Shonda, parent ELEVATE dancer

“Encounter Performing Arts Company is a place for my daughter to grow not only her dance skills but also develop her faith. She has wonderful, supportive friendships and teachers who seek to help her reflect the image of her loving Heavenly Father.” 

Shelia, parent of ELEVATE dancer

Micheal and Olivia bring a completely different approach to Ballet for the Des Moines area. Wholesome, encouraging, and inspiring, their influence has been character building for my daughter. Their technique and professionalism gives dancers ability to dance at a level that is respected across the dance community. Encounter provides a platform to worship while instilling ballet technique that is challenging and professional.

Auditions for the 2020-2021 training year with ELEVATE will be directly following our summer intensive  and will be held on:

August 1st 9:00am - 12pm


Encounter Grace Ministries

1380  NE 66th Ave.

Des Moines,  IA 50313

Dancers would be notified of acceptance that day and would begin training that August.

Those attending auditions should wear classical ballet attire and bring with them pointe shoes and a 


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Encounter Performing Arts Company

1380 NE 66th Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50313

Phone: 515-630-1789