for the love of dance.

The Dance Academy of Stuart provides a well rounded dance education for the pre-professional to the recreational student: offering classes in Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary /Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, and Musical Theatre.

Offering Young Dancers a Pre-Professional Education

Since its inception in 1997, The Dance Academy of Stuart has been dedicated to providing a positive future in the performing arts from the classical to the contemporary.

With our vast knowledge of ballet instruction, the young dancer is exposed to several schools of ballet which include: The Cecchetti Method, Vaganova, Royal Academy of Dance, The Cuban National Ballet, and Neo Classical Ballet/ Balanchine. Exposure to these different schools of ballet prepares the young dancer with the knowledge and technique required for a professional ballet career. This education also provides the dancer with the tools necessary to advance confidently through our pre-professional Senior company “Stuart City Dancers”. For the dancer desiring a career with a professional ballet company, advancing through our program with  skills and determination students have achieved this goal. 

To help foster the student’s positive future, in 2014 Miss Chodera founded Atlantic East Coast Dance Theatre, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization providing the serious student the opportunity to perform professionally. Atlantic East Coast Dance Theatre’s mission is to bridge the gap between dance student to dance professional artist while enriching the arts throughout the Treasure Coast. Atlantic East Coast Dance Theatre will continue to grow reaching thousands of people annually. By providing professional performances, and educational and outreach programs, and participating in charitable organizations and events our community will be artistically enriched. Learn more at