Skye Ballet Center

Skye Ballet Center Skye Ballet Center offers ballet training for aspiring dancers ages 5 to 20 . We are honored to pass on our knowledge, beauty and passion to the next generation of dancers.

Skye Ballet Center LLC; Allen and Jody Schissler Directors

Operating as usual

Today at 1:00!!!
11/27/2021

Today at 1:00!!!

Today at 1:00!!!

Get your tickets!!! We are almost sold out!Photos by James Black
11/26/2021

Get your tickets!!!
We are almost sold out!

Photos by James Black

Photos from Jim Black's post
11/26/2021

Photos from Jim Black's post

Photos from Jim Black's post
11/26/2021

Photos from Jim Black's post

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11/26/2021

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Studio Dress rehearsal Photos by Eric Gunn Thank you!!!
11/26/2021

Studio Dress rehearsal
Photos by Eric Gunn

Thank you!!!

More photos by Jim Black!!
11/26/2021

More photos by Jim Black!!

Thank you Jim Black!!’
11/25/2021

Thank you Jim Black!!’

Happy Thanksgiving!So much to be thankful for..Thank you to all of our SBC dancers for sharing the Beauty, Joy and Passi...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

So much to be thankful for..

Thank you to all of our SBC dancers for sharing the Beauty, Joy and Passion of dance! A true joy to watch and guide each of you ..

Thank you parents and community supporters for supporting the dancers in achieving their dreams. ❤️

Photo by @jeritidwellphotography

Can’t resist these adorable photos of our mice and Drosselmeyer from today’s studio Dress Rehearsal ! Thank you Eric Wol...
11/25/2021

Can’t resist these adorable photos of our mice and Drosselmeyer from today’s studio Dress Rehearsal !

Thank you Eric Wolf for the photos!

11/25/2021

Sugar Plum and Angels ❤️

“Encouraging our Community by engaging in the Beauty Joy and Passion of dance…Enabling our Families to do MORE!!”Our mot...
11/24/2021

“Encouraging our Community by engaging in the Beauty Joy and Passion of dance…
Enabling our Families to do MORE!!”

Our motto is shown expressively in our Nutcracker!

Beautiful dancing,
Beautiful costumes..
Beautiful simplicity , showing off the beauty of the dancers..

Joy in each and everyone of our dancers ..
Joy in the applause of the audience ..
Joy in sharing this locally to our community ..

Passion in our gorgeous choreography
(they DANCE!!)
Passion in our dancers doing what they love!
Passion in our parents and families supporting their dancers and their friends.

We can’t wait to share this day with you!!!!

“Encouraging our Community by engaging in the Beauty Joy and Passion of dance…
Enabling our Families to do MORE!!”

Our motto is shown expressively in our Nutcracker!

Beautiful dancing,
Beautiful costumes..
Beautiful simplicity , showing off the beauty of the dancers..

Joy in each and everyone of our dancers ..
Joy in the applause of the audience ..
Joy in sharing this locally to our community ..

Passion in our gorgeous choreography
(they DANCE!!)
Passion in our dancers doing what they love!
Passion in our parents and families supporting their dancers and their friends.

We can’t wait to share this day with you!!!!

Seriously, get your tickets!They are going fast!
11/22/2021

Seriously, get your tickets!

They are going fast!

Seriously, get your tickets!

They are going fast!

So excited about our gorgeous new Angel costumes!!
11/21/2021

So excited about our gorgeous new Angel costumes!!

So excited about our gorgeous new Angel costumes!!

11/20/2021
Tshirts look AMAZING!!!! What TEAM are you?!?!We have a few extra if you have not ordered yours yet.
11/19/2021

Tshirts look AMAZING!!!!

What TEAM are you?!?!

We have a few extra if you have not ordered yours yet.

Tshirts look AMAZING!!!!

What TEAM are you?!?!

We have a few extra if you have not ordered yours yet.

11/19/2021

Pierrot ❤️

11/18/2021

Russian 💚

11/17/2021

Arabian
💜

11/17/2021

What’s your favorite part of Nutcracker?
Part Scene
Battle Scene
Snow
Or The Land of Sweets?
Which Divertissement?

Today we will show a few videos of our Divertissements ( Land of Sweets) ..

Spanish🌺

11/16/2021

Our magical and beautiful dolls!

Ballerina Doll and Clara
Dancers Lauren and Ruth

11/15/2021

Our gorgeous Snow scene from Nutcracker is one you got t want to miss!!!!

Get your tickets now!!!

SBC Nutcracker 2021 is TWO WEEKS from today!!!! Rehearsals are in full swing and going amazingly!You don’t want to miss ...
11/13/2021

SBC Nutcracker 2021 is TWO WEEKS from today!!!!

Rehearsals are in full swing and going amazingly!

You don’t want to miss it this year!

Clara and Nutcracker jumping through the beautiful Snow scene..

We love continuing our relationships with our Alumni and former students. Guiding them through life experiences, dance a...
11/12/2021

We love continuing our relationships with our Alumni and former students. Guiding them through life experiences, dance and more is something we Schisslers enjoy tremendously.

THRILLED to have Simon return to SBC Nutcracker as Soldier Doll and Nutcracker Prince. You don’t want to miss Simon’s incredible talent!

We asked Simon’s Mom Kimberly to share her thoughts…

How long have you been apart of SBC, or know the Schissler’s?

“Simon began classes with Skye Ballet almost from its beginning.
He began when he was barely
five years old and, though he has moved away to join a few friends and study other styles of dance at times, Simon has loved his first teachers and kept in touch. We feel it important to be grateful to the teachers that put so much into this training. I remember the first time Ms. Skye took Simon’s chin and said, “Would you like to be in a Nutcracker.” Simon responded eagerly and he meant it. The first of wonderful experiences and opportunities in ballet…”

What is your favorite ballet or choreographer?

“I love watching ballet productions and don’t want to know everything because I enjoy the beauty and strength of ballet. I love any choreography/performer combination that can bring an audience to its feet in gratitude and makes one never stop clapping . I don’t see professional ballets often and have only had this happen a few times. I love The Nutcracker tradition, Le Corsaire, and Swan Lake and many others for different reasons.🦢 “

What are you most excited about SBC Nutcracker this year?

“I’m excited to see these talented and dedicated young people perform together. They have all grown up so much. “

What do you enjoy most about the SBC Community?

“Jody and Allen bring so many smiles and make the entire production process a lot of effort and work (More, more, more!😊), but also they feel such a sense of accomplishment and pride when a performance has ended. They make the dancers feel loved with high expectations. They are a big part of the reason Simon continues to dance and strive to reach huge goals and, for that, I as a mom, am very grateful.”

We are grateful as well… ❤️

Photo of Simon and his mom Kimberly by Gerard Rugel

Tickets are on sale now!

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!Our next pa...
11/11/2021

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..
Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!

Our next parent is Rachel, her daughter is Sophia, one of our Young Dancer students.

Sophia will be dancing Mouse and Angel, also Sugar Plum Angel.

How many years have you had a dancer at SBC?

4.5 years

* Fun fact , The Schisslers have known Sophia’s parents for years - even since before they were married and had kids! 😊❤️

What are your favorite ballets/roles/or choreographer?

Ballets: Don Quixote, Coppelia, Giselle, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty

Roles: Clara, Queen of the Willis

Choreographer: Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Rudolf Nureyev (saw him dance in Boston - one of the last dances he did before he passed away).

What are you most excited about SBC returning to the stage with Nutcracker?

Sophia and I are excited to engage with all of the teachers and other cast members. The staff are incredibly nurturing, cherish their students, and encourage my daughter to challenge herself to stretch to reach her goals which is fantastic to see. The Nutcracker at SBC brings about a wonderful community experience and SBC fosters not only a great learning environment, but also a sense of unity. SBC helps increase and build self confidence with Nutcracker returning to the stage. Additionally, the costumes are beautiful, the story is unparalleled and it fosters hope and beauty for my daughter.

What do you enjoy most about the SBC community?

The staff and fellow dancers are why we stay at SBC. The staff are kind, caring and their expertise in ballet and choreography is unmatched. The fellow dancers bring joy and happiness to my daughter. She smiles, she laughs and she learns from her peers and teacher. One could not ask for a better place, community, and environment for their child.

Get your tickets now!!

11/11/2021

Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served! With gratitude from our Soldier Dolls and all of the SBC Community!

Dancers Lyla and Simon
Soldier Doll

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!Today, meet...
11/11/2021

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..
Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!

Today, meet Arjumand,mother of Jahanara, one of our Intermediate students. Jahanara will be dancing Mouse, Angel and Russian corps.

How many years have you had a dancer at SBC?

“My daughter Jahanara started four years ago! I can’t believe how fast time as flown, but I knew as soon as we stepped foot into SBC- that this would be a very meaningful, beautiful part of her life! “

What are your favorite ballets/roles or choreographer?

“I am blown away by all the dedicated older girls. When I first watched the snow queen about three years ago- the pose, strength, art that was displayed has always stuck to me. Ms. Skye and the team are training these young women to be true artists and the sensitivity and grace is just so apparent in everything taught and carried through on the stage! “

What are you most excited about SBC returning to the stage with Nutcracker?

“This has been a tradition for my family to attend every year, it truly brings all of us family and friends together to not only enjoy but support SBC, truly marking its importance in the community overall! “

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the SBC community?

“Just knowing that my daughter is a part of such a beautiful dance company makes me feel part of it! I’m not a dancer- but a great admirer and I can’t wait to see their amazing achievements yet to come!! “

Thank you Arjumand for your heartfelt words! ❤️

Tickets are on sale!

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!Meet Jo Den...
11/09/2021

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..
Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!

Meet Jo Dene, mother of Fi an Advanced Select student..

How long has your dancer been at SBC?

“Fi has been at SBC for 7 years.”

What’s your favorite role?

“Every role Fi has done has been my favorite 😉, and I love the Snow scene in Nutcracker. Such beautiful music and choreography!”
* we have some great additions to the Snow scene choreography this year!!

What are your most looking forward to seeing SBC’s Nutcracker onstage?

“I’m looking forward to the excitement and energy of the live performance of Nutcracker. Through this pandemic, the students and teachers at SBC have worked so hard, and shown such creativity, discipline, and resilience. I cannot wait to see all the students shine on stage!”
* It’s true it is exciting to see the tremendous the growth the dancers have had despite the pandemic and to see it shine onstage!!

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the SBC Community?

“What I love most about being an SBC parent is watching my child grow, both as a dancer, and a person. Dance is so much more than the incredible physical strength and beauty displayed. Dance teaches lessons in patience, perseverance, humility, and grace, lessons my child will carry throughout their life!”

Don’t miss the fabulous SBC dancers and fabulous community!

Tickets are on sale now.

Adorable picture of Fi in her first SBC Nutcracker 7 years ago as a Baby Mouse!

Fi will be dancing Clara's Friend, Snow , Mirlitons and Waltz this year.

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..
Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!

Meet Jo Dene, mother of Fi an Advanced Select student..

How long has your dancer been at SBC?

“Fi has been at SBC for 7 years.”

What’s your favorite role?

“Every role Fi has done has been my favorite 😉, and I love the Snow scene in Nutcracker. Such beautiful music and choreography!”
* we have some great additions to the Snow scene choreography this year!!

What are your most looking forward to seeing SBC’s Nutcracker onstage?

“I’m looking forward to the excitement and energy of the live performance of Nutcracker. Through this pandemic, the students and teachers at SBC have worked so hard, and shown such creativity, discipline, and resilience. I cannot wait to see all the students shine on stage!”
* It’s true it is exciting to see the tremendous the growth the dancers have had despite the pandemic and to see it shine onstage!!

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the SBC Community?

“What I love most about being an SBC parent is watching my child grow, both as a dancer, and a person. Dance is so much more than the incredible physical strength and beauty displayed. Dance teaches lessons in patience, perseverance, humility, and grace, lessons my child will carry throughout their life!”

Don’t miss the fabulous SBC dancers and fabulous community!

Tickets are on sale now.

Adorable picture of Fi in her first SBC Nutcracker 7 years ago as a Baby Mouse!

Fi will be dancing Clara's Friend, Snow , Mirlitons and Waltz this year.

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!Over the ne...
11/09/2021

Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..
Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!

Over the next few days we will hear from a parent from each of our levels.

This morning, Amy a Pre Professional Division Mom..

How many years have you had a dancer at SBC?

“I've been dropping Lyla off at SBC almost every day for 7 years. She started at age 7 and just turned 15.”

What are your favorite ballets/roles or choreographer?

“My favorite ballet is absolutely The Nutcracker. Need proof? The ringtone on my phone is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. “

“My favorite choreographers are the dancers from SBC: Maddie Skaggs, Danielle Toumey and Izzy Wolf. It's always fun to watch a piece they have choreographed and see them in the dance performed by one of the other dancers. “

What are you most excited about SBC returning to the stage with Nutcracker?

“It's been two years since we last saw SBC dancers on stage together. Competitions are fun and we've seen individual dancers, but I've missed seeing them all dance together. Mostly I've missed seeing the dancers laugh and enjoy performing together. “

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the SBC community?

“I love the friends I've made through SBC. The dancers have lifelong bonds together, but so do we parents. Nothing better than tailgating in front of SBC so we can watch rehearsals through the studio windows; snowy road trips to YAGP; and the constant search for the best bakery. It all makes being a SBC parent part of the fun. Some may argue we have more fun than the dancers (but don't tell them that). “

Amy's daughter Lyla will be danicng Columbine Doll, Snow, Chinese Soloist and Waltz.

We would also like to thank Amy for her tremendous marketing help! Amy and her company designed our adorable Nutcracker poster! Thank you!!!

Love our Community!!! Parents and dancers!

Come see SBC Nutcracker and enjoy the spirit of our Community!

The challenge is on!!!Are you ..Team Nutcracker and ClaraTeam Mouse King and Mouse Queen ORTeam Snow Queen and Sugar Plu...
11/08/2021

The challenge is on!!!

Are you ..
Team Nutcracker and Clara
Team Mouse King and Mouse Queen
OR
Team Snow Queen and Sugar Plum?

Order your tshirt by this Friday November 12th!

Email [email protected] to order.
List your team and size

Available in Mens, Womens and Kids sizes
$21

The challenge is on!!!

Are you ..
Team Nutcracker and Clara
Team Mouse King and Mouse Queen
OR
Team Snow Queen and Sugar Plum?

Order your tshirt by this Friday November 12th!

Email [email protected] to order.
List your team and size

Available in Mens, Womens and Kids sizes
$21

“Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!”We wouldn...
11/08/2021

“Encouraging our Community by bringing the Joy, Beauty and Passion of dance..
Enabling our FAMILIES to do more!”

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our AMAZING parents!

We would like to thank our parents for supporting your dancers, their friends and the SBC Nutcracker!!!

Stay tuned to posts from our parents the next few days!

Photo by Jan Hanus

Meet our Mr. Stahlbaum and Mouse King, John Thomas! JT has performed in every SBC Nutcracker as Fritz, Soldier, Nutcrack...
11/07/2021

Meet our Mr. Stahlbaum and Mouse King, John Thomas! JT has performed in every SBC Nutcracker as Fritz, Soldier, Nutcracker, Mouse King, Pierrot Soloist and Chinese. ( definitely a family affair!) He is thrilled to return in his role as Mouse King and enjoys dancing the Party Scene with Annabelle. ( our first Clara and Fritz have grown up!)

What are your favorite roles?

“Snow Scene and or Fritz”

What are you most excited about in returning to the stage with SBC Nutcracker ?

“Dramatically dying”
Haha! Yes the audience will surely be entertained by the Mouse King’s dramatic ending.

What are your accomplishments?

“Dancing at the Kennedy Center in Ballet West’s production of the Nutcracker as a Party boy”
JT was the youngest Party boy ( 7 years old) and did great!

“Performing both solo and ensemble piece at Yagp”

“Creating a fun IG account , JT’s Flicks”

JT has played basketball for South Lakes High School. He can now be seen taking photos at all the sporting events as “JT’s.Flicks”

Photos by Gerard Rugel

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Address

251 Sunset Park Dr
Herndon, VA
20170

Opening Hours

Monday 3:30pm - 8pm
Tuesday 3:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 3:30pm - 8pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 8pm
Friday 3:30pm - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

(703) 231-8351

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Ballet Classes age 5-20

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From the 2019 Nutcracker...tried to put on Instagram but it cuts off hands and feet.
Untitled All images © James S. Black. All rights reserved
From last year
Untitled … picture was taken 12/21/2019
Having fun modifying pictures of the dancers.
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Arabian...
The camaraderie of ballet
December 21, 2019
Blast from the past - May 2019!
Welcome back!
Waiting for their turn.