Live Oak Dance – Official school of Marigny Opera Ballet

Jarina Carvalho, former ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem and current ballet master of Marigny Opera Ballet, founded Live Oak Dance in 2012. Starting in New Orleans with ballet and contemporary classes the school continues to grow!

The programs are more specialized, and as a result, more fine-tuned to the needs of our dancers.  In 2019, LOD became the official school of Marigny Opera Ballet, allowing us to provide our students with opportunities to go from classroom to the professional stage.

 Live Oak Dance is committed to bringing the joy of ballet and contemporary dance to New Orleans!

- Ballet and contemporary classes in New Orleans
Pre- Professional Students performing in Elementa- 2018

Our small classes ensure a personalized approach to the dance training. From beginners to advanced students, we welcome all levels, year-round! Furthermore, dancers in our school get to work with an amazing array of teachers who are dance professionals, active in the New Orleans dance scene.

Our dance school host students from ages 3 to 11 in our Children’s Program and 11 to adult in our Pre – Professional Program. In addition to our ballet and contemporary lessons, dancers in our school can look forward to cross-training with Pilates classes and workshops in modern dance, yoga, and more!

Not sure yet? Fact check our claims by visiting us on our social media channels. Visit Instagram, FaceBook or Google, to see the wonderful reviews our amazing parents write about our school.

Contact us anytime for registration or questions – we look forward to seeing you in the studio!

we provide our students with opportunities to go from classroom to the professional stage
Children’s Program Students performing in Elementa -2018

PARKING INFORMATION:  Public parking is available along Oak St. and side streets. Please note, parking on Oak St. is metered during city-mandated hours (8AM-7PM) and patrolled regularly. Off-street parking is available at no cost.


Proud member of the New Orleans Dance Network!