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Excellence In Dance Turns 70 Years Old

Longstanding Cuyahoga Falls business provides classical ballet training since 1953. Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance, is celebrating 70 years of providing the highest level of classical ballet training to Northeast Ohio residents.

Peg’s Foundation Excellence in the Arts Award

On November 11, 2021, Peg’s Foundation recognized Ballet Excel Ohio (“BXO”) under the artistic direction of Mia Klinger to receive the Award for Excellence in Arts. BXO was one of five recipients at this grand event held at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown.

Ballet Excel Ohio Artistic Director
Mia Klinger Receives
2023 Arts Alive Award

Ballet Excel Ohio and Nan Klinger Excellent in Dance Artistic Director Mia Klinger has been recognized with Summit Artspace’s IDEA Leader Award for 2023.

Mia Klinger, Artistic Director of Ballet Excel Ohio and Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance, Named National Visiting Fellow for School of American Ballet

Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Mia Klinger, Artistic Director, Ballet Excel Ohio and Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance, was recently recognized as one of five classical ballet teachers nationwide to participate in the School of American Ballet’s (SAB) National Visiting Fellows program in New York City.

On May 26 Cuyahoga Falls High School hosted the Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance Workshop 2012. Performances featured dance styles such as tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop.

Nan Klinger Excellence in Dance is home to the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet as well as a community ballet program for kids of all ages and interests. What makes Klinger unique is that they offer both a community program and a professional program, to offer the gift of dance to everyone.