The Children’s Ballet Theater, a partnership program of the Buckman Performing Arts Center in Memphis, is an arts school that delivers grace and culture to each student. The program, directed by Mary Roudnev and former Bolshoi dancer Dmitri Roudnev offers professional and caring teachers. Our fun classes, based in the famed Russian classical style are specially designed to build grace, posture, memory skills, confidence, poise and concentration. Classes offered include ballet, pointe, preballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, adult ballet and classical conditioing. The Children's Ballet presents an annual Nutcracker and recital, and has pre-professional and adult performance troupes.