REOPENING – We will resume live classes May 1st. Please subscribe to our mailing to receive reopening updates regarding ALL So Cal locations.

Align Ballet Method

In Studio & Virtual Authentic Ballet Training For Adults
& NEW youth program available.

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Our Process

ALIGN provides high quality ballet training to any adult who wishes to learn.

It is our mission to develop each and every student to the best of his or her ability while respecting personal limitations. We will challenge you, but not criticize you. We will educate, but not intimidate. Our process is not about us, it’s about you!

Hundreds of men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes have found a home at ALIGN, integrating our classes and workshops into their daily lives. Our program structure makes it easy for anyone to find an appropriate place to start, and our most dedicated students often gain enough skill to begin dancing basic pointe work at the barre within 6 months.


Virtual Open Classes & Streaming library memberships - 7 Day Free Trial

Unlimited Monthly Streaming Classes and Virtual Library Access as low as $69 per month. 8X zoom HD camera with stereo sound. Our stream is strong and clear. Daily basic, intermediate, and advanced classes for the experienced.

Ballet Workshop

Ages 10 – 13

Starting July 6th @ 10am
from our Pico – La Cienega Location.


ALIGN founder Michael Cornell spent a decade as a principal dancer with BalletMet. During his career he had original work created on him by the worlds most recognized contemporary choreographers.. Michael's work has been featured by Dance Magazine, The New York Times, Angeleno, MTV, E Entertainment, Health, and

Michael Cornell


Susan's professional ballet career includes Pennsylvania Ballet, Santa Fe Opera, San Diego Opera, Chicago Festival Ballet, Napoles Ballet Theatre, California Contemporary Ballet, City of Angels Ballet, California Riverside Ballet, Key West Ballet, Coast City Ballet and San Gorgonio Ballet.

Susan Vishmid

Align Faculty

Olga is a graduate of the Perm Ballet School. She known from her work as an international performer, a master of the Vaganova style, and private coach to Christine Shevchenko.

Olga Tozyiakova

Youth Program Director

We are fortunate to have NYCB ballet soloist Indiana Woodward frequently pop by to instruct guest master classes.

Indiana Woodward

NYCB Soloist
Guest Instructor


Shout Out


The Align Dance Center Presents
John Clifford
Mon and Thurs @ 11AM

Mr. Clifford was a principal dancer with NYCB who worked directly with George Balanchine for a decade.  This will be an advanced technique class with professional level coaching. $20.