We are the Anneliese von Oettingen School of Ballet & Ballet Companies!
Welcome to the website of Cincinnati's first School of Ballet!
The Art of Ballet
We continue Anneliese’s methods, holding ballet as a discipline as well as an art form.
Bringing Art to the Everyday
Anneliese von Oettingen saw the value of bringing art to everyday. She believed art needs to be experienced, and experienced fully. When she began her school of ballet in 1948, she aspired to instill a love of storytelling through movement; she wanted to make artistic expression accessible and meaningful.
The Cincinati Kinderballet performs two seasons per year, with six to eight performances in public venues each season. With the constantly growing performing opportunities provided by the AVO Ballet Companies, there are more ways than ever to join the fun!
AvO Instructors & Staff
The School of Ballet is pleased to offer students a unique opportunity to study the Art of Ballet under the guidance of highly talented artists. Our Apprentice program seeks to pass our classical heretage down to future generations. We welcome opportunity to collaborate with area artists.
Anneliese von Oettingen
Born in Berlin Germany, Anneliese was trained in the Russian ballet method under Eugenie Edvardova in Berlin and later in London with the great Nicolas Legat and Mme. Nicolaeva-Legat.
Six Ways of Knowing Ballet
Dancers are Artists and Dancers are ATHLETES. For DANCERS, “knowing” also means being “in training.” Like any athlete if you take a break from your training the body forgets.