Ms. Elaine Balden


I teach Elementary & Middle School Drama; K-12 Dance; High School Hip-Hop Team; Elementary, Middle, & High School Cheer. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I have two grown daughters, both graduated from Ribét Academy. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and doing what I teach-dance, music, theater, and sports.


I attended Sam Houston State University- Music Education. I began my professional dance career over 40 years ago- both as a teacher and a performer. As a performer, I have been a featured dancer on hundreds of television shows and years of live theatrical performances all over the country and beyond.

Teaching at Ribét:

I have been teaching at Ribét since 2000.

Favorite part about Ribét:

I am so very grateful that the administration continues to value and support the arts. I love being able to share my passions with the next generations.

Ms. Elaine Balden

Dance (All Grades), Middle School Drama, Cheer, Hip-Hop Team