Join the Director and our faculty for an exciting and insightful series of Master Classes held across Australia and New Zealand. These Master Classes are aimed to assist external students who are not enrolled in MAARTS in elevating their artistry and classical ballet technique.
In addition, we will be offering in-depth coaching and mentoring in classical repertoire/variations which is a strong suit of our Academy and faculty and has been acknowledged worldwide by International Directors, Dancers & Teachers from leading ballet schools and companies and has also been evident in our many International accolades at the top international ballet competitions worldwide.
Melbourne Academy of the Arts’ system of training is in the Russian Vaganova Method. It is acknowledged all over the world as the foremost training syllabus of the classical ballet. The Vaganova method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951).
The Vaganova method provides students with a structured, scientific, and methodological approach to dance which takes human anatomy into consideration.
Each element of classical ballet is studied in great detail and these elements are then made more advanced as the students progress.
The method, developed in Russia over the course of 300 years and was derived from the teachings of the Premier Maitre de Ballet, Marius Petipa, throughout the late 19th century.
The method embodies the classicism of the Russian Imperial Ballet (now known as the Kirov or Mariinsky Ballet) and is designed and based on the ability to execute and perform all classical repetoire in 19th Century ballets such as Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle etc.
Hence the Master Class Series will also embody studying variations from the classical repertoire that is inline with the Vaganova method.
The Academy Director will be teaching all classes in our Master Classes series. Former & current students of Ms Stefkovski’s have achieved accolades and success world wide, and have been accepted, invited to, or placed in prestigious events, schools, company performances and national/international competitions such as Prix de Lausanne, YAGP, Paris Opera Ballet School, Royal Ballet School to name a few.
TOUR DATES & LOCATIONS
GWB DANCE STUDIOS
385 Wattle St, Ultimo NSW 2007
LISA CLARKE DANCE CENTRE
3/73 Sheppard St, Hume ACT 2620
MELBOURNE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
74 Herald St, Cheltenham, Vic, 3192
FELICITY RYAN BALLET
Lower Ground, Suite 1 & 2/17 Bligh St, Rosny Park TAS 7018
50 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Mile End SA 5031
WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET
134 Whatley Crescent, Maylands WA 6051
PROMENADE DANCE STUDIOS
26 Glentanna Street, Kedron, Qld 4031
113-115 Wellesley Street West, Auckland 1010, NZ
TE WHAEA: NATIONAL DANCE & DRAMA CENTRE
11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand