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About ABS


Founded in 2002 by Paula Nunez, America's Ballet School seeks to bring dance education of the highest caliber for the community of Tampa.



Classical Ballet is a performing art that enriches our spirits. Communicating through movement, ballet is an evocative language that permits self-expression, and it is a wondrous and original experience, and at ABS, we believe that high-quality dance education is ideal not only to develop as an artist but also as a human being. 



At ABS, we always encourage our dancers to perform at their best and develop lifelong appreciation of art and all its forms. We strive to make the student’s experience not only enjoyable but meaningful and fulfilling by providing a positive environment and a constructive working atmosphere with instructors who are passionate about the beautiful and exciting art form that is dance.

We believe that, through dance, students will learn that their focus and diligence will be greatly rewarded with noticeable growth and continuous development. This way, students can develop the confidence and determination to believe that all goals in life are attainable.

We are delighted to have our students at ABS, and our priority is always to make sure each year is both productive and memorable.



The “ABS Style”, as it has come to be known, is gaining a national following due its outstanding results. Ballet companies, summer programs, and competitions faculties know when an ABS student walks in.

ABS imparts the right knowledge and technique to produce competent dancers by any standard. We also encourage our students to be active members in the community and share their lessons in dance through innovative and humanitarian actions.


For nearly 20 years, Paula Nunez – founder and internationally acclaimed dancer & choreographer – has produced professional dancers who perform with distinguished ballet companies and academies around the world.

Since 2002, ABS has worked with students of all ages to impart the fundamentals of classical ballet as well as the versatility of modern and contemporary works, which are essential for their development as professional dancers.