Raise the Barre on Your Ballet Technique.

BalletStrengthCalves“As a former professional ballet dancer I know how important it is to have the advantage over your competition. With all of the components that go into being a well rounded dancer like turns, jumps, flexibility and even nutrition there is no room for weakness. Ballet Strength was designed to help you overcome your weaknesses.

Now you can take advantage of the exercises that the best dancers in top ballet companies all over the world are using to stay in peak form year round and get the advantage over their classmates or fellow company members. With the help of my Ballet Strength products, corp de ballet dancers are being promoted to principal dancers and students are being hired into professional companies.

So let’s raise the barre on your ballet technique! “

                                                                                     -Nikol Klein, Founder & Owner

Ballet Strength Founder & Owner, Nikol Klein

Performing as Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.

In addition to being a former professional ballet dancer, Nikol Klein is an Author, Mentor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Nutrition Specialist who’s Ballet Strength method has reached dancers from all over the world. Her unique blend of experience as a professional dancer and expertise in fitness helps her to create the perfect programs for dancers looking to reach their full potential.

Ms. Klein’s professional career began in 1999 where she performed with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for two years dancing in productions such as George Balanchine’s, The Nutcracker and Ben Stevenson’s Cleopatra. Nikol then spent one year as a dancer with Ballet Austin.

Following a year long injury rehabilitation hiatus, Ms. Klein joined Ballet Oklahoma (currently Oklahoma City Ballet) under the Artistic Direction of former New York City Ballet Dancer, Bryan Pitts. During her four year tenure with Ballet Oklahoma, Ms. Klein had the honor of performing Principal and Soloist roles in ballets created by Mr. Pitts as well as works by other noteworthy choreographers such as Peter Anastos.

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Performing Prayer in Coppelia.
Performing Prayer in Coppelia.

Nikol’s early ballet training started at Pittsburgh Youth Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre including summer intensive programs with Chautauqua Ballet, American Ballet Theatre New York, School of American Ballet, and The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet. Her most influential mentors include Patrick Hinson, Truman Finney, David Holladay, Tamar Rachelle, and Janet Popeleski.

Nikol currently resides in Del Mar, California where she continues to mentor, coach, and develop products for dancers. She is also a highly sought after personal trainer for women and fitness personality.

Qualifications:

  • Founder, Developer of Ballet Strength
  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
  • Specialist in Sport Performance Nutrition
  • Pilates Mat Certified
  • Ballet Teacher with :
    • Ballet Austin
    • Pittsburgh Youth Ballet
    • Cary Ballet Conservatory
  • Professional Ballet Dancer with:
    • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
    • Ballet Austin
    • Oklahoma City Ballet (formerly Ballet Oklahoma)
  • Guest Artist: National Ballet, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, California Ballet of San Diego

Currently working with professional dancers in the following ballet companies – San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, City Ballet of San Diego, Oklahoma City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet.