In His Steps Ballet                
                    Lisa M. McKinnis, MA
 Artistic Director / Instructor



Training for the Arts!

       Classical  Ballet  Pointe   Tap
   Jazz  Lyrical          Voice
   Piano  Violin   Instrumental 
   Art -  sketching,
 painting ...
 Audition  Training  Music Therapy
   Summer  Camps


 Convenient class  times

Session III Begins April 2nd - new students are welcome to register March 16th through March 30th.

Community Education Class offerings for Summer:

* American Girl Gathering - learn to dance the waltz step
  with your favorite doll, sew an outfit, and learn the proper etiquette of having tea party!  Mrs. Lisa in collaboration with community volunteers will host this event in the Summer of 2015.

We want to recognize our supporters for the 2015 Season!  

East Central Dental in Braham
Cambridge Eye Clinic
Cambridge Floral, Inc. - Celebrate with Flowers
Cambridge State Bank 
Cambridge Launderers & Cleaners
Paul & Robyn Fixell
D. Sherwood McKinnis, Attorney at Law
Dr. Mike & Tracy Patten
Dr. Tom Tunberg
Michelle Lundeen, ReMax Reality
Newton Financial Services 

and many more ... we appreciate your support.

Session III begins April 1, 2015
 apply today 
(See forms section for detailed information)

Featured Students: We get to know our students individually.  We strive to inspire each student to find his or her path.

Examples below show Levi who is on his preprofessional track in classical ballet:

Former In His Steps Ballet student Levi Durie featured in Sleeping Beauty.

Congratulations Levi!

Dream Big with In His Steps Ballet.  Below is our poster for an original Musical Ballet that we created.


 To Contact Us use our Contact Us Tab please or email: or 612-991-9556

We are located at: Studio 156
140 Buchanan Street, Cambridge City Center, Cambridge, MN 55008
(next to Gamer's Den)  

About Us

 "In His Steps Ballet & performing arts company" is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was officially established in 2002.  McKinnis has a vision for bringing education in the arts primary through dance and music.  Classical ballet is our primary teaching tool for technique training.  Proper ballet technique transfer to all other dance art forms.  We also have students who participate in ballet to improve martial arts and sports.  
In His Steps Ballet has developed the first performing arts company for the Isanti County - Cambridge area specifically for the  purpose of providing training to students of all ages.
In His Steps Ballet & performing arts company’s mission is to
 “engage, explore, and encourage the performing arts.”  

We offer training in drama, music, art, and a wide variety of dance for individuals of all ages interested in becoming part of the performing arts community.

We collaborate with individual instructors in the training we offer.
We are also collaborative in that we reach beyond the student body of
In His Steps Ballet to include performing artists from other communities and studios. One example has been our ability to offer our community the opportunity to enjoy the performing arts through our mini-series events.
Perhaps you have already been blessed by one of these events.

Visions of great and wonderful things is my hope for each and every student that participates with In His Steps Ballet & Performing Arts Company. I see teaching ballet as the tool to develop physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. I also see ballet as nurturing the soul through form and movement. I am blessed and energized by the joy found from creating an atmosphere where students and fellow instructors may experience creativity and meaning through movement, music and drama. My mind and heart understand the importance for artists to have an outlet for his or her expression.

-Lisa McKinnis 

My daughter loves ballet, she loves the friends she has made and the older girls who help out with her class. I love this studio because of the wonderful nurturing environment. Its about dance and learning to be the best you can be be not learning how to be better than everyone else. The lack of competition makes it a safe, fun place to be. I travel to come to this studio because it is worth the drive. Lisa is a great teacher who empowers the kids with the ability to be creative and express themselves through dance. I look forward to many more years of my daughter working with her.
-Michelle Bernardi

My daughters proudest moment has been seeing her years of practice, love and dedication to dance, especially ballet, pay off in the form of pointe shoes. I have never seen such joy in my daughter, as when she first danced in her pointe shoes! In His Steps Ballet has enhanced every part of her; opening the doors to the world of dance and the arts. Her ballet instructor Lisa is the kind of role model, every parent wishes for their child. She has encouraged her self expression, confidence and her ability to see that putting your very best into something pays off. This very best translated into my daughter wanting to help the younger children with their dancing and take pride in their achievements. This has also payed off in her becoming an Honor Student. I couldn't be more happy in the young woman my daughter has become and the friendships she has made through In His Steps.

2014 Minnesota State Fair Semi-Finalist
Contemporary Ballet Solo to Human by Christina Perry
  Our Elite Petite class working in costume.  It can be tricky getting the arm movements just right when wearing a tutu.  We thank Veronica Barnes for being our official professional photographer!  

   Parmida has found her second home at our studio.  She and her family have recently moved to the United States from Persia.  We call her our Energy Bunny - as she is non-stop movement.