JUST BEGINNING, COMING BACK OR NEVER LEFT… BALLET FOR ADULTS IS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE PRACTICE, ARTISTRY & LIFESTYLE OF CLASSICAL BALLET. OUR SHOP IS THE PREMIERE ADULT BALLET DANCEWEAR DESTINATION THAT SPEAKS TO A DANCER’S WHOLE LIFESTYLE.
Ballet For Adults is dedicated to posting great content and providing inspiration to the adult ballet community. We also have a shop which focuses on items that speak to a dancer’s whole lifestyle.
NICOLE CHELINI OZMENT, Owner
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She toured for many years as a dancer with The Phantom of the Opera. Today she is teaching adult ballet, and has a continued interest in all things web.
“I started looking online for support to keep going with ballet, and to continue my identity as an artist. My whole lifestyle is influenced by dancing.”
LINDA OEFFLING, Owner
Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Northern Illinois University, but found her calling in the meticulous work of digital design. She loves photography, and also maintains an art glass studio, Rowanberry Studio.
“I came to know dance when my two daughters became involved at the studio where I worked in the office and assisted the director. I grew to love and appreciate everything about the art of dance.”
NICOLE RHINO, Editor
Nicole is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she studied visual design and creative nonfiction writing. She has a passion for fashion, photography and drawing. Nicole assists in projects with break-through conceptual development, writing and editing copy, and digital artwork.
“Ballet is a fresh medium for me to combine my favorite skills: writing, fashion, and fine art.”
BETHANY LEGER, Founder
Bethany is the founder of Ballet for Adults. She performed in multiple productions and taught ballet for 7 years. She has traded in her pointe shoes shoes for a paint brush and is currently pursuing a career in the visual arts. Read her adult ballet story here.
“I have really enjoyed working on Ballet For Adults. I worked on the site for a long time and I’m very proud of it…”