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Offical School of NOBT

Schramel Conservatory of Dance


Training dancers at the highest level— Schramel Conservatory of Dance offers ballet, tap and contemporary / modern dance classes for children of all ages from beginners to advanced, following the American Ballet Theatre guidelines for ballet training and dancer health. All of the teachers on our staff are classically trained dancers who have had careers in professional dance companies throughout the U.S. and internationally.


2019 Summer Schedule



June 3 — 21, 2019: Summer Intensive

NOBT offers a three-week training program for students ages 9 through 18. The intensive includes classes in classical ballet, contemporary, yoga, pilates, jazz, and character. By audition only. Learn More about the Summer Intensive.

No youth classes in July.

Fall semester begins the last week of August.



Beginning Ballet
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 11:00am

Intermediate Ballet
Tuesday 6:15-7:30pm

Advanced Ballet
Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday

Learn More about the Adult Division


At Schramel Conservatory of Dance, all of the teachers on our staff are classically trained dancers who have had careers in professional dance companies throughout the United States and internationally.


Kit Braddick

Lisa Keller MacCurdy

Felicia McPhee

Denise Outselet

Mei-Ling Murray Rees

Gregory Schramel

Marjorie Schramel

Sabrina Swayder

Our Studios

Our new location in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans features state of the art studios with sprung dance floors and Marley flooring. We have spacious waiting areas, dressing rooms, and ample free parking on the surrounding streets.


About SCOD


Photo courtesy of Jason Kruppa

Marjorie Hardwick Schramel and Gregory Schramel founded Schramel Conservatory of Dance in 2002 after more than twenty years working as professional ballet dancers. Since then, the school has produced dancers who have gone on to have professional dance careers, students who have attained dance degrees, and apprenticed dancers who will one day enter ballet companies nationally. The school has won the prestigious "Outstanding School" awarded by the Youth America Grand Prix in 2006.

Schramel Conservatory of Dance children perform annually in New Orleans Ballet Theatre's "Nutcracker" and the "Pro-track" dancers have performed with NOBT in Balanchine's "Concerto Barocco," Schramel's "Patriotism," and with NOBT and New Orleans Opera Association's "The Pearl Fishers" in 2011, Carmina Burana in 2012, Samson and Delilah in 2013 and Cendrillon in 2014. Students have also performed in NOBT's production of "Giselle" in May of 2018.


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