The Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet is committed to excellence, while fostering an atmosphere of creativity, precision and culture within the discipline of Classical Ballet.
The Academy strives for evolution, through respected relationships with students, professionals and the community, both locally and abroad.
The Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet (VACB) is a professional Classical Ballet Academy operating in the higher echelon of classical ballet training. VACB was founded by internationally acclaimed, Russian principal ballet dancer, Andrei Vassiliev.
Preparation for the Future
Vassiliev Academy is actively involved with our Student's employment prospects after graduation, providing each graduating student with the necessary audition package including CVs, Video Audition Materials, Photos, and the appropriate contacts for directors and companies of their choice. We see the presentation for company employment as an important part of a dancer's training and stand against the idea that students are simply "on their own" after completion of their training. Vassiliev Academy will do everything to develop and improve the employablility of our Students so that they may secure opportunities for their future.
Technique, Artistry, Diversity
VACB strives to develop young dancers with strong classical technique, artistry, musicality, purity of line, and a high level of performance quality. The academy offers a rich and stimulating program taught by highly experienced teachers and guest artists of international prestige.
The Academy challenges students to achieve their very best, and provide opportunities for students to develop their full potential as dance artists. As a result, students of the academy receive intense training in preparation for competitions held throughout the United States and Europe, as well as to receive contract offers to ballet companies.
Under the direction of Mr. Vassiliev, along with his extensive knowledge and decades of experience, has developed a teaching curriculum, focusing on Vaganova, Balanchine, and English styles of ballet techniques. The diversity of ballet techniques that Mr. Vassiliev implores as a teacher enables students to easily adapt to repertoires and companies in America and Europe.