Weather Update: June 18, 2019

Please be advised that there is a flash flood watch in effect for Ellicott City this evening. Class will still be held, but we request that parents remain close to the school in case of a flood warning. If a flood warning develops, we will close immediately.

If a flood warning is placed into effect at or after 5 pm, class will be canceled. Please check this page for updates before traveling to BCXIV.

Saturday, June 15: Open House & Footlights Pop-up Shop

Learn about Ballet Conservatoire XIV, Historic Ellicott City's official ballet school, at our open house events this summer. Each dancer receives a complimentary trial class or placement evaluation with our American Ballet Theatre certified faculty, as well as a custom dancewear fitting with Footlights staff.

Advance signup is not required, but it is helpful for us. If you wish, let us know you’ll be there: Sign Up

BCXIV students have repeatedly been recognized for the superior quality of the training they've received. See what makes us the best choice for ballet in Ellicott City.

Trial Class Schedule:
10 am: Ages 3-5
11 am: Ages 6-8
Noon: Ages 9 and above, as needed

Dancers age 11 and above who are at an intermediate/advanced level are welcome to take Open Advanced Ballet as a trial/placement class.

Tuesday, May 7: All Classes Canceled

We regret that due to illness, all classes are canceled this evening (Tuesday, May 7). Make up classes will be held this Friday, May 10, according to the following schedule:

4:30-6 Elite A/B
5:30-6:30 Pre-Primary/Primary
6-7:15 Level 1

Sign up is available on the bulletin board in the waiting room or by sending an email to

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This Saturday, April 27: Springfest!

We are happy to be part of Old Ellicott City’s annual Springfest celebration on Main Street! Our dancers will perform an excerpt from the well-known classic “Giselle” at two locations on Main Street:

  • 3 pm: in front of The Wine Bin stage

  • 3:40 pm: Lot B


Also during Springfest, we invite you to join us for an open house from 1-3 pm. Learn about summer & fall classes, and watch our dancers take class and rehearse before their performances.

Faculty Profile: Cyra Duncan

For the next few weeks, we will occasionally highlight a BCXIV faculty member. This week, learn about Ms. Cyra Duncan:

Cyra Duncan started her dance training at the age of 3.  Throughout her early years she trained with various schools in Maryland, including Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland under the direction of Donna Pidel.  Ms. Duncan has studied at The School of American Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Boston Ballet School, and The Dance Theatre of Harlem School, all on scholarship.  She is an award-winning dancer who has performed in the Pro Bowl halftime show in Honolulu, Hawaii.  During her senior year of high school, Ms. Duncan was a part of The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble Company in New York.  

Ms. Duncan is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum. She is also certified as a teacher by the Cecchetti Council of America and is a certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor.  She enjoys coaching young dancers and cultivating each of her student’s talents.

ABT NTC Examination Results

We are extremely proud to announce that each dancer who participated in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum examinations passed with one of the following levels of distinction: Merit or Honors.

Special congratulations to Elite B dancer Maggie, who achieved the highest possible level of distinction: High Honors!

We are thrilled to see BCXIV training, as well as the dancers’ hard work, recognized at a national level. Congratulations Elite A & B dancers!