Ballet Russe BC welcomes dancers from around the globe and has proudly hosted students from across Canada, the United States, and Europe.  International students are encouraged to train with us and experience all that Vancouver has to offer.   For these abbreviated bursts of training opportunities, student visas are not always necessary.  For those students who wish to relocate and train with us in our year-round programme, please reach out to us regarding the audition, immigration, and homestay processes.



Ballet Russe BC is happy to assist students ages 13 and up with homestay assistance independently or though West Vancouver Schools where appropriate, should the students enroll successful in one of our 3 partner secondary schools.

Visiting out of town students have a number of options to live with host-families in North and West Vancouver, two of the city’s most desirable areas. Some families host a couple of students at the same time, others host individual students only. Homestay fees are typically facilitated and settled with the host families directly. For any further information, please reach out at or via our Contact Page.



All international and visiting students are required to apply for a student visa for any Canadian study periods greater than 6 moths. Visitors are expected to submit their applications from their home country and application to acceptance times vary based on the students place of residence as well as citizenship.

Ballet Russe BC will provide you with an official Acceptance Letter to include with your initial application once all tuition and administrative fees have been paid for in full. Please note that all international students should refer to theCitizenship and Immigration Canada website for the most up to date information and requirements.


Tuition & Scholarships

Where possible, Ballet Russe BC endeavors to provide financial assistance students who demonstrate exceptional talent and artistic excellence, who have been enrolled in our full-time program for a minimum of 1 year. Scholarship recipients and monetary amounts are determined and granted at the sole discretion of the Executive Director based on ongoing and in-depth evaluations as well as Artistic Director and Instructor feedback.

While we accept inquiries around scholarship opportunities which do not meet the above criteria, we do expect families to respect our decisions and to understand that they are final and that exceptions are very rarely made.


Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy
Ballet Russe BC accepts and admits students of any race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, political belief or conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their admittance and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of any of the aforementioned qualities or characteristics in its recruitment and admission of students, educational policies, scholarship programs, and the operation of any of its school-administered programmes.