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Central Indiana Academy of Dance, and Suzann DeLay, are celebrating over 25 years of service and training in the art of ballet for Carmel and the surrounding Indianapolis area. With this long term commitment comes a responsibility to our students and the community, both for superior teaching and in artistic growth. The Academy provides the care and attention that each dancer deserves by creating opportunities to participate in student showcases, full length ballets (in collaboration with Central Indiana Dance Ensemble), and other community programs.

Academy News

  • CIDE Presents its 15th Anniversary Nutcracker

    CARMEL, IN – OCTOBER 31, 2014 - The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE), a pre-professional dance ensemble and resident company of The Center for the Performing Arts, is excited to present its upcoming performance of The Nutcracker. This is CIDE’s first full-length ballet of its 2014-2015 fifteenth anniversary season.

    As CIDE celebrates its 15th anniversary, Suzann DeLay, CIDE’s Artistic Director says, this year’s performance will include some new choreography, returning guest artist Jakob Pringle from Ballet West, and vocal performances by local youth.

    “The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and this year we are looking forward to incorporating some new choreography and again welcoming guest performers from the Indianapolis Children’s Choir,” said DeLay. “The LIVE vocals arrangements really make our performance of the holiday classic unique. It is reminiscent of the days when orchestras used to perform at the ballet; it brings a magical element to the already beautiful ballet.”

    Another unique touch CIDE offers with each matinee performance is the Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party prior to each Nutcracker matinee performance at 12:30pm. CIDE takes center stage at the Zionsville Center for Performing Arts.

    Performance Dates & Times:
    Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm
    Sunday, December 14 at 2pm

    Tickets are $25 per adult and $18 per child (up to age 18). Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party tickets are an additional $10. More information and tickets are available at Click here to buy tickets! or by calling 317-844-7453.

  • Night at the Barre

    Join us at “A Night at the Barre” on November 8, 2014 from 6:30-11pm at the Indiana Design Center as we kick off our 15th anniversary season. The evening will not only showcase the talent of the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble dancers but will also include special guest performances by the Carmel High School’s Camarata Symphony Orchestra and others to be announced. And we can’t forget the various cocktail, wine, and hors d’oeuvres stations!

    “A Night at the Barre” is our largest, most integral fundraiser of the year. A silent auction will round out the night, which includes trips, a hot air balloon ride, local business gift certificates, and much more! Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will provide critical support for:

    1. Continued community outreach
    2. Scholarships for our dancers
    3. Special choreography opportunities
    4. Performance & costume expenses.


    For Additional event information and pricing information: . Please click here. For questions, give us a call at 317-844-7453.