vaganova center of excellence
Awarded Outstanding School
2018, 2019, 2020 2021, 2022 & 2023
by Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) the world’s largest global network of dance.
We are committed to providing a healthy and nurturing environment, where students can safely grow and thrive through careful attention to their well-being, as people and artists. Our award-winning faculty and master teachers deliver a holistic approach to the art of classical ballet, specializing in the Vaganova method, a scientifically based and physiologically sound methodology, which creates impeccable artistry, creativity, and awareness, mind and body. Our artfully-rigorous curriculum teaches essential life skills, while providing a solid technical foundation, which prepares dancers to adapt easily to diverse styles and choreography, and unleash their full artistic potential.
Bayer Ballet’s Summer Intensive is where serious dancers come to refine their technique and artistry, while discovering opportunities to take their dancing to the next level. An artfully-rigorous curriculum, presenting Vaganova technique in its purest form, is delivered by an internationally-acclaimed faculty.
JUNE 5-JUNE 23
JUNE 26-AUGUST 6
Ages 9-18+ years
MASTER VAGANOVA & CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTION
Vaganova Ballet Technique
Classical Ballet Repertoire
Pas de Deux
Stretching and Conditioning
ELISA CARRILLO CABRERA
...MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
PROFESSIONALLY-STAGED THEATRE PRODUCTION
Work with world-renowned CHOREOGRAPHERS & PROFESSIONAL DANCERS, training & rehearsing to perform in a professionally-produced THEATRE PERFORMANCE of Coppelia at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
MARCH 25 & 26
MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
A Magician's magical book helps bring to life an enchanted Springtime forest fairy tale, filled with sweet animals, frolicking foxes, spirited squirrels, joyful dancing ponies, animated toys and other fairyland creatures. These charming forest friends join forces to rescue a little bunny who has been captured by the Bat Queen.
Presented by students of Bayer Ballet Academy's Pre-Ballet Division, this whimsical story ballet is a family-friendly, magical celebration of Spring.
SUMMER CAMPS & classes
Explore the many facets of the artform of dance, in a safe and nurturing environment, while developing strength, coordination, flexibility, grace, musicality, self-awareness, and artistic expression.
AGES 5-8 YEARS OLD
June 10-August 27
Audition February 5
Start on June 5
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP)
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Youth Grand Prix
2020, 2022 & 2023
Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry
1st, 2nd & 3rd Places
across multiple divisions
ADC | IBC
1st Place Classical
1st Place Contemporary
1st Place Ensemble
1st Place Duet Trio
World Ballet Competition
Prix de Lausanne
Young Arts Winner
Our award-winning faculty directly hail from the Vaganova Academy and Bolshoi, where they received their training, teaching credentials and advanced graduate degrees in pedagogy.
We are dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging artists in our community to engage, educate and collaborate with world-renowned master artists.
Yuri FATEEV, Dir. Mariinsky; Selyutsky, Gennady NAUMOVICH, Ballet Master, Choreographer, Mariinsky; Margarita YUSIM, Bolshoi Ballet; Veronika PART, ABT; Alexei MOSKALENKO, Assist. Dir. YAGP; Adji CISSOKO, Lines Ballet; and many more.
Every student deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow and thrive.
Our facility is designed to adapt to the evolving conditions, allowing students to safely continue training. Whether we are dancing in-studio, outdoors or virtually, we are committed to delivering the highest quality education (Vaganova method) and access to world-renowned faculty and master teachers.
We have seven studios, including two outdoor studios with raised wooden floors. There is a beautiful courtyard for students to gather and study, while waiting for class.
bayer ballet academy
Pre-Ballet, Junior Division, Apprentice, Pre-Professional, Male, Adult, Grown-Up & Me
Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Character,
Stretching & Strengthening
INTENSIVES & WORKSHOPS
Various Master Classes offered year-round
Professional performance and
Bayer Ballet Company, the 501(c)3 public charity organization, is dedicated to making the classical discipline of ballet accessible to new generations, preserving the traditions of the Vaganova method, and contributing enriching cultural experiences to our community.
𝐓𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, we are creating 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘 for our community, while 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐒𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐲 into a center of artistic excellence on par with its technological achievements.
" This is a top notch school where your son or daughter will receive the proper training that a dancer needs. We have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of the school...The teaching faculty is devoted to giving the students excellent instruction. I recommend this school for any child that wants to work hard, and takes their ballet training seriously."
— Michelle R., Belmont, CA