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Our Goal

"In ballet, you always know what the next step is."

Saint Augustine Ballet offers a variety of classes that are structured to improve and advance a student's technical, artistic, and performance skills with a talented roster of certified and excellent teachers. 

Our goal is to educate our dancers and teach them the skills needed for a healthy and successful life; integrity, respect, dedication, confidence, and etiquette. All levels of dancers are welcome, whether or not they intend to pursue a career in dance. 


Our Mission

Saint Augustine Ballet is a 501(c)3, a non-profit organization that believes dance is an essential part of any thriving community. Our mission is to involve community members of all ages in meaningful dance experiences, whether as a participating dancer or audience member. We produce an international dance festival, two classical ballets, and a student gala each year and our cast and crew have grown to include over 100 participants under the direction of Luis Abella. Our productions have played before sold-out audiences and are seen by over 3,000 people annually.

Our Board of Directors


Founder/Executive Director

Luis Abella


Cindy Chaconas


Ann Body

Board Member


Vice President

Kimberly Pacetti

Board Member

Georgia Garrett

Board Member

Renee Unsworth


Kerin Herstone

Board Member

Bethany Hilbert

Our Sponsors

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