Melbourne Academy of the Arts was established in 2008 and is recognised in the dance industry as one of Melbourne’s premiere and elite training institutions for dance, specialising in Classical Ballet.
The Academy is situated in the City of Kingston & Bayside area, students from all over Victoria travel great lengths to attend our elite training centre in order to receive specialised and further coaching in classical ballet and dance. Students from schools all over Victoria participate in our Non for profit youth performance company, “The Australian National Youth Ballet”, for a chance to work with international/national principal dancers, guest artists and choreographers.
Since its inception, the Academy has provided the highest quality ballet & dance training for successfully accepted and enrolled students. Through various uniquely driven programs, the Academy achieves multiple successes and accolades annually. Academy students have been accepted or invited into world renown schools or companies for full-time and part time vocational training, international competitions, summer intensive programs & guest artist performances.
Our creatively driven & individualised training programmes are designed to take students from their first introduction to movement through a full course of ballet & dance study. Alongside our carefully structured training programmes, the Academy have an outstanding international faculty of teachers, guest teachers/artists and choreographers. We also offer stage and performance practice in our full scale and professional repertory productions annually as well as provide our students with world class facilities in order to further aid, develop and produce dancers of a high calibre.
The Academy specialises in classical ballet and character offering a pre professional training program “Classical Extension Program (C.E.P)” devised by Miss Stefkovski using the Vaganova method of training and insight from an amalgamation of all her qualifications in the following methods and syllabi.
- The Vaganova Method
- Australian Institute of Classical Dance (AICD)
- Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
- Australian Conservatoire of Ballet (ACB)
- International Character Dance Syllabus (ICDS)
- British Ballet Organisation (BBO)
The CEP Program a selective program offered to gifted and devoted classical ballet student aspiring to pursue a professional career in dance. Our mission in the CEP Program is to nurture, train and educate exceptional young dancers to a high standard of technical & artistic development and to inspire the future of classical ballet training. Students who have been apart of this program have received successful entry into Australian Ballet School, Queensland Ballet School, Paris Opera Ballet Summer School, Bolshoi Ballet Summer School, English National Ballet Summer School and much more. They have also won multiple awards and events such as Ballet Teachers’ Workshop or competitions & events held by the training methods and syllabi noted above.
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Click here to find out more about or Classical Extension Program (C.E.P).