"Blue Springs Ballet was a second home to me. While I was there. I gained such amazing friendships and a second mother, Melissa Morris. She truly cares about each and every one of her students, and teaches strong work ethic and dedication. Her training at Blue Springs Ballet introduced me to the entire realm of the ballet ; in not only ballet technique, but also the ways ballet affects the world, the multiple aspects of ballet, the passion behind dance and how dance embodies music and the soul. Her training helped me gat accepted into the Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre Summer Dance Programs and so many more that I don't have time to list. I used her training and expertise to help me get accepted into several university dance programs, including the University of Utah where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in ballet with an emphasis in teaching. She inspired me to become a ballet teacher, which I am currently. Her training also gave me the solid technique and artistry to help me have a professional performance career with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and currently, with Contemporary Ballet Dallas. Her care and connection with her students made me feel capable of concurring and pursuing my dreams head on. Blue Springs Ballet is truly an amazing place to learn, to get fantastic ballet technique training, and to form lasting relationships. I highly recommend Blue Springs Ballet."
-Rachel Oberg (Stephenson )- former student age 3 - 18 and Blue Springs Ballet Company member.