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Welcome!

to The Grand
Academy of Ballet

Southern California’s premier professional ballet and performing arts center, founded on the Vaganova Method and training principles with unmatched education in classical ballet, dance, fitness, and musical theater.

Our Mission & Programs

To bring world class quality and training of Classical Ballet to Los Angeles and channel the power, history and success of the Vaganova Method to transform students into world class dancers.
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THE GRAND ACADEMY OF BALLET

Elite Vaganova

Full-Day Ballet Conservatory for Professional Career Students | Age 14-18
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Vaganova Ballet

Vaganova Method Syllabus Training for Professional Students | Age 10-18
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Vaganova Prep

Year Round Program to Prepare the Student for Vaganova Ballet | Age 5-15
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Junior Program

For Entry Level Students to Develop a Strong Ballet Foundation | Age 3-15
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Summer Intensive

The BEST and Most Complete Summer Ballet Intensive in America!
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Mommy & Me

A developmental class focusing on Parent & Child Participation | Age 2.5-3
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Adult Ballet

Intermediate/Advanced Drop-in Ballet Technique Classes | Ages 18+
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Fitness Classes

Inspired by conditioning elements of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Pilates & Ballet
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Dance Classes

Fun and active cultural and modern dance classes with shows & performances
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Ballet Pilates

Trains the body as an integrated whole, focusing on core strength
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World Class Facility

Large open space ballet rooms w/Sprung floors to inspire Elite Level Training
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Master Teachers

Exclusive team of World Class Russian Vaganova trained teachers
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About Us

The Vaganova Method, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and artistic development to reach their highest potential and enrich their lives through dance.

The Grand Academy has developed a unique and effective training model using the Vaganova Method with different stages of development to properly build and grow a professional dancer.  Our program starts with Junior Ballet for entry-level students, progressing to our Year-Round Vaganova Preparation for ballet development, and commencing to the Vaganova Ballet Syllabus which is limited to the top 12 students in each level.

  • Junior Ballet (Entry Level Students | Age 3-15)
  • Vaganova Prep (Intermediate to Advanced Levels | Age 5-15)
  • Vaganova Ballet Syllabus (Professional Students | Age 10-18)

This training approach allows us to properly focus on the individual dancer to develop a strong foundation and build and expand the correct ballet placement.  Entry levels focus on ballet basics, Vaganova Preparation focus on ballet skills, and the Vaganova Training on ballet mastery to prepare the student for a professional carrier.

We have assembled an exclusive team of Vaganova Trained teachers that commit to upholding the highest standards of ballet, preserving the traditions of Vaganova through a systematic approach, based on the culture and curriculum of the Vaganova method.

We are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professional dance education in a safe and nurturing environment. Committing to guide every single dancer to their fullest artistic and technical potential.

The Vaganova Method, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and artistic development to reach their highest potential and enrich their lives through dance.
Our studio offers large high ceiling ballet rooms, professional sprung floors, lots of windows with natural light, and a clean atmosphere.
16422 Ventura Blvd,
Encino, CA 91436

CONTACT USFind Your Class

Looking for a specific class or program, please submit your contact information and one of our agents will contact you to discuss our classes and programs.

    SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITIONS

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    16

    Summer Intensive Auditions I

    The Grand Academy of Ballet will hold auditions for our Vaganova Summer Intensive on Saturday April 16th at 10:00 AM | Space is Limited!
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    23

    Summer Intensive Auditions II

    The Grand Academy of Ballet will hold auditions for our Vaganova Summer Intensive on Saturday April 23rd at 10:00 AM | Space is Limited!
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    30

    Summer Intensive Auditions III

    The Grand Academy of Ballet will hold auditions for our Vaganova Summer Intensive on Saturday April 30th at 10:00 AM | Space is Limited!

    NEW MEMBERSAdult Open Ballet

    Adult Open Ballet classes consistently offer the highest level of classically based open ballet instruction in the LA Area.
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    TUESDAY
    7:00 PM
    THURSDAY
    7:00 PM
    FRIDAY
    6:00 PM
    SATURDAY
    11:00 AM
    TEACHER
    Leyla Akylbekova
    TEACHER
    Leyla Akylbekova
    TEACHER
    Arsen Serobian
    TEACHER
    Leyla Akylbekova
    DURATION
    1hr
    DURATION
    1hr
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    1hr
    DURATION
    1hr