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Bella Kovarsky

"She was destined to become a Ballerina and it wasn’t long before her name was written in bright and shining lights"


Throughout her career as an educator, Bella’s pupils included Ballet sensations: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Alexander Godunov. In 1982, Bella’s extensive experience and expertise gave her the courage and strength to single-handily establish the Bayview School of Ballet in Toronto. Upon founding the Bayview School of Ballet, Kovarsky enriched Canadian culture by becoming one of the first master teachers to introduce the Russian classical teaching method  into Canada.​

Both as a performer and educator, Bella Kovarsky dedicated her life to the world of Ballet. Throughout her career, Bella Kovarsky’s unwavering professionalism, exceptional creativity and unique teaching ability earned her a world renowned and immensely respected reputation.The Bayview School of Ballet is committed to keeping Bella’s legacy alive through upholding her high-standard of excellence, dedication and professionalism.

Celebrating 40 Years


Beauty Never Dies

"Since 2000, after the passing away of Bella Kovarsky, Anna Kovarsky has continued her mother's legacy. Today, Bayview School of Ballet has doubled its number of students and has a highly professional team of teachers and piano accompanists.

Anna has dedicated her time and talents towards making the Bayview School of Ballet a community for parents, students, and grandparents. Anna has been praised by parents, the wider community, and dance educators for keeping her mother's spirit and tradition alive through the continued flourishing of the Bayview School of Ballet".

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Renovation of Bayview School of Ballet

On June 28th, 2012, Anna Kovarsky hired a world-renowned interior designer, Vienna El Bezri, to create a state-of-the-art dance education facility to reflect the world-class quality of Bayview School of Ballet's programs. On September 1st, 2012, Vienna  and her team completed the construction project. The BSB now enables all striving students to fulfill their highest potential while training in a professional environment suited to their needs. The newly renovated building adds a striking and modern architectural landmark to Toronto's burgeoning Willowdale neighbourhood!

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