The Academy of Russian Classical Ballet offers students of all ages, levels and backgrounds a world-class professional ballet education in the Vaganova (Russian) ballet method. Our senior instructors have received their Vaganova ballet training from the finest professional institutions in the world, and have all danced in professional ballet companies following graduation. Under the training and guidance provided by the Academy, students study both technique and artistry unique to the Vaganova method, and pursue careers as professional dancers, placement in international ballet academies, university dance programs, or obtain success in many other areas. The Academy’s programs include Children’s Division, Pre-Professional, Adult and Professional Trainee, as well as Academic options. Through the Academy, students of all ages develop skills including artistry, discipline and confidence to help them reach their fullest potential.
The artistic caliber of this educational program and performance is not available anywhere else in the Midwest”
-J. Stahl, Editor Pointe Magazine
Located in Southeast Michigan, the Academy’s facility features over 17,000 square feet of space, with four state-of-the-art studios (all with sprung Marley floors and large viewing windows), onsite costuming and wardrobe, dressing rooms, kitchen, study room and ample waiting lounges. The Academy was honored with UNESCO inclusion, and was named the Official Best Ballet Academy of Michigan. The Academy is the only ballet studio in Michigan with multiple instructors who hold degrees from professional ballet institutions and had careers with professional ballet companies. We are also the only studio in Michigan with an instructor who has a Masters Degree in Ballet Pedagogy and Character Dance from Russia’s Moscow Choreographic Institute, and attended teacher training courses at the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg.
In 2017 the Academy is partnering with Oxford Virtual Academy and the State of Michigan to offer a full academic program at our facility, which will include our ballet and character dance classes as well as performance classes, ballet history, physical therapy.