About Us

Emily Fullerton: Artistic Director

Katie Van der Mars: Director of The Conservatory Division

Sydney Weddleton: Director of Education


Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School is a place where students are encouraged to think, investigate, and practice the many diverse forms of dance. We as Teachers and artists never forget that our most important goal is to give each individual student the sense of joy and energy that is Dance!

The Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School believes that all children should be given the opportunity to dance, regardless of background, skill level, or genre of interest. We have developed our school in a manner that we feel will encourage all students to excel at his/her own rate, all the while fostering their creative minds. 

Director of Ballet: Ms. Van der Mars

This Professional program is for dancers who have a serious commitment to their dance training and are looking to continue at a professional or University level. Our Conservatory classes promote a standard of excellence in the training, adapting, and preserving of the Romantic and Neoclassic styles and the Contemporary ballets of today as well as techniques in Modern dance, Contemporary Dance, Classic Jazz, and more.  Currently we are holding placement classes for our Junior & Senior Conservatory division, please call or email for more information.

Director of Education: Sydney Weddleton

Each program within our Dance Arts Division is designed for students looking for a well rounded dance education experience. Dancers will receive professional training geared for their specific level or program.  Currently our Dance Arts Division offers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, modern, musical theater, acrobatics/acrodance, hip-hop, break dance, flexibility, dance conditioning, and more.  Our school also provides leadership and character developement to provide our students with a well rounded dance education.  


  • Three dance studios are housed in this beautiful space.  Plenty of free parking and free WiFi are available. 
  • Each studio is equipped with professional-grade flooring and Marley dance floors to keep dancers safe and prevent injuries.  
  • One way viewing windows are available for families to observe and enjoy classes without interrupting students. 
  • These three studios and two lobby areas are also available to rent for private classes/parties.

Please call 402.475.9447 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for availability and additional information.