Kirov Academy of Ballet

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The centerpiece of Kirov Academy of Ballet ballet training programs is the Year-round Program, which trains aspiring young dancers in pedagogy based on that of the Vaganova Ballet Academy and the performance aesthetic of The Kirov (now Mariinsky) Ballet. The program offers daily ballet instruction in a residential setting, complete with fully-accredited academics (grades 7-12) and a vibrant resident life — all under one roof!

Basic facts

  • Age Range:  Grades 7 - 12
  • Years Established:   1989
  • Tuition:  $48,250
  • Who you serve:  Co-ed, Day/Boarding, High School, Middle School
  • Mission/Philosophy:  

    The mission of the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC is to prepare students to become the next generation of classically trained ballet dancers through the principles and aesthetics of the Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet taught at the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Concurrently, students pursue a multi-faceted academic program including the core subjects and the arts, each furthering the objectives to build a solid educational foundation, and to create, cultivate, and prepare the student for life as a professional artist. The proactive resident life program supports the Academy’s mission as it strives to refine and broaden the student’s experiences through constructive cultural, artistic, and creative endeavors that support the development of professional dancers.

Contact Details

  • Address: 4301 Harewood Rd NE, Washington, DC 20017
  • Zip Code: 20017

  • Phone: (202) 832-1087

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