Welcome to the Stroia Ballet Studios and Company. A regional company located in the greater Midwest’s beautiful central Minnesota area enriching the cultural life of communities and offering educational theatre experiences for hundreds of school age students each year in the performing arts. Established in the early 1980’s, by founder and artistic director Carlos Cornel Stroia, is committed to exceptional ballet training in the Vaganova syllabus method concentrating on the development of dance technique, creativity and musicality while preserving the discipline, purity and beauty in the art of classical ballet for generations of dancers. The Stroia Ballet Studios and Company offer classes for beginning to pre-professional dancers increasing physical and mental agility as well as providing an outlet for self expression in a nurturing and positive environment at three convenient locations in Brainerd, Little Falls and St. Cloud. Several scheduled performances at local and regional areas provide unlimited audiences with the experience of true classical and contemporary ballet performances at its finest.
The Company’s innovative programming offers unique opportunities for students to participate in the Company’s annual production of The Nutcracker and other repertoire from the Company in a professional theatre setting. Students and family members look forward to our yearly spring revue which gives all students in the studios a chance to debut their talents to special choreographed pieces by the artistic director based on each student’s ability. Other Company repertoire includes classical and contemporary pieces such as: Sleeping Beauty Act III, Peter and The Wolf, Coppelia Sute, Romeo and Juliet, Mignon, Grande Pas de Quarte, Rodeo, Waltz by the Beautiful Danube, Shadows of a Thought, Divertimento, Silhouettes, Giselle, Dancing Around the World, Texas Dream and Be My Valentine.