Under the artistic direction of Tatiana Stepanova (Prima Ballerina, People’s Artist of Ukraine and Graduate of Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow) Stepanova Ballet Academy has become one of the premier ballet schools in Toronto.
SBA proudly utilizes the prestigious Russian Vaganova Method of instruction. This precise technique and system of instruction promotes the development of lower backÂ strength, arm plasticity, and the requisiteÂ strength,Â flexibilityÂ andÂ enduranceÂ for ballet. These benefits can be seen in the promotion ofÂ better posture, sculpting and toning the body, flexibility andÂ creative expression.
In addition to developing strong technique, students gain valuable life skills such as self-discipline and motivation, creativity, increased critical thinking, confidence and self-esteem.
Stepanova Ballet Academy consistently provides the highest quality training at every level, in every program through:
- Highly Skilled and talented teachers.
- A strong ballet curriculum with enrichments in character, and jazz
- Performing in professionally staged productions
- Performing opportunities with Toronto International Ballet Theatre.
Students will be given tremendous opportunities to perform in many outstanding and famous classical pieces. Our primary focus in this unique ballet academy will be to create a professionally driven atmosphere, in which our students can both thrive as well as strive to rise to their fullest potential.
Mme. Tatiana Stepanova completed her training at the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Upon completion of her training, she returned to her native home in Odessa, where she was invited to perform as Principal Dancer for the Odessa State Ballet Company. It was here that Mme. Stepanova was given the opportunity to dance the Principal Roles in an extensive classical, contemporary, and modern repertoire. More