Welcome to our school, the home for classical ballet training in the heart of eastern Connecticut. From the moment they enter our studios to the first time they perform for a live audience, our students experience the joys and challenges of a timeless tradition. When you join the ECB family, as a student or a parent, you will discover the rewards of dance for yourself. Take the first step with us and begin a life-long journey.

Lise Reardon, Founder & Executive Director
Gloria Govrin, Artistic Director


Founded in 1992, our school is renowned for teaching classical technique and for helping young dancers reach their full potential.

Dedicated Professionals

Our faculty are dedicated professionals who have taught at Eastern Connecticut Ballet for many years. Trained at some of the world’s best conservatories, ECB faculty and guest artists have danced with leading companies such as the New York City Ballet.

Successful Alumni

Our graduates earn scholarships to top-tier colleges and universities; others pursue successful careers as professional dancers and teachers.

State of the Art Facility

ECB’s state-of-the-art dance studios are located in East Lyme, Conn. We are only 5 minutes from I-95 and offer ample parking. Our program for young children has expanded to a central location in Old Saybrook as well.