2015 Gala Performance

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Bayview School of Ballet is a world leader in professional ballet instruction, and a cultural institution for expressive art.

Master classes

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.


Oksana Bondareva

Oksana Bondareva

Born in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine).

2002 graduated from the School of Dance of the Dnepropetrovsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, joining the company the same year.

2005 graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Theater and Arts College / specializing in choreography.

2005-2009 was a soloist with the Russian National Radchenko Ballet (Moscow).

2008-2009 she trained at the Moscow State Academy of Dance.

2009-2014 was a soloist 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.

School year commences

Monday, September 10, 2018


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



Recital 2018

Morning classes   •   New programs   •  One year Scholarship

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.

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. Students will learn barre exercises, progressions and centre combinations in a casual and encouraging atmosphere. A great class for strengthening the core, toning and stretching muscles and igniting your passion for dance!

Kovarsky Scholarship




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. We wish to provide young dancers with financial assistance they may need in order to continue and explore their Classical Ballet education with us.

Tax Credit

"We qualify for the child fitness tax benefit"