About Gainesville Ballet Theatre


"Every child who studies dance has the right to be trained slowly, carefully and correctly." ~ Joni Messler

Joni Messler Studio of Dance is the official School of the Gainesville Ballet Theatre.

JMSD trains young dancers the art of ballet and ensures each trainee receives the finest instruction in technique. The School maintains a commitment to offer children and adults of all ages a variety of dance courses designed to provide physical and aesthetic benefits unmatched by and other athletic endeavor. In keeping high standards and growth as priorities, the School’s goal is to continue to provide personal attention and training our students are accustomed to receiving.


Annual Recital

Summer Program

Our Summer Program offers all students the opportunity for intensive study in special Workshops with guest teachers and choreographers. Regular classes are also taught during the summer for both children and adults. Students in intermediate and advanced level classes are required to continue with their classes during the summer, either at our studio or with a program approved by Joni Messler Studio of Dance in order to continue with their appropriate level in the fall.

The School