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Valley Ballet Academy
Director: Kathleen Burnett

Valley Ballet Academy

Valley Ballet Academy is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

Valley Ballet Academy  director, Kathleen Burnett holds an MFA from Oklahoma University and is the co-founder and artistic director of Antelope Valley Ballet. Ms. Burnett is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor. Valley Ballet Academy founder Vicki Zarley, has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5, while instructors Tracie Phillips and KD Reilly Lewis have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3. 


Dance Magic & Valley Ballet students who were accepted to professional intensive summer programs this season.


Nyomi Bower-American Ballet Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


Makenna Betzer-American Ballet Theatre

Elizabeth Clark-Joffrey Ballet

Noslen Cruz-Muniz-SALT Contemporary Dance


Peyton Gue-Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


Kaidynn Hogains-Joffrey Ballet

Rebekah Manley-Sacramento Ballet

Judith Thorne-Joffrey Ballet

Seanna Turcios-Joffrey Ballet

Dance Magic & Valley Ballet

Former student, Victoria Patten

Antelope Valley Ballet

Antelope Valley Ballet, co-founded and directed by Valley Ballet Academy director, Kathleen Burnett, provides professional level performance opportunities for community dancers by audition. The Antelope Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker, Contemporary Dance and a spring ballet at Lancaster Performing Arts Center annually.

Meet the VBA Instructors

Vicki Zarley, Owner Dance Magic Studios
Vicki Zarley

Owner / Studio Director

Kathleen Burnett, Dance Director Dance Magic Studios
Kathleen Burnett

Valley Ballet Academy Director / Instructor

Tracie Phillips, Dance Magic Director
Tracie Phillips

DM Performing Co. Director / Instructor

KD Reilly Lewis, Manager of Operations
KD Reilly Lewis

Manager of Operations / Instructor

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