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Welcome to the MainStage Academy of Dance website. We offers superior classical training that is rooted in the Vaganova Russian System of Ballet and is geared towards students that are ready to achieve a new level of artistic excellence. We offer a well-rounded dance experience in a wide-range of classes including Ballet Technique, Pointe, Pas De Deux, Variations, Contemporary, Bosu Technique, Aerial Flexibility and Hip-Hop. We also provide top-notch, professional performance opportunities for our students in a nurturing family oriented environment. We look forward to hearing from you...!

Our Future Stars

Join me in congratulating MainStage Dancers Brittney Maerker and Emma Johnson for on their outstanding performances at both the Youth America Grad Prix in Chicago, Ill and the International Youth Ballet Competition (ADC/IBC) in St. Petersburg Florida. They had the honor of competing with top youth dancers from around the globe.

Brittney has received acceptance to the Sarasota Ballet, North Carolina School for the Performing Arts and the Next Generation Ballet at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa Florida -

I am happy to announce that Brittney will be attending Next Generation Ballet at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa Florida this summer!

Emma Johnson received full tuition summer scholarship to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a full tuition scholarship for summer and year Round Programs form Cary Ballet conservatory in North Carolina and a personal future invite to the Washington Ballet directly from the Programs Director Xiomara Rayes.

I’m happy to announce that Emma will be attending Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet this summer!

Brittney Maerker and Emma Johnson are shining examples of where hard work, dedication, sacrifice and talent can take you!!

I could not be prouder,

-Director Bray

Ps. Continue to check back for further dancer updates as we have additional announcement coming soon!!

2017 Spring Show Gala in II Acts

MainStage Academy of Dance will Premier its first Excerpt from  SWAN LAKE as a part of our Spring “Gala” (in two acts)

(Act 1)  will features Contemporary and Hip-Hop Choreography by Artistic Director Eddy Bray

(Act2) Except Swan Lake

The Oconomowoc Art Center

Performance Date:

Sunday, June 4 - 2 pm

Tickets available at:

OAC Box Office 262-560-3172

MainStage Academy of Dance

105 N. Main Street, Dousman   262.965.5763

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet is a story about a young girl who’s favorite Christmas toy, a Nutcracker, comes to life. After the Nutcracker defeats the evil Mouse King in battle, he whisks her away to a magical kingdom. 

The Nutcracker Ballet is performed entirely by the students of Mainstage Academy of Dance along with a few of their parents. The young cast of boys and girls, ages 8-18, will perform choreography by MainStage Artistic Director, Eddy Bray. Many of the Nutcracker costumes for the performance are

hand-sewn and shipped directly from the Republic of Moldova. The popular Southern Wool Lion Dance costume was designed made in Hong Kong. This year’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King masks were hand made in Amsterdam.

Performance Dates:

Friday, December 8 - 7 pm

Saturday, December 9 - 1 pm & 7 pm

Sunday, December 10 - 2 pm


Regular: $18

Seniors: $16

Groups of 10 or more $15

OAC Box Office 262-560-3172

Behind the Scenes of the Nutcracker

Come join us for...



Saturday, October 7 - 10 am & 12 pm


$15.00  Adult accompanying 1 child

Event is age appropriate for 4-10 years.

June 2017 / Gala in II Acts (Ft., Swan Lake)

October2017  / Dracula 

December 2017 / Nutcracker (& Behind the Scenes)

On Stage

World Premier Halloween 2017

A must see collaboration with MainStage Academy of Dance and the Oconomowoc Arts Center. Our production of Dracula is a family friendly Halloween thriller celebrating the Oconomowoc Art Center’s 10th anniversary

Event is appropriate for ages 8 and older.

The Oconomowoc Art Center celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary.

Performance Dates:


Friday, October 13 - 7 pm

Saturday, October 14- 1 pm & 7 pm

Sunday, October 15 - 2 pm


$18 for adults

$12 HS & Younger, Military with ID

OAC Box Office 262-560-3172

Master Class with Valery Lantratov Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28

Artistic Director of the Russian National Ballet Foundation Valery Lantratov has had a distinguished career as a dancer in the companies of Vladimir Vasiliev, Maya Plistesetskaya and Ekaterina Maximova and international tours with Rudolf Nureyev.

Mr. Lantratov comes to MainStage Academy of Dance direct from Russia!

Master Classes with Mme. Elizabeth Boitsov (dates to be announced)


Mme. Boitsov is the former Master Teacher for the Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre Ballet School, the State Ballet Company and School in Gdansk, Poland, and the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, Sweden. Mme. Boitsov is also founder and the Artistic Director of Boitsov Classical Ballet, Chicago, Ill

Mme. Boitsov is Mr. Bray’s Teacher, Mentor, life long Friend and Inspiration!

   Summer 2017 Guest Artist

   Summer 2017 Guest Artist