Fairy Doll

Saturday May 25, 7:00 PM

St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Bluma Appel Theatre

27 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4, Canada

The Fairy Doll was premiered at the Vienna Court Opera on the 4th October 1888. Composed by the Austrian Josef Bayer the score has a regimental music flavour and was the greatest ballet success for the Vienna Court Opera ever; still being performed to this day. The story is about a toy store that has a collection of beautiful lifelike dolls. Favorite of them all is the Fairy Doll. At night when everyone goes to sleep the Fairy Doll awakes and uses her magic to bring the entire toy store to life. Artistic Director Tatiana Stepanova keeps the tradition of the Fairy Doll with stunning costumes, beautiful sets, and captivating choreography. This whimsical tale is for all to enjoy.


Stepanova Ballet Academy 

Through the vision of Stepanova Ballet Academy ’s Artistic Director TATIANA STEPANOVA, we aim to develop technique, discipline, confidence and a sustained love of dance in every student. Based in Thornhill, Ontario, Stepanova Ballet Academy has a diverse group of students from the Greater Toronto Area and beyond ( Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, North York, Mississauga, Oshawa). Stepanova Ballet Academy is based on the principles set out by the Vaganova Method. This precise technique and system of instruction promotes the development of lower back strength, arm plasticity, and all the extra strength, flexibility and endurance needed for ballet.

The breadth and depth of the education we provide, coupled with the expertise and support of our faculty and connections to world class ballet companies, make it possible for us to offer unparalleled ballet training and dance educations programs at the highest quality for a wide range of students.

Our students have succeeded at international dance competitions such as Youth American Grand Prix , and have received scholarships to prestigious ballet academies including Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and Princess Grace Academy in Monaco. Success of our students isn’t solely based on their dance aspirations, learn more about our graduates here.

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Why join Stepanova Ballet Academy?

  • Regardless of dance aspirations, we offer a high quality education for all our students. Our philosophy is that given the opportunity children should receive a proper high quality education that will benefit them for the rest of their lives
  • Classical Ballet Program – comprehensive dance education in a nurturing, well rounded environment.
  • Quality dance training, when continued for a number of years, gives the student confidence as well as the ability to dance properly
  • Gain valuable stage experience by performing in professionally stages classical ballet productions, such as: Cinderella, Pinocchio, Thumbelina, and many more
  • Performance opportunities for our dancers
I am very fortunate to have my ballet training at Stepanova Ballet Academy for the past three years. Tatiana Stepanova is an inspiring ballet master, who motivates students to work to their best ability through her artistically precise and refined teaching. Her unparalleled attention to detail is completely out of this world. I have gained poise, confidence, and strength from the intensive dance program, and my dance technique has greatly improved. Mme. Stepanova has a strict, yet caring demeanor which is greatly effective in nurturing dancers of all ages. She dedicates much of her time and energy to her students as well as to her world-class ballet productions —— which make her stand out from other ballet teachers. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to perform under the direction of Mme. Stepanova at the prestigious Sony Centre in Toronto. It was an invaluable and rare experience! Last but not the least; Stepanova’s excellent ballet training has helped built my physical and mental strength. I am very grateful that the outcomes of physical endurance and perseverance equally benefit my academic studies. Clara Lai

2018 – 2019

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Artistic Director

Tatiana Stepanova

Artistic director Tatiana Stepanova, herself is a Prima Ballerina, having graduated from the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. Mme. Stepanova has a reputation and resume that is shared by a select few in the ballet community. Upon graduating the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she joined the Odessa State Ballet company where she soon became the principal dancer and Prima Ballerina. Mme. Stepanova’s experience includes principal roles in an extensive classical, contemporary and modern repertoire. Tatiana Stepanova has established herself not only as an accomplished and exceptional dancer, but also a Master Teacher and a great choreographer.

Mme. Stepanova has single handily choreographed the following master pieces:

Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Graduation Ball, Hansel & Gretel, My Way (Frank Sinatra), Snow White, Thumbelina, Coppelia, Chipollino, Pinocchio, La Fille Mal Gardee, The Fairy Doll and The Nutcracker


Meet our world class instructors hand picked by Prima Ballerina Mme. Stepanova.


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Ballet lessons are offered for all levels of commitment and ability

Why Join us?


  • Highly skilled, truly talented teachers
  • A strong ballet curriculum
  • Perform in professionally-staged productions
  • Comprehensive dance education in a nurturing, well rounded environment
  • Injury-free training emphasizing the simultaneous development of both technical proficiency and individual artistry
  • Classically trained ballet dancers can go anywhere in the world and take class anywhere they choose.


Stepanova Ballet Academy is now accepting new students. Please contact us to arrange for an appointment and tour of our facility. 

Location: 85 Glen Cameron Rd, Thornhill, Ontario

Telephone: (905) 731-3808

Email: info@stepanovaacademy.com