The Ballet Academy

Dara Pierce from Clonard, Wexford is the principal of The Ballet Academy.  The school offers Ballet classes for three year olds to vocational level students.  Dara Pierce was a professional ballet dancer, who danced with companies such as English National Ballet London, European Ballet London, Scottish Ballet Glasgow and Ballet Ireland Dublin.  She is now a trained teacher with the ISTD London (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing)

The Ballet Academy aims to foster a love of dance in its students, as well as its many benefits, such as fitness, musicality, good posture, physical strength and stamina, flexibility, memory, confidence, co ordination, artistry, self discipline and social interaction.  Classes take place in a safe, supportive and fun environment with class numbers strictly limited.

Why not join us at The Ballet Academy

Enrolment for classes at The Ballet Academy is open throughout the year.  All classes take place at The Ballet Academy Studios, Unit 10, Westpoint Business Pk., Clonard on Monday to Thursday each week.  All levels are catered for.  Please contact Dara for more information on class times and fees. 087 987 1793 /

Join The Ballet Academy

Classical Ballet demands finely tuned skills of communication, focus and self discipline that transfer not only onto the world stage but into everyday life. Dara Pierce teaches her students the artistry and technique of this performance art with care and attention, bringing her professional dance experience with company's such as English National Ballet and Scottish Ballet back to the heart of Wexford.

Neil Westmoreland - Resident Director for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Company, UK

The Ballet Academy first performed in the Jerome Hynes Theatre of Wexford Opera House in June 2013. From our initial meeting with Dara Pierce, to the get-out of the final performance, Dara was a delight to work with and professional to the core in all aspects of the production. What I liked most about Dara though, was the fact that her number one priority at all times was her dance students. Watching Dara work with her students, you see on one hand a skillful and proficient teacher, while on the other, a warm and inspiring mentor.

Aisling White - Head of Operations, Wexford Opera House

Over the past ten years Dara has taught Ballet in both my dance schools. I have always found her to be professional, reliable and passionate about dance and teaching!

Sinead Hearns - Kilkenny Academy of Dance and Bray School of Dance