Annemarie Brunner-Abderholden founded Valley Academy for the Arts in 2002 as one of the only not-for-profit ballet school and arts conservatories in Northeastern Wisconsin. Her mission and vision is to provide training programs that empower future generations of dancers through the classical tradition of ballet by providing opportunities for dancers of all ages to experience ballet.
Valley Academy for the Arts is located near the downtown core of Neenah, Wisconsin, and easily accessible from Highway 41. The Academy occupies 16,000 square feet comprised of 3 dance studios, art and gallery space, music rooms, meeting rooms, kitchen, and change facilities. Each dance studio is equipped with sprung floors covered with Marley, pianos, mirrors, air conditioning, and viewing windows.