A unique ballet school housed in the historic St. Lawrence Hall, the School of Atelier Ballet offers instruction in ballet, modern dance and historical dance that is affordable and enjoyable for both the aspiring professional and the recreational dancer. Instruction is provided by professional dancers in a caring, creative atmosphere with convenient class schedules. Many students have gone on to pursue further professional training with Canada’s National Ballet School, School of American Ballet, and Ryerson University Dance Department.
All of our students enter the School of Atelier Ballet through an assessment by the director and are provided with an individual placement. Please call Claire Lucht at 416.703.3767 x232 or email for more information.
For more information about current and future programming, please see our seasonal newsletter.
CLASS SCHEDULE UPDATES:
Holiday classes will run as follows:
Open Ballet 5:45pm-7:15pm Dec 23, 27, 30, Jan 2 & 3.
Adult Ballet 9:30am-11am Dec 28 & Jan 4.
Advanced Ballet 2pm-3:30pm Dec 28 & Jan 4.
PLEASE NOTE: The Opera Atelier offices are closed for the holidays from Dec 23-Jan 1.
SAB and Opera Atelier are closed on all statutory holidays.
Students who have trained at the School of Atelier Ballet have gone on to dance with companies such as Opera Atelier’s Artists of Atelier Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. Others have become teachers of ballet, or have applied their training to studies in music, art history, and drama.
Dance Through Time: Dancers from the School of Atelier Ballet present a fascinating program of free public dance recitals tracing the history of dance from the Renaissance through to the Romantic era (15tth to 19th centuries), Marshall Pynkoski (Opera Atelier’s Co-Artistic Director) provides an educational and entertaining commentary that gives each dance a historical context.
Atelier Ballet Summer Program: The School of Atelier Ballet offers summer programs in which students study various forms of dance with a focus on Baroque and early Romantic repertoire. Click here to see our summer brochure.