Photo by Bruce Zinger. Dancers in action from Acis & Galatea.

School of Atelier Ballet

157 King St. E. 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5C 1G9
About the School

 A unique ballet school housed in the historic St. Lawrence Hall, the School of Atelier Ballet offers instruction in ballet and historical dance that is affordable and enjoyable for both the aspiring professional and recreational dancers of all ages. Instruction is provided by professional dancers in a caring, creative atmosphere with convenient class schedules.

The School of Atelier Ballet also offers summer programs in which students study various forms of dance, with a focus on baroque and ballet repertoire. All of our students enter the School of Atelier Ballet (SAB) through an assessment by the director and are provided with an individual placement.

To learn more about our director, Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, C.M., you can find her biography here.

Our Graduates

Students who have trained at the School of Atelier Ballet have gone on to dance with companies such as the National Ballet of Canada, the Stratford Festival, Toronto Dance Theatre, Opera Atelier’s own Artists of Atelier Ballet and various companies in Europe and the United States.

Former students of School of Atelier Ballet, Rebecca Moranis and Nicolas Sullivan.
Stay connected

To learn more about the School of Atelier’s upcoming semester or summer intensives, click on one of the links below. If you would like to be added to our School’s mailing list, please contact us at

I love Opera Atelier for so many reasons. Their School of Atelier Ballet and its programs like Dance Through Time (now know as Doors Open) provided me with so many wonderful opportunities, and Jeannette’s instruction helped give me the tools and technique I needed to launch my professional dance career. I’ve spent the past eight years dancing with a ballet company in Chicago, and currently perform as a guest artist with Opera Atelier. Seeing my friends from Opera Atelier perform here in Chicago at the Harris Theater in 2018 was a wonderful treat, and so breathtaking. I look forward to the day we will all dance together again.

Laura Willis, Former student with School of Atelier Ballet, Professional Dancer & Arts Educator

3+ classes/week = $30 flat (unlimited weekly classes)

1 – 2 classes/week = $10.00/class


Cheques are to be made payable to Atelier Ballet. Post-dated cheques are acceptable. If you are sending your payment by mail, please address the envelope to the ‘School of Atelier Ballet’.

Female-identifying students:

Black leotard, pink tights, pink split sole slippers

Male-identifying students:

Black leotard, black tights or unitard, split sole slippers, dance belt

MONDAYS 4:45pm-5:45pm: Ballet ages 7-9* 6:00pm-7:30pm: Open Ballet TUESDAYS 5:00pm-6:15pm: Elementary Ballet (Ages 10+) WEDNESDAYS 5:30pm-7:00pm: Floor Barre and Ballet THURSDAYS 5:30pm-7:00pm: Intermediate Ballet/Pointe FRIDAYS 5:30pm-7:00pm: Floor Barre and Ballet SATURDAYS 10:30am-11:30am: Pilates Class (Pay the instructor directly) 12:00pm-1:30pm: Intermediate Ballet/Pointe
 2:00pm-3:30pm: Advanced Ballet
 3:45pm-4:30pm: Ballet Ages 5-7