Brae Crest Summer 2018 

Exceptional training in a nurturing environment!

The Brae Crest School of Classical Ballet was founded in 1958 by The Marsden Family and is the official school of The State Ballet of Rhode Island. Since its inception, the school has established a reputation of the highest standards in ballet education. Excellence in training, artistic integrity, technique, correct physical development and personal discipline are balanced with pure aesthetic vision, emphasizing the joy, beauty and tradition of classical ballet. 

Not only is the scenery tranquil and beautiful, but the training is, and has always been superb, with teachers who are dedicated in helping dancers evolve artistically and as humanitarians. 

Brae Crest School has a beautiful historic studio with a dancer-friendly sprung floor, a horizon of windows and a relaxing landscape for guests and dancers to enjoy outside of the classroom. 

We are conveniently located 10 minutes north of Providence and minutes away from major shopping plazas, restaurants, and coffee shops - directly off of Rte 146. 

About the Curriculum

Brae Crest School of Ballet's Summer Programs offer students the opportunity to develop as dancers and artists with the distinguished, diverse summer faculty headed by Artistic Director, Herci Marsden, and BCSB Summer Camp Director, Ana Marsden Fox. BCSB offers a variety of Summer ballet programs based on Age, Ability, and Desired Level of Intensity. 

  • Professional 
  • Advanced 
  • Intermediate 
  • Beginner Adults 
  • Teens 
  • Children 
  • Ballet Technique 
  • Pointe 
  • Variations 
  • Pas de Deux 
  • Choreography 
  • Repertoire 
  • Men's Classes 
  • Character 
  • Mime/Drama 
  • Pilates 
  • Yoga 
  • Hip Hop 
  • Theatre Dance 
  • Jazz 
  • Modern 
  • Zumba 


“ We hope to inspire them with the love and passion for the art of classical ballet. You will find that Brae Crest is a very friendly, sincerely warm and welcoming place to be. So, if you're looking for a place for the entire family, you've found it at Brae Crest. Come see for yourself, as you can peek in on some of our classes and check out our training facility. "

— Shana Fox, BCSB Faculty

Available Summer Programs 

Five-Week Summer Ballet Program
Children's Summer Ballet Camp 
Summer Intensive Day Program 

Faculty & Staff 

Brae Crest School is led by an elite and versatile staff of dancers, instructors, mentors, and inspirational humanitarians. All, including guest instructors, are avid lovers of the dance world and take great pride in their craft. This includes three generations of such leaders. Each student, of every age, is shown their importance to the Brae Crest Family and the teacher/student/parent relationship is greatly appreciated. ` 

Prima Ballerina BCSB & The State Ballet of RI (SBRI) Artistic Director, Founding Member & Choreographer

BCSB Summer Camp Director; Classical Ballet & Character Dancing Specialist; SBRI Alumna Principal Dancer, Executive Director & Resident Choreographer

SBRI Alumna & Rehearsal Assistant, Brae Crest Children’s Summer Camp Assistant Director

SBRI Alumna, Rehearsal Assistant, Choreographer and BCS Ballet Teacher

SBRI Alumna, Rehearsal Assistant, Choreographer and BCS Ballet Teacher

SBRI Principal Dancer, Pas de Deux Specialist, & Choreographer

SBRI Alumnus/Principal Guest Artist, Choreographer and Classical Ballet Specialist

SBRI Alumnus & Company Technology Consultant 

BalletRox, Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program, Dance Teahers Club of Boston, Dean College, Island Moving Company, Pioneer Valley Ballet, Rhode Island College, RI Pilates Studio, Shannon O’Brien’s School of Dance, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of New Hampshire Dance Company, Waves of Wellness more to be announced… 

Download information forms here! 
2018 Brae Crest/SBRI Summer Ballet Camp Registration Form (Ages 4-11)

2018 Summer 5-week Registration Form

2018 Summer Intensive Brochure

2018 Summer Intensive Day Registration Form

2018 Summer Calendar