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The Academygroupshot of Russian Classical Ballet and Michigan 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 an academic program through a partnership with Oxford Virtual Academy. At the Academy, students of all ages develop skills including artistry, discipline and confidence to help them reach their fullest potential.

Located in Southeast Michigan, the Academy was founded in 2004 by Michigan native Jessica Morschakov. The Academy was honored with UNESCO inclusion, and named the Official Best Ballet Academy of Michigan. We are the only studio in Michigan with an instructor who has a degree in Pedagogy from Russia’s Moscow Choreographic Institute, widely recognized as the best teacher training program in the world. In addition to offering ballet classes, the Academy also offers students multiple performing opportunities through out the season, and Master Classes with international guest teachers and dancers. Academy students have been accepted to professional ballet academies throughout the world including the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Boston Ballet School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Ellison Ballet, Hamburg Ballet School, Houston Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Vaganova Academy among others, and have also been accepted to multiple summer intensives and university dance programs including Butler, Julliard, North Carolina School of the Arts and University of Michigan. Our students found positions with professional dance companies, dancing successfully with English National Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Nevada Ballet, Royal Ballet of London, Sarasota Ballet, Staatsballet Berlin, Stanislavsky Ballet.