In response to growing demand for high-caliber dance education and the need to ensure a long-term home in the suburbs, Boston Ballet School is expanding and relocating its Newton Studio. With a range of personas to consider (child/adult student, students with disabilities, families, and faculty) the design team considered each user’s experience and focused on how to simultaneously respect the rigor of ballet training while creating a welcoming setting for all. The professional studio will feature expanded and improved common areas and amenities for students, families and staff. Inspired by the elegance of ballet, wood-like finishes will create a warm setting. From the studio space to the locker rooms to the lounge areas, the timeless design will create a holistic experience for all.