Our school was founded in 1992. Lise Reardon, an experienced dance educator, and a former dancer herself, launched Eastern Connecticut Ballet to serve students in the shoreline area and beyond. From the beginning, our school attracted talented, dedicated faculty. Those teachers developed a curriculum that provides the highest quality technical instruction at all levels of ability. Over the years, we have welcomed thousands of young dancers to our classes: those who were committed to dance as its own reward; others who wanted to study dance as an art form; and many who chose dance as a professional career. All of these individual students have thrived in our program. As a nonprofit organization, we also recognized our responsibility to the broader community. We wanted to raise awareness of the beauty and power of dance through education and outreach. Today we have more than 300 students enrolled and strive to make dance education available to committed students regardless of their background or means.