Mrs. Megumi Bolger

“My daughter started ballet at NBATI when she was age 4. When she saw her first NBATI performance, she loved it and had a strong desire to be on the stage with the students. So, we immediately signed up to start the lessons. Once she started, however, she was extraordinarily shy, and I was so frustrated since she was not participating in the classes (even though she had a dream to be on the stage). We kept struggling for almost 2 months and then we invited one of her best friends to join the class, who then joined. From that time she happily joined the lessons, and my husband and I were proud to see her dignified appearance on stage. Of course, we signed up for next session, and now she is on her third session. One year ago I was nervous and frustrated coming to the classes; but now, she can’t wait to come to the class. Once she arrives at class, she is ready to ballet and pays strong attention to what the teacher says and does. To be honest, she didn’t like summer break when she couldn’t come to the ballet lesson for 3 months! She loves the teacher as well. He is so kid friendly and all students love him. What I also like about NBATI is that this ballet class is rather serious, not just girls having fun. All the students have a goal to be on the stage; while the teachers and parents want their kids to shine and have fun on the stage. If student can’t concentrate during the class, the director contacts their parents for the improvement. I’ve kept recommending NBATI to my daughter’s friends, not only because my daughter loves to have friends at the classes, but also girls can learn real ballet skills while living in India. Oh, another unique thing at NBATI is that it is very international. Half of her class are international students; American, English, French, Chinese, Japanese and more.. My daughter and I are so glad we found NBATI, and can’t wait for the next performance in December!!!”