America’s Ballet School was founded in 2002 when Paula Nunez, Owner and Artistic Director, saw the need in the Tampa community for a Classical Ballet School. Having established a successful ballet school in her native Venezuela, Ms. Paula (as she’s affectionately known) set out to create a new school here in Florida that would provide American students with the best training in Classical Ballet.
Since 2002, ABS has worked with students from the age of three to sixty-three to impart on them the fundamentals of ballet from day one. Each season is highlighted with two performance opportunities through participating in DanzAmericas Project, Inc.’s Nutcracker production and in the non-profit’s end-of-the-school year production of a full-length ballet.
America’s Ballet School has been the recipient of the coveted “Outstanding School” award three years in a row by the Youth American Grand Prix, the world’s largest student ballet competition. America’s Ballet School’s students are consistently recognized as highly trained and accomplished dancers who win competitions, awards and dance scholarships throughout the United States.
America’s Ballet School is where serious-minded dancers learn ballet. For nearly 20 years, Paula Nunez, founder and internationally acclaimed dancer, has produced professional dancers who now perform with such distinguished ballet companies as the Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet of San Francisco, School of American Ballet of New York City, and Julliard.