Dance Instructor, Choreographer
Paige Comparato started her ballet training at the age of nine in Topeka, KS at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance and danced with Ballet Midwest; performing several principal roles. Paige continued her ballet training at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, TX for two years before returning to Kansas University to pursue a degree in Art History. She primarily teaches ballet, but also choreographs, directs and costumes dance performances including Elfwyn’s Saga, Sleeping Beauty and most recently, La Fille Mal Gardee. Paige also teaches ballet for the AIM adult contemporary dance company and youth contemporary company at Point B dance studio. Paige has worked for the arts center, in many capacities, for over 20 years.Browse All Classes
Adult Ballet I
Adults/9th Grade & Up / Beginner
The adult dance program offers a variety of techniques for those experiencing dance for the first time as well as those who wish to continue a life-long interest in dance. Instructors specifically organize classes to emphasize progress over perfection and strive to inspire a joy of motion and expression.
Adult Ballet II/III
Adults/9th Grade & Up / Intermediate
Adult Ballet II is for students who are familiar with basic ballet technique and would like to continue their studies in a supportive environment with professional instruction.
Ballet I: Teens
6th-12th Grade / Beginner
This class is specifically designed to introduce teens to ballet technique. Geared towards more mature learners who may have little experience with dance but understand concepts and can work toward self-correction.
Ballet II: Teens
6th-12th Grade / Beginner-Intermediate
This class is for teens who have been introduced to the fundamentals of ballet technique in Teen Ballet I. This can function as a transitional class, and students should take Teen II until ready to join the regular sequential ballet program.
6th Grade & Up / Intermediate
Four ballet classes a week are recommended at this level; three ballet classes a week are required. At this level, students are also encouraged to enroll in Pre/Beginning Pointe.
Cinderella Production, School of Dance
1st - 12th Grades
Audition on Jan. 6 is required. With beauty and humor, Cinderella retells the tale of overcoming unfortunate circumstances to realize remarkable fortune. Kindhearted Cinderella is oppressed by her ridiculous step sisters, but with the help of the fairies, especially her fairy godmother, Cinderella defiantly attends the royal ball where an adventure ensues and dreams come true. Danced to the score composed by Sergei Prokofiev.
Pre & Beginning Pointe
6th Grade & Up / Must be enrolled in both Tue/Thu Ballet V and Pointe Classes. Pointe instructor app
First year pointe students must attend class twice a week and focus on strengthening their body and using proper technique in preparation for the rigors of dancing en pointe. Must be enrolled in preceding Ballet V or VI-VII class. Please consult with Pointe instructor prior to purchasing pointe shoes for the first time. This class will not perform in the End-of-Year Showcases.