linda MacArthur Miele is a former dancer with the New York City Ballet and protégé of George Balanchine. Jonathan Miele, co-founder, is a former Broadway show dancer. For more information, go to


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