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Bayview School of Ballet
offers Vaganova ballet syllabus exams as well as a competitive program for students whom have been chosen by the Artistic team.

Fall Registration
2022 / 2023
Thursday, September 8th, from 5:00 - 8:00pm
Friday , September 9th, from 5:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 10th, from 1:00 - 4:00pm

2015 Gala Performance

Evgeni Dokoukine

Master teacher workshop implemented weekly at BSB

The Bayview School of Ballet (BSB) was founded in 1982 by renowned teacher and choreographer, Bella Kovarsky. Modeled on the Russian Vaganova style, Kovarsky’s ballet school quickly gained national and international recognition, and has produced some of the greatest dancers in the world.After the untimely death of Bella Kovarsky in 2000, Anna Kovarsky continued to build on her mother's legacy. In the past decade, the school has flourished, with enrolment doubling in size. The BSB offers programs for children of all ages and levels, and it prepares senior students entering professional schools and companies. Classes are taught by a team of highly qualified instructors, accompanied by pianists. The students are thereby encouraged to acquire an appreciation for classical music.The school’s annual gala show takes place in June. Students are given a wonderful opportunity to perform on stage, and parents have the chance to see their children’s progress. Kovarsky is committed to honouring her mother's dream of making BSB a unique community of young dancers and dedicated instructors. Luminaries from professional dance companies around the world have praised the school for its contribution to dance education.

Bayview School of Ballet won the Diamond Award for best dance school in the area.



Master classes are available  with the world renowned Russian syllabus pedagogue, Galina Shapovalova.

Every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30pm-9:30pm.
Geared for Advanced ballet students only.

Galina Shapovalova

Graduated from the School of Dance of the Dnepropetrovsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, joining the company the same year. She was a soloist with the Russian National Radchenko Ballet (Moscow), with the Mikhailovsky Theater where she performed lead roles in ballets from the classical repertoire including La Sylphide (the Sylph), Don Quixote (Kitri), Le Corsaire (Medora, Gulnare), Swan Lake (Odette-Odile) and La Bayadère (Nikia, Gamzatti) as well as the ballet Laurencia (Jacinta), Nacho Duato’s productions of Prelude, Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness, Without Words, Invisible, The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, the Courage Fairy, Gold Fairy), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Vyacheslav Samodurov’s ballet In a Minor Key. With the Mariinsky Ballet from 2014 to 2017.

Oksana Bondareva

Adult Ballet Classes

Open to beginner ballet enthusiasts as well as more experienced dancers, this multilevel class focuses on learning proper technique, terminology and alignment.



Bayview School of Ballet established a scholarship fund in the name of the late Bella Kovarsky to keep Russian Classical Ballet alive in our community.

Kovarsky Scholarship