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ABT/NYU Masters Program!

‼️ Sharing some very exciting news… I’ve been accepted into the Master of Arts Program at NYU - Teaching Dance in the Professions: ABT Pedagogy! 😱⚰️ I’m beyond thrilled to join the @abtofficial @abtschool @abtstudioco and @nyuniversity @nyusteinhardt @nyusteinhardtmpap and @nyudanceed families!! 💖 Thank you to @pamela.s.levy and @allegraromita for your steadfast guidance throughout the application process. Many thanks to @raymondlukens Franco Devita and @iamkelbybrown for m

Private Lesson Giveaway #3!!!

Hello and Happy New Year! To commemorate BWH entering it's third year and the annual tradition of holiday gifting, I'll be giving away THREE one hour private lessons either in person at the studio of your choosing or over Zoom if you're not local. 🥰 The 3 lucky winners will be randomly selected. Good luck and I'm looking forward to dancing with you! 🍀 🚨 To enter: Follow @balletwithhilary on Instagram 🩰 Like the #giveaway3 post Tag 3 friends who aren't following BWH 💃🏼


I'm happy to report that I'm back at Dynamic Dance Academy in Verona! This studio has a sprung floor with Marley so it's perfect for pointe work. See details below... Lessons are 60, 90, or 180 minutes*. *NOTE: DEFAULT CLASS LENGTH IS 60 MINUTES BEGINNING AT EITHER 3 OR 3:30 DEPENDING ON THE DAY. ON TUESDAYS, YOU MAY OPT FOR AN EARLIER OR LATER START TIME OR A 90 or 180 MINUTE LESSON BEGINNING AT VARIOUS TIMES. PLEASE NOTATE THIS OR EMAIL ME AT BALLETWITHHILARY@GMAIL.COM. SC

Find me on YouTube! Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jess from The Whole Dancer to speak about finding balance. The Whole Dancer's mission is to help facilitate finding dance/life balance in order to live a more full and fulfilling life. Please watch, subscribe, comment, and share! Here's what Jess said about moi.... Hilary Nicolai's energy is infectious. She has a very positive light about her and I knew she'd have some helpful insi

Summer is coming and with it...New Summer Intensives!

I am thrilled to announce that I'm teaching the Senior Summer Intensive at AC Dance from June 27 - July 15! This intensive will offer classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations, strength and conditioning, Horton and hip-hop - PLUS an in studio showing at the end of each session! 3 sessions available: ➡️June 27- July 15 ➡️July 18- Aug 5 ➡️ Aug 8- Aug 26 No audition fee, but you must audition to be placed in the appropriate level. Sign up to audition for our Summer Intensi

In Person Classes to resume March 9!

I'm so happy to announce that in person, in studio classes will resume for 12 weeks every Tuesday from March 9 through May 25. The schedule includes: Intermediate / Advanced Ballet Technique 3:30-5:00pm Pointe 5:00-5:30pm Beginner / Intermediate Ballet Technique 5:30-6:30pm Classes are currently limited to four dancers per class so book your lesson today! #balletwithhilary #inpersonballetclass #instudio #verona #montclair #loveourmontclair #fitness #ballet #exercise #health

A Little Support Goes a Long Way...

Although it focuses on fitness trainers, this article from WELL + GOOD resonates with me and I want to share it in support of my fellow dance teachers who have had to adapt in order to pass along their knowledge with the dance community. I started Ballet With Hilary as a response to the studio where I worked being shut down due to Covid-19. The studio wasn't providing classes or information to the students, who largely felt left in the dark. Ballet With Hilary organically

Athleta Shop Card

Athleta has always been one of my favorite brands for working out and teaching due to their high product quality and amazing customer service. More so, I've always been inspired by their mission to "ignite a community of active, healthy, confident women and girls who empower each other to reach their limitless potential". Next time you're shopping at Athleta Willowbrook, mention Ballet With Hilary and receive a $15 Shop Card towards your purchase. You may also call and plac


Hey, Hilary here. A very gracious arts benefactor recently purchased from my website FIVE one hour private lesson gift certificates to be used for “future ballerinas”. 🥰 I've decided to give everyone a fair shot with a giveaway. I will be picking the five lucky winners soon. 🍀 🚨 To enter: Follow @balletwithhilary on Instagram 🩰 Find the #GIVEAWAY post and tag 3 friends who might like a private lesson 💃🏼 💃🏼💃🏼 Tell me why you’d like a private lesson 🤔 You don’t have

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