Understanding the importance of the support of the parents as well as the dancers, both of these performance experiences are also structured to provide parents optional and voluntary opportunities to learn about what it takes to create a classical ballet. Peggy firmly believes that together, the dancers and the families are capable of accomplishing great things.
Peggy's philosophy is simply that ballet is an art form for everyone to access and appreciate. Ballet Petit's foundation and culture are based on this belief. Ballet Petit has survived pressures to turn ballet into sport and competition. Ballet Petit has produced over 4 decades of The Nutcracker. As the longest running Nutcracker performance in the East Bay, dancers and audiences have had the opportunity to enjoy this heartwarming holiday ballet written for children — and at Ballet Petit - performed by children. Ballet Petit also has a Spring Concert production each year for an additional stage opportunity for the dancers.
"It's an environment where everybody supports each other and you can really get involved in the studio. I was able to do things like help out with choreography and make costumes, which taught me a lot of leadership skills that I didn't expect to gain at a dance studio."
-- Junior Company Member
"My experiences at Ballet Petit are very special that you can't find at other places."
"Ballet Petit is amazing. Miss Peggy not only teaches our kids discipline and dedication, but also makes a point of including the family in the journey. Ballet Petit is not only dance school, it's a family of dancers and parents."
-- Ballet Petit Dad
"Ballet Petit is not only a dance school, it's a family of dancers and parents."
"As soon as I met Miss Peggy, I knew we wanted to be here. Miss Peggy is so easy to talk to and it is obvious she cares about each dancer and family. We immediately felt at home. We first enrolled during the fall so we were swept away with Nutcracker preparations and it was exciting!
I've told many people about how special Ballet Petit is because it's not everyday you find a place like this."
-- Ballet Petit Mom
"We immediately felt at home."