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 a dancer, Bella graced many world class stages. With each performance, her passion, energy and love of Ballet could not go unnoticed-Bella owned the stage. In pursuit of her professional development and growth, Kovarsky worked at the prestigiously acclaimed Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg where she received an honours degree as a teacher of classical ballet and character dance. 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.
For as long as the sun will rise, the light of Bella’s unconditional warmth and artistic legacy will shine onto the world of dance and beyond.
On June 28th, 2012, Anna Kovarsky-Steingold 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 BSB’s programs. On September 1st, 2012, Vienna Bizri and her team completed the construction project. The BSB now enables all students striving to fulfill their highest potential to train in a professional environment. The newly renovated building adds a striking and modern architectural landmark to Toronto's burgeoning Willowdale neighborhood!
The Renovation of
Bayview School of Ballet