vaganova center of excellence
bayer ballet academy
Founded in 2005 by Inna Bayer, Bayer Ballet Academy delivers the Vaganova method of classical ballet through an artfully-rigorous program designed for all ages and levels from pre-ballet through pre-professional, adult classes, summer intensive programs, master classes with internationally renowned guest teachers, and professional stage and outreach performance opportunities.
In July 2021, Bayer Ballet became the OFFICIAL PARTNER SCHOOL to the world-renowned VAGANOVA BALLET ACADEMY in St. Petersburg.
Artists seeking a holistic approach to the art directly experience the benefits of the Vaganova method, a scientifically based and physiologically sound methodology, which incorporates the laws of physics and bio-mechanics. This foundation creates impeccable artistry and creativity, awareness - mind and body, within the dancer. This method prepares dancers with a solid foundation that allows them to be adaptable to other dance styles and choreography, creating freedom of movement to allow the dancer to realize their full artistic potential.
We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of ballet, preserving the traditions of Vaganova through a systematic approach, based on the culture and curriculum of the Vaganova method. We are committed to providing a healthy and nurturing environment, where our students can safely grow and thrive through careful attention to their well-being, as people and artists. 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. Their accomplished professional dance careers and teaching credentials provide our students with a unique experience to learn the authentic intricacies of the Vaganova method through an artfully-rigorous curriculum which provides the purest experience and insights into this artform. Through the process, students learn essential life skills which they will carry with them throughout their lives, such as discipline, perseverance, accountability.
We believe every student deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow as an artist. Our program is designed to adapt to the evolving conditions. We are resilient. Our outdoor studios, designed with the dancers’ health and safety as our priority (raised wood flooring and overhead coverage), provide the necessary flexibility to adapt to changes in COVID tiers. Whether we are dancing in-studio or virtually, we are committed to delivering the highest quality education, access to world-renowned faculty and master teachers, and culturally-rich programs for our community.
bayer ballet company
In 2008, Bayer Ballet Company 501(c)3 was formed to to serve as a community service organization, committed to providing accessibility to the art and culture of the Vaganova method of classical ballet. Our mission is to enhance the cultural well-being of our community by creating equitable accessibility to the Vaganova method through educational and interactive events and world-class performances, which expose and explore the intricacies of this method; thereby, providing the purest experience and insights into this artform. We strive to cultivate and foster an appreciation and love for the artform, providing opportunities for emerging artists in our community to engage, educate and collaborate with world-renowned master artists. View performances and programs produced by Bayer Ballet Company.
Ms. Bayer's students have been accepted into prestigious programs, including those of the Paris Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet, and the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets. In recent years, her students have received prestigious awards and scholarships, including:
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP)
Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
Outstanding Choreographer, Erin Micek (2022)
YAGP Final Round (2021)
Outstanding Teacher, Inna Bayer
Grand Prix (2020)
Youth Grand Prix (2022, 2023)
Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022)
World Ballet Competition (WBC)
Bronze Medal (2022)
American Dance Awards (ADA)
Choreographer of the Year, Inna Bayer
Winner/Finalist Ballet (2020)
Prix de Lausanne 2020
(2) Bayer Ballet dancers selected (10 dancers from the United States / 48 world-wide competed)