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Ballet Russe BC

Located in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia, Ballet Russe BC is easily accessed not only to those who reside on the North Shore, but also to anyone heading in via the Lions Gate Bridge or the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge.

Ballet Russe BC is the only classical ballet training facility in Western Canada that is exclusively dedicated to the Vaganova method. 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.

With local and international backgrounds and decades of incredible professional experience, the school’s Directors and Faculty share a wealth of knowledge and expertise and provide unparalleled leadership and development training to Ballet Russe BC students.

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Our Mission

Ballet Russe BC provides unparalleled classical and contemporary instruction to students in pursuit of the highest calibre of dance education, at one of the provinces finest training facilities. While our programme is most ideal for serious students in pursuit of a professional career in dance, those with varying degrees of experience and interests will also flourish under our Faculty’s leadership and instruction.

Through conscientious and meticulous training, our mission is to inspire, educate, and prepare students for futures in dance and to instill upstanding habits that will last them a lifetime.


Our students are regularly accepted, often on scholarship, in international summer intensive studies in prestigious professional academies such as Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Kirov Ballet Academy, The Royal Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Atlanta Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Ellison Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, and Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, just to name a few.

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Come Join Us

The Ballet Russe BC entrance is located at the South doors at the back of the building. We are located on the 2nd and top floor of the building and enjoy views of the North Shore Mountains and Downtown Vancouver, as well as incredible natural light which floods in from large windows which span the entire perimeter walls of our school, including all thereof our studios as well as our entry and front room. We have 10 reserved parking stalls clearly marked with Ballet Russe BC signage as well as plenty of overflow visitor parking towards the front of the building when needed.

 
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