Deputy Prosecutor, Benton County
"My experience at the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet taught me the importance of hard work, discipline, and having goals in life. The values that I learned there have continued to shape the person that I am to this day. The people at TCAB were a second family to me, and to this day I still feel that way. I feel lucky to have had such a truly invaluable experience."
Movin Out" First National Tour
Whitney Simler Popp
"The TCAB was my home away from home. The discipline I learned there gave me a work ethic like no other school could have given. It brought me to my years of performing; first as a principal ballerina and now as a dancer in a Broadway show. The friends made, the memories created, and my passion for dance are all because of the TCAB."
Associate Dean of Admissions - Julliard
"For me, TCAB was my home away from home. It provided me with a place where I was able to advance not only in my abilities in the studio, but also grow as an artistic and aware human being."
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
"By attending TCAB several windows of opportunity were opened to me. With the wonderful teaching techniques of the faculty and the wide range of different types of dance, I was well prepared to pursue a career in ballet."
"TCAB taught me the importance of recognizing my weaknesses and strengthening them, and setting and achieving my goals. This helped me both as a person and a dancer."
Account Executive, Seattle Mariners Baseball Club
"TCAB was my second family and home for years. As a result, I not only received first-class dance training, but I developed qualities that would stay with me for a lifetime. The qualities developed from TCAB such as discipline, responsibility, commitment and the desire to strive for excellence have served as the foundation for my professional career and personal life. The memories and lessons learned are priceless."
MCB Board member
"I have received all of my dance training at TCAB, from my childhood through adulthood. I am so confident in the quality of teaching and instructors that my three children are now enrolled. TCAB is like family, and I wouldn't dream of taking my children anywhere else."
Science Teacher, Hanford High School
"The faculty at TCAB were second parents to me, the ballet studio my second home. The training we all got went way beyond the physical and artistic abilities of dance. TCAB helped us develop the traits necessary to work as a team, grow as individuals, and see a project through to completion. I am proud to bring my children to TCAB to dance. Without TCAB I wouldn't be the person I am today."