Ballet Schools & Academies

Vancouver, BC

Artistic Director: Artemis Gordon, L.I.S.T.D. (C.S.B.)
Arts Umbrella’s Dance Program is internationally recognized for producing highly employable graduates who are dancing in companies around the world. The program features innovative, professional dance education that develops the whole dancer, stressing technical strength and artistic development in Vancouver, BC.

International guest teachers and choreographers and
professional faculty.
Programs for dancers age 2 to 22, both professional and
International Summer Dance Intensive.
By audition: International Summer Dance Intensive,
Post-Secondary Dance Diploma Program with Vancouver
Community College, Professional Training Program (half-day Secondary academics), and Arts Umbrella Dance Company.
Class include: Ballet with pointe, partnering and mens’ work, Contemporary, and Repertoire, with performance opportunities.

(604) 681-5268

North Vancouver, BC

Artistic Director: Tracy-Lea Bloch L.I.S.T.D. & Gyrotonic
Classical Ballet & Contemporary Training

Ages 4 -17 yrs:
Young Ballerina Classes
Foundation & Professional Training Programs
ISTD IMPERIAL Classical Ballet Examinations
Half-Day Training for High School Students
Gyrotonic® Expansion System & Pilates Training
Onsite Physiotherapy Treatment
Provincial and International Competitions
Gala Performances (10-11 June)
Summer School Intensives (15-16 August)

Studio 203 #106 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC

Langley, BC

OUR NEW STUDIO now at 20215 62 Ave. Langley will now be a Royal Academy of Dance Approved Venue (RAV)
Principals Deborah Cameron A.R.A.D. R.T.S. D.I.P. Lifetime member
Kelly Bennis R.T.S.

“Teaching a love of dance that lasts a Lifetime” through
inspiration, encouragement and knowledgeable training by dedicated staff mentoring students to achieve success professionally
or simply for recreational enjoyment.
• Proud of our many dancers with professional dance careers
• Specializing in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet – All Syllabi
• Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Acro
Programs for Pre-school ages, Children, Adults and Professionals
• Examinations, Performances, Competitions, Summer Intensives & Children’s Theme Dance Camps

(604) 530-210

Toronto, ON

Mavis Staines, C.M., DHumL, Artistic Director & CEO

Established in 1959, Canada’s National Ballet School is a world leader in the training of professional ballet dancers and teachers. Dedicated to excellence, NBS staff are an international group of talented instructors who adhere to the highest standards in training and development of the students’ abilities.

Professional Ballet Program:
Full-time dance training, academic education and residential care for students in Grades 6 through 12
Full-time dance training for post-secondary students
Designed to take students from the earliest stage of intensive training through to the brink of a full-time
career in dance

Teacher Training Program:
Recognized as a hallmark of excellence
Prepares students for a successful dance teaching career
Various programs available: three year diploma, two year diploma or one year certificate for professional dancers, five year joint diploma/degree with either Simon Fraser University or York University
100% of graduates employed upon completion of the program
Opportunity to obtain Registered Teacher Status with the RAD; Associate teaching qualification with ISTD and/or Cecchetti Society

Also Available:
Associates Program: after school and weekend classes for children ages six to 17 years
Adult ballet
Professional Development for practicing teachers
Annual Teachers’ Idea Exchange opportunity in July

NBS graduates are always in demand and can be found as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, teachers and administrators in over 65 dance companies worldwide and even more schools around the globe.

Admission for Professional Programs by audition.

400 Jarvis St., Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6
(416) 964-3780 F: (416) 964-5133

Port Moody, BC

Internationally renowned performer, choreographer, and master teacher, Cori Caulfield, leads an expert and dedicated faculty.

Ballet: R.A.D. Exam Preparation to Solo Seal
Jazz/Lyrical Tap Modern/Contemporary
Hip Hop Acrobatics
Musical Theatre Singing Acting
Choreography and Pedagogy
Alumni accomplishments include: San Francisco Ballet Company, Josh Beamish’s MOVE: the company, American Ballet Theatre,
Miami City Ballet, and Ballet BC; Broadway; Television (including “So You Think You Can Dance” U.S. All-Star Alex Wong); music videos; feature films; top cruise lines; Cirque du Soleil; Prix de Lausanne winner; V.B.S. Scholarships including Top Student; World Tap Dance Championships including Adult Soloist; B.C. Provincial Title Holders in Dance: Ballet; Contemporary/Modern; Tap, Jazz & Stage; and Voice: Musical Theatre; and Classical.
Standard and Professional* Training Divisions and Performance Companies*
Summer: Intensives and Drop-in Classes in Ballet (3 levels), Pointe and Jazz/Contemporary Technique
Many performing opportunities. This is a great place to grow up.
* By audition and interview only. Half-day training optional.

New Location: 2610 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B6
(604) 469-9366

Surrey, BC

Home of B.C. Provincial Representatives since 1987
Artistic Director | Tyra Sergeant, R. T. S.
Celebrating 40 years of Excellence in Dance

Professional Training from Pre-School to Adult

We specialize in Royal Academy of Dance
Classes offered in R.A.D. Ballet, Pointe & Variation,
Modern/Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz and Conditioning
Examinations, Festivals, Performances, and Summer Training

#631-7789 134th Street, Surrey, B.C. V3W 9E9
(604) 594-2132 •

Vancouver, BC

Be Inspired by Excellence and Unveil Your True Potential
Celebrating over 35 years as a premier dance academy in Canada and recognized internationally, the Goh Ballet provides extraordinary opportunities for young dancers to reach their full potential. From the earlier years to after-school training and advancing onto dedicated professional programs, students are prepared for a bright career. Integrated programs with a well-rounded curriculum and progressive methodology in Vagonova, R.A.D. syllabi, international guest instructors, innovative variety of choreographic styles and repertoire.

Goh Ballet Youth Company Canada, Post-Graduate studies to bridge student to professional
Senior Professional / Combined Academic with Professional Training Programmes
Short Term, Goal Oriented Programmes
Junior School, Afterschool & Pre Programmes
International Summer Intensives / All Ages-July and August
Student Achievements Include:
1st Prize: Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland
Gold Medals : Genée International Ballet Competition, England. Tanzolymp Festival, Germany. Wien Welt Wettbewerb, Austria.
Alumni Careers: American Ballet Theatre, English National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet, among others
Admission by Assessment & Audition. Contact us for details.

2345 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 3C9
Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @GohBallet  (604) 872-4014

HARBOUR DANCE CENTRE (Downtown Vancouver)
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver’s Premier Dance Facility for over 30 years
Drop In Classes, Progressive Workshops and Intensive Training Program
Teens and Adults all levels Ages 16+
6 Classes per week for Ages 14+

Directors: Moe Brody and Pamela Rosa
Programme runs from Sept – June each year
25 hours per week, individual mentoring
Intensive Dance Training, including Circus, Singing and Acting
Performance experience and technical training from a professional, talented and caring Team to take you to the next level
For Intermediate+ dancers
For Audition Dates: Penticton, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver.Please see website for dates. Video submissions accepted.
Classes in: Ballet, Contemporary, Street Styles, Broadway, Tap+
2016 dates:
Junior Summer Intensive for ages 10-16
Runs for 3 weeks in July
Adult Summer Intensive for ages 14-Adult
Runs for 2-3 weeks in July
5 Beautiful Sprung floor studios; Rentals; Private functions;
World Class teachers, over 100 Drop In classes per week
Directors: Pamela Rosa, Moe Brody, Sabine Clifford

927 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1L3
(604) 684-9542

Surrey, BC

Creator/Director Susie Green – Recipient of two – 2002, 2011 – Global Arts Awards, Los Angeles, for outstanding contributions to global arts performance and arts education internationally.

CANADA’S INTERNATIONAL YOUTH COMPANY has performed to 3/4 of a million students worldwide. Four world fairs and United Nations Conference in Beijing, China – Global platform of youth issues, peace, human rights and the environment.
Auditioning young artists for local single performances.
Please call or txt Susie Green (604) 836-6768 to arrange
audition time. Limited spaces available.
Artist in Residence at elementary & secondary schools and Universities – locally and internationally.
Choreographer/Teacher/Mentor at Dance Studios and Music studios for competition work including solos/duos/trios/groups – ORFF MUSIC.
Private lessons available.
Call or txt Susie Green (604) 836-6768

2789 McBride Ave., Crescent Beach, Surrey, B.C. V4A 3G3
(604) 836-6768 F (604) 535-8075

Coquitlam, BC

Director: Lucienne Ancykowski
Ballet – Vaganova, Cecchetti, Character
Pre-School to Adults
Small Classes
Quality Programmes
Performances, Festivals
Summer school in July

(604) 931-3196

Québec City, QC

Professional training in contemporary dance
Admission by audition
Dance-Performance Program in partnership with the Cégep de Sainte-Foy (DEC technique)
Contemporary Dance Program (AEC)
PPMN (professional training upgrading program)
Dance-Studies, specific art project (Grades 7 to 11)
Concentration in Dance (Grades 5 and 6)
L’EDQ offers also a recreative program for children and adults.

(418) 649-4715 poste 223 •

Montréal, QC

Anik Bissonnette, O.C., C.Q., Artistic Director

Only francophone institution in North America to provide a professional ballet program
Professional ballet training and academic program for students from Grade Five to third year junior college. Graduates receive a college diploma in classical dance and performance, which also leads to university.
L’École supérieure is featured in the Cambridge University
Students’ Union 2015 Guide to Excellence alongside its high school academic partner, the Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie.
L’École supérieure has received the Outstanding School Award from the Youth America Grand Prix.
L’École supérieure offers also a Preparatory Program and a Recreational Program for children and adults.

4816, rue Rivard, Montréal, QC H2J 2N6
(514) 849-4929  (514) 849-6107

North Vancouver, BC

The Centre of Opportunity for Tomorrow’s Professionals
Professional 16 thousand square foot facility with 6 Dance Studios, 4 Academic Classrooms, Pilates Studio, Student Lounges and onsite Physio/Rehab Room

On-site ACADEMICS Grade 6 & up
Full Day & Half-Day Formal Programmes
Classical Ballet Contemporary Ballet Contemporary Jazz
Homestay Options
Also After School Pre-Professional Programmes
ISTD & RAD Examinations, International & Provincial Competitions,
Community Performances, Career Guidance, Holistic Training
Home of “CatchingART Contemporary Ballet Theatre” aspirant company experience

3 – 1225 E. Keith Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1J3
(604) 984-2783 • •

Belleville, ON

Artistic Director, Catherine Taylor
Quinte Ballet School of Canada (Belleville, Ontario) provides an innovative, versatile dance curriculum grounded in classical ballet technique. Our faculty are dedicated to providing an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment that nurtures talented young people towards a career in the dance industry.
Full-time Professional Training Program (by audition), Sep-June
Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board (academic grades 6 -12) affiliation
Homestay Families Available (Summer Dance residency at Albert College)
Summer Dance Intensive, July
Professional Intensive Training-audition required
Open Program – no audition required
Recreation Division, Sep-June
Wide variety of dance instruction for ages 3 to adult;
R.A.D. Program available

(613) 962-9274  (866) 962-9274 •

Vancouver, BC

Canada’s Premier Bollywood Dance Company
Artistic Director: Shiamak Davar

Programs conducted by SHIAMAK dance instructors:
SHIAMAK Bollywood Jazz: The spice of Bollywood combined with the energy of Jazz
Shiamak’s Style: Indo contemporary and modern movement with influences of Indian classical and folk dance
SHIAMAK Bollywood Workout: High energy Bollywood moves to Bollywood grooves
Personal Training Program: One on one training for special occasions like weddings, birthdays or competitions
Dance Classes for all ages. Join our 3 month programs and perform on stage thrice a year.

Vancouver: (604) 924-9104
Toronto: (416) 744-2625

Winnipeg, MB

Co-directors: Odette Heyn, C.M. and Faye Thomson, C.M.

Professional post-secondary contemporary dance performance programme
Nationally renowned faculty and guest choreographers and teachers
Graduates performing professionally across Canada and internationally
Affiliation with the University of Winnipeg: BA (Hons) in Dance available
The School gratefully acknowledges the support of:
The Government of Canada – Canadian Heritage
The Manitoba Arts Council, The Winnipeg Arts Council

Suite 104-211 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3P2
(204) 452-1239


Richmond, BC

Producing Canada’s Most Exciting Young Professionals
New Program – Graduate Dance Collective 2016/2017

Home to B.C. Provincial Winners in Ballet and Musical Theatre since 1989.
R.A.D. Solo Seal, London Genée Award, Prix de Lausanne
finalists and graduates dancing with world-renowned
companies including the National Ballet of Canada,
Alberta Ballet, Batsheva Dance Co. Isreal and many others
Complete Recreational and Internationally Recognized Junior- Senior Professional Programs.
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre – Voice, Acting – ALL LEVELS
Vaganova Technique, all R.A.D. Examinations
Professional Half-Day Dance/Academic plus Full Evening & Graduate Programs
Pilates Studio, Body Conditioning, Experiential Anatomy
Year Round Performance Experiences
10,000 square feet of professional facilities
Train with Fully Registered, highly qualified teachers whose performance careers span the world’s leading companies.

7860 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1X7
(604) 278-7816

Calgary, AB

Led by Artistic Director Edmund Stripe, the School of Alberta Ballet is the official training centre of Alberta Ballet, providing students with exclusive mentoring and performance opportunities.

Professional Division
Full-time dance and academic training for students in
grades 7-12 (Residence available)
Dance only option for grades 5-6
Dedicated Contemporary Dance Stream for grades 10-12
Financial assistance and scholarships
Post-Secondary Programs
Professional Graduate Program: A two-year, full-time program for post-secondary students requiring additional training before Alberta Ballet II.
Alberta Ballet II: Bridging the gap between school and a professional career, ABII is a one to two-year, full-time, tuition-free program offering exclusive performance opportunities with Alberta Ballet.
Also Offered
Open Division: intensive and recreational programming for ages 3-adult
Summer Camps and Intensives

(403) 245-2274

Ottawa, ON

Artistic Director: Merrilee Hodgins A.R.A.D.

Founded in 1978 by Merrilee Hodgins and Joyce Shietze, The School of Dance has an international reputation as a centre for excellence in arts education.

Professional Ballet Studies | Director: Mary Ross, Fellow and Examiner, CSC-CICB
An eight-year study programme for students 8 to 16 years of age with performance opportunities in National Theatres.
Cecchetti Exam preparation.
Contemporary Dance Diploma Programme | Director: Sylvie Desrosiers BAV , C.Ed.
A three-year post-secondary diploma programme, approved as a vocational training program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, for intermediate and advanced dancers. Strong and versatile training with prominent Canadian Guest choreographers and teachers. Performance opportunities in National Theatres.
Other Programmes include classes for children, teens and adults and the DragonFly Programme, for Learners with Down Syndrome.

(613) 238-7838

Toronto, ON

Artistic Director: Patricia FraserThe School is passionately committed to training and education
in the art of contemporary dance. Spend your day dancing with us!
Contemporary/Modern Summer Intensives
Contemporary and Graham techniques, repertory/new creation
Ages 13 and older
Professional Training Program
Three year, full-time, post-secondary program
Conservatory-style education with concentration on studio work
Expert faculty, celebrated guest artists, extensive performing experience
Joint program with York University can lead to B.F.A. in dance
Final Audition (for September 2016): July 16th, 2016
Auditions (for September 2017): February & July 2017

80 Winchester Street, Toronto ON M4X 1B2
(416) 967-6887 ext. 22

Washington, DC USA

Kee Juan Han, School Director
Co-founded in 1944 by the late Mary Day and Lisa Gardiner, The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) is recognized nationally and internationally for its classical training and dedication to excellence in dance and dance education.
The Washington School of Ballet curriculum includes pre-ballet, boys’ classes, and a graded program for children through young adulthood, many of whom wish to pursue dance as a career. Students catch glimpses of The Washington Ballet rehearsals and can earn the opportunity to perform in company productions.
The school offers a Professional Training Program that brings together especially talented students from around the world for intensive training. The school also offers a Trainee Program that provides beneficial training upon entering the professional field and many performing opportunities with the Company.
Visit our website For more information about school auditions or summer intensive programs.

(202) 362-3606

Vancouver, BC

Operating out of Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Society, which turned 70 in 2016, offers an annual Spring Seminar Week Intensive, taught by internationally known dance artists/teachers, to students aged 11-18, selected by audition. Scholarships are awarded at the end of the seminar.
The not-for-profit Society, also offers 3-6 Master Classes annually with dance artists from visiting companies and maintains an archives and library open to the public.

(604) 681-1525

Victoria, BC

Bleiddyn Bellis FCSC-CICB, Enrico Cecc Final Diploma

An intensive dance training program committed to helping students reach their fullest personal potential.
Students are nurtured in an encouraging atmosphere with a
dedication to excellence.
Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Jazz
Summer Intensive
Personal attention and guidance
BRIDGE PROGRAM (post secondary)
A 2 year, PCTIA registered, post-graduate Diploma program preparing dancers to pursue a career in professional dance. Students are encouraged to explore different aspects of professional dance life through the extensive program curriculum in a professional atmosphere.
Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Pas de Deux, Contemporary, Jazz
Guest Teachers, Choreographers
Anatomy, Ballet History, Choreography, Career Exploration, Nutrition
Individual advising, career preparation and assistance from
experienced Academy faculty connect students to avenues in the professional field.

(250) 590-6752

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