WELCOME TO BALLET RUSSE BRITISH COLUMBIA
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.
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.