Launching the next generation of dancers onto the world stage

Melbourne Academy of the Arts is regarded as one of Melbourne’s best ballet schools. Our vision is to inspire the future of classical ballet & dance by nurturing, training & educating young dancers to an exceptional level of technical & artistic skill in preparation for a professional career in dance. The Academy provides our students with comprehensive professional full-time ballet & after school training programs. Our classical ballet training is studied in the Russian Vaganova method. The Academy prides itself on providing our students with the best professional ballet training available by offering a systematic & consecutive method of instruction. In addition we offer interstate & international ballet programs, extra-curricular activities & opportunities, world class facilities & professional full-scale performances. Our students gain access to international & national directors, teachers, dancers & choreographers. 

Melbourne Academy of the Arts’ system of training is in the Russian Vaganova Method. Across the world, the Vaganova Method is acknowledged as The number one system of training for classical ballet.


Academy students have been accepted, invited into or attended the following prestigious and world renown companies & schools for full-time or part-time vocational training, international competitions and finals, summer intensive programs & guest artist performances.

Vaganova Academy

Royal Ballet School

Houston Ballet Academy

Zurich Dance Academy

Hamburg Ballet School 

Elmhurst Ballet School

Youth America Grand Prix

Asian Grand Prix

The Harid Conservatory 

Paris Opera Ballet School

Académie Princesse Grace

San Francisco Ballet School

School of American Ballet 

Miami City Ballet School

Hungarian Ballet Academy

Milwaukee Ballet School

Singapore Ballet

Joffrey Ballet School NY

Prix de Lausanne

English National Ballet School

Bolshoi Ballet Academy

American Ballet Theatre

Boston Ballet School 

Ecole Rosella Hightower

Brussels Int. Ballet School

UNC School of the Arts 

IBCD “Domenico Modugno

The Australian Ballet 

Joffrey Academy Chicago

Dutch National Ballet School

European School of Ballet 

Palucca Ballet School Dresden

Australian Ballet School

Queensland Ballet Academy

Alberta Ballet School

Petipa Int. Ballet Competition


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