Live Oak Dance – Official School of Marigny Opera Ballet

An important note regarding Live Oak Dance and how we are addressing the challenge of COVID-19:

Live Oak Dance hosted its last in-person class on Thursday, March 13, and has remained closed at its physical location since that time.

Just like the rest of the world, we are simply doing our best in figuring this out as we go along.  Due entirely to the generosity and support of our Live Oak Family (our students, parents, and teachers), we have been able to continue operations in an altered capacity.  Even though this time has been difficult for all of us, our community has banded together in such a way that has left us overwhelmed with gratitude.

Live Oak Dance continues to post full ballet classes and “ballet unit” videos for our students via password-protected pages:Pre-Ballet and Ballet 1, Ballet 2 and 3, and Pre-Pro, Ballet 4 and Open Adult. We are also offering weekly live zoom classes and will continue to do so over the summer months.

For any newcomers who would like to access our online classes page or our zoom classes, we ask you to visit our contact page so we can get you on your way. 

Again, we want to express the utmost gratitude to our incredible patrons, students, and parents.  This would not have been possible without your support.  We also want to thank our teachers, who have continued to dance in the face of uncertainty.

Sending everyone love and healing,

Live Oak Dance, LLC

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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