Ballet Russe BC’s curriculum is based on the Vaganova training syllabus as issued by the Russian Ministry of Education. A training system meticulously created by the world-renowned Russian ballerina and pedagogue, Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951), this training technique blends romantic components of the French style with the strength and beauty of the Italian technique. Created to capture the dancers’ entire body with precise articulation and beautiful lines, it was Vaganova’s belief that by engaging the entire body with equivalent attention paid to the upper body, épaulement, limbs, and feet, the dancer would achieve a heightened consciousness of movement and broaden their artistic range and abilities.