During the past 30 years, Plano based Chamberlain School of Performing Arts has earned a reputation as the principal pre professional ballet school of north Texas by providing outstanding dance training in the classical tradition. The company focus on building Classical Foundations for Life is evident in the lives of the schools dancers who benefit from rigorous training, development of self-discipline and healthy bodies, self confidence, outstanding performance opportunities, and an appreciation for the arts. Each year the schools students are awarded scholarships to prestigious colleges and universities as well as summer study scholarships with elite ballet companies around the country. Many graduates have gone on to establish professional careers with well-known dance companies and Broadway productions. Founder and Artistic Director, Kathy Chamberlain, is an internationally recognized figure in the world of classical ballet and is a former recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Scholarship to the School of American Ballet the official School of the New York City Ballet.