TWSB NW

NW Campus

The Washington School of Ballet’s Northwest Campus on Wisconsin Avenue consists of three buildings:

  • The Main Building at 3515 Wisconsin Ave, NW
  • The Joseph C. Coleman Studios at 3308 Wisconsin Ave, NW
  • The Van Ness Studios at 4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Upper level students share studios with the internationally acclaimed The Washington Ballet Company at the Main Building. Notable alumni from The Washington School of Ballet include Virginia Johnson, Kevin McKenzie, Amanda McKerrow, Shirley MacLaine, Georgia Engel, and Chelsea Clinton. The Washington School of Ballet students have gone on to dance professionally with The Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and numerous other companies all over the US and the world.

The Joseph C. Coleman Studios at Cathedral Commons, 3308 Wisconsin Ave, NW is just south of the Company’s headquarters and houses three state-of-the-art studios with availability for community event rental space.

Registered TWSB families: visit the Parent Portal for school related information.

School Administration Contacts

For more information on Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet or Levels 1-2, please contact Alexandra Schools, aschools@washingtonballet.org, or 202-362-3606 x158.

For more information or questions regarding TWSB Levels 3 and up, including the Trainee program, please contact Pamela Bjerknes, pbjerknes@washingtonballet.org, 202.362.3606 x112.

For information about Adult Classes, the Teen Program, and the Professional Track Program, please contact Kourtney Ginn, kginn@washingtonballet.org, 202-362-3606 x302.

For information about the Trainee Program, please contact Donna Glover, dglover@washingtonballet.org, 202-362-3606 x149.

School Building Hours
The Main Building, 3515 Wisconsin Ave, NW
8:30AM – 8:45PM Monday – Friday (closes at 1:00PM beginning June 8)
9:00AM – 4:00PM Saturdays (closed from June-August)
9:00AM – 1:00PM Sundays

The Van Ness Studios – 4200 Wisconsin Ave, NW (Sept.-June)
3:15PM – 7:45PM Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 1:00PM Saturday
9:30AM – 1:00PM Sunday

The Joseph C. Coleman Studios – 3308 Wisconsin Ave, NW
8:45AM – 9:00PM Monday – Friday
8:30AM – 4:30PM Saturday
CLOSED SUNDAY

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The Joseph Coleman Studios

3308 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

The Van Ness Studios

4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

The Main Building

3515 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA

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TWSB SE

SE Campus

Inaugurated in the summer of 2005, Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) hosts The Washington School of Ballet’s Southeast Campus, TWSB SE. THEARC is also home to fourteen nonprofit partner organizations, including Levine Music, ArtReach, Washington School for Girls, Trinity (DC) University, Children’s Health Project DC, Boys and Girls Club FBR Branch, and Covenant House, making it a widely-used community asset.

Beyond the programs in the two original buildings, THEARC houses a 400-seat theater, art gallery, basketball courts and a community garden. In January 2018, THEARC opened a building that hosts an expanded Children’s Health Project, The Community Meditation Center, AppleTree Institute, Bishop T. Walker School for Boys, and a 250-seat Black Box theater.

TWSB SE is located at 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20020.

School Administration Contact: For more information or questions, please contact Kelsey Arrington, karrington@washingtonballet.org, or 202.889.8150.

School Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday, 8:30AM –  5:30PM

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Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THEARC)

1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC. 20020

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