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Karen Gibbons-Brown working with student in dance studio

Main Street dance studio

Students training in dance studio

School of Creative Arts


Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory coursework will be held at the new facilities of Fort Wayne Ballet in the Auer Arts Center for Arts & Culture at 300 E Main Street, just 2.5 miles east of the university.   The Fort Wayne Ballet’s beautiful space in downtown Fort Wayne offers four new state-of-the-art rehearsal studios complete with sprung floors, pianos and proper dance flooring (either marley or hard wood, depending on technique). The facilities feature four large, mirrored dance studios, equipped with barres, observation windows, and pianos for live accompaniment. They also provide dressing rooms and showers for both the male and female students, as well as air-conditioning for comfort.

The Auer Center for Arts & Culture is also home to an art gallery, a coffee shop and bakery, a comfortable lounge area, and ample parking with safe and easy drop-off and pick-up access.