Our Mission

Ballet Florida’s Mission is to support dance creation, education, and preservation through the highest quality performances and educational programming; and to reach the widest possible audience to deepen the public appreciation of dance as an art form.

About Us

Ballet Florida is a 501(c)(3) non for profit organization in the heart of the Palm Beaches.  Divided into three parts, we make dance accessible to everyone. Dance education taught by world renowned teachers at The Academy of Ballet Florida, performances and artistic development incubated by dancers of The Professional Company, and momentous Community Outreach and scholarship programs allow us to reach our widest possible audience.

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The Company

The Company of Ballet Florida’s mission is to create new work while performing a selection of timeless classics. By housing collaborative projects between dancers, choreographers, visual artists, musicians, composers, designers and other art forms, we develop and showcase a versatile dance medium.  Programs include full-length evenings performed in traditional theaters, contrasted by intimate non-traditional environments. We hope to reach all generations and cultures through our dancing while opening the minds of those who have not yet had the opportunity to experience this spectacular art form. Stay tuned for more details and exciting news about The Company of Ballet Florida including special events and performances. Dancers who wish to audition please contact
or call 561-655-6882.

“Ballet involves discipline, self-control, respect and critical thinking...”

Classes Offered


The Master Class Series gives students the opportunity to be instructed by various international guest teachers and choreographers. These classes are open to academy students in the Pre-Professional Division and to the general public.


Adult classes are available for beginners through professional level dancers in ballet, modern and yoga. Classes combine all the benefits of dance training including poise, grace, movement, balance, control and muscular toning. Drop in rates and class packages are available. Please see calendar.


We open our doors to underpriviliged children of West Palm Beach and surrounding areas. Our goal is to give these children encouragement, opportunities and resources to study dance. We also collaborate with local organizations and schools to offer dance immersion workshops.

Class Schedule



Lauren Carey

Artistic Director
LAUREN CAREY is a native of West Palm Beach Florida where she trained at The Academy of Ballet Florida with additional instruction from Demetrius Klein, and Dennis Wayne. Her summers were spent studying with Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theater, The School of American Ballet, and The Paul Taylor Dance Company.  She went on to graduate from The Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in 2007, where she now continues to teach and choreograph as an Artist in Residence. Lauren is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in 2011. While attending The Juilliard School Miss Carey had the privilege of dancing works by Bronislava Ninjinska, Stijin Celis, Larry Keigwin, Ohad Naharin, Jose Limon, and Alexander Ekman. Miss Carey earned a Master of Arts degree, from New York University majoring in "Teaching Dance in the Professions” with a concentration in American Ballet Theatre Ballet Pedagogy and is a certified teacher by the American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum in all levels. Miss Carey is also the modern technique teacher on faculty at The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton. Lauren has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and is a staff member at Haute Yoga Palm Beach. It has been her dream to return home to South Florida and rebuild what Ballet Florida once was. Now as Artistic Director of Ballet Florida it is her full-time job to managing the professional company and school all while building a comfortable space which makes dance accessible to everyone. She is dedicated to enriching the community through her work at Ballet Florida. 

Lyndsey Carey

Director of Outreach
LYNDSEY CAREY was born and raised in West Palm Beach Florida where she grew up dancing at The Academy of Ballet Florida and Palm Beach Ballet Center. She attended BAK Middle School of the Arts as well as Dreyfoos School of the Arts majoring in dance. Lyndsey also trained at The Houston Ballet Academy, The Joffrey Ballet School New York and Miami City Ballet School. After attending The University of Arizona, Lyndsey continued to nurture her passion for sharing the gift of expression through movement arts with others, especially children. As Director of Outreach at Ballet Florida, Lyndsey’s multidisciplinary talent in various art forms including dance, music, and visual art allow her to provide the students in Ballet Florida’s programs with a well-rounded understanding of all art forms. Through her work, Lyndsey strives to enlighten and engage both current and future audiences through educational programs and events. In addition, as appointed historian of Ballet Florida, Lyndsey’s photography and film work is featured as part of many Ballet Florida’s collaborative works. Lyndsey continues to travel nationwide researching, learning, and exploring arts education. Ballet Florida is very fortune for the opportunity to share Lyndsey Carey’s experiences and teachings with all the students of The Academy of Ballet Florida and surrounding outreach programs.

Guy Palmer

Managing Director of Creative Projects
GUY BEAUMONT PALMER was born in London, England where he lived until the age of five before moving with his family to the United States. Mr. Palmer was introduced to dance by Dennis Wayne when he was six years old through his CULTURESHOP. Shortly after Mr. Palmer participated in the workshop, he joined Marie Hale’s Ballet Florida as part of the scholarship program. Mr. Palmer attended Bak Middle School of the Arts and upon graduation went to the Dreyfoos High School of the Arts. Mr. Palmer danced in the U.S. until he was 18 years old, then moved to Mannheim, Germany for University studies. Mr. Palmer received a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance, Teaching, and Choreography from Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim. After completing his studies at the University, Mr. Palmer returned to the United States and has been teaching and choreographing ever since. He is happy to be a part of Ballet Florida as The Managing Director of Creative Projects as well as the head the Men’s Division at The Academy of Ballet Florida.

Ocean Dull

Guest Faculty
OCEAN DULL was born in Connecticut and received her formal ballet training at the School of American Ballet. Ocean has performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University and Masters of Arts degree from New York University in Dance Education. Ocean is an ABT® Certified Teacher of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum in all levels. Her teaching experience includes Peridance, the Third Street Music Settlement, American Ballet Theatre’s outreach program in New York City and Ballet Florida. Ocean is currently on faculty at FineLine Theatre Arts in Connecticut where she instructs and choreographs for children to adult students. Ocean privately trains and coaches participants for the Official Connecticut Classic Ballet Competition and a variety of summer programs across the country.


Dennis Wayne Remembrance | January 8, 2018

January 24, 2018

Ballet Florida honored Dennis Wayne, the original “Bad Lad of Ballet”, during a celebration of Life, January 8th 2018 at


Norton Museum of Art | December 28, 2017

January 17, 2018

Ballet Florida performed original work created to reflect the Norton Museum of Art’s exhibit “Miss Lucy’s 3 Day Dollhouse Party”.


Dance for Joy! | December 2017

January 15, 2018

Ballet Florida’s “Dance for Joy!” outreach event hosted children of the local community for a day celebrating the gift of


Norton Museum of Art | July 20, 2017

January 12, 2018

During “Art After Dark” at the Norton Museum’s summer event, company members of Ballet Florida performed site-specific work inspired by


Studio 1608 Art Show

November 24, 2017

Presented by Studio 1608. Don’t miss this exciting event! Enjoy fabulous evening of Art, dance inspired cocktails served by Ballet


Living Room Series

November 16, 2017

Part 1 of The Living Room Series was a success. This donation based series provides an opportunity for audience members to


Registration is OPEN!

August 18, 2017

We hope you had a fantastic summer! Fall dance classes start up on September 5th, 2017, and registration is OPEN.


Upcoming Master Class | GAGA with Genna Moroni

July 4, 2017

Master Class Series Information GAGA with Genna Moroni Saturday August 5th 2017  @ Ballet Florida from 12-3pm 40$ per person Ages


All Classes on Summer Break

Thank you to all who attended any classes this summer! Open classes are now finished for the Summer.  Both Academy


Ballet Florida AUDITIONS

May 22, 2017

Audition Location: Ballet Florida 218 Westminster Road West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Date/Time: Saturday June 10th, 2017 at 11am Details:


Summer Intensive, JUNE 5-9TH

May 11, 2017

Summer means its dance intensive season, and we are so excited to be hosting The Dancers’ Space 2017 Summer Intensive!


Free Performance

April 20, 2017

Please join us on May 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Cohen Pavilion at The Kravis Center for The



April 11, 2017

Great premier performance of part two of “Ritual” first pas de deux choreographed by Lauren Carey and Guy Palmer. Presented


Ballet & Bubbly

March 27, 2017

Join us for the launch of our new website!!! Friday, March 31, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Ballet Florida 218 Westminster Road


Ballet Florida’s Northern Location

March 24, 2017

Indian River Gardens, an Artist’s Retreat opened summer of 2016. Ballet Florida’s Northern location in Fort Pierce, Florida features our


Spring Break

March 21, 2017

Spring Break is here! There are no academy or open division classes this week. Regular classes will resume Monday March


Audition Season

December 29, 2016

‘Tis the season! Audition season! Ballet Florida offers private coaching and choreography for middle school, high school, college & professional


Dance for Food Performance

November 29, 2016

Saturday November 5th 7:30pm Duncan Theater LakeWorth Florida Ballet Florida is proud to be performing in Dance For Food, an


Ballet Florida’s Summer Outreach

June 29, 2016

Our students are all smiles about their first ballet shoes! Ballet Florida’s various Outreach Programs provide children with the opportunity


The Company of Ballet Florida

February 29, 2016

 Dancer Ryan Redmond and Artistic Director Lauren Carey after performing two solo works last winter. “something old and something new”


Community Outreach January 2016

January 29, 2016

Ballet Florida Artistic Director and President Lauren Carey pictured on the left, with Lyndsey Carey, Outreach Director pictured on the


“Halos”, 2015

November 15, 2015

2015 preformance of Halos at A.W. Dreyfoos Shool of the Arts, choreographed by Ballet Florida Artistic Director and President, Lauren