Academy of Ballet and Jazz – School of Canadian Ballet Theatre

The only school in Canada to receive multiple International Awards
at Top World Renowed Professional ballet competitions.

Jaime Reid accepted a contract at The Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland

We would like to congratulate our student and alumni Jaime Reid for accepting a contract to...
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Callum Findlay-White accepted at The Royal Ballet School in London, England

We would like to congratulate our student Callum Findlay-White for being accepted to The...
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Our students win at Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) Regionals.

Congratulations to all of our students who attended the Youth American Grand Prix...
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Evgeni Dokoukine accepted as Soloist with Estonian National Ballet

Academy of Ballet and Jazz, School of Canadian Ballet Theatre would like to congratulate...
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World Renowned Artistic Director

Nadia Veselova Tencer is an award-winning Master Teacher of 25 years. She is internationally known for staging professional ballet productions and dancing with the world’s biggest companies. With her vast knowledge in dance and performance, Nadia knows how to turn kids into world-class dance stars.

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Exceptional learning opportunities

At this Toronto ballet school, your kids get classical ballet training of the highest level.
They also learn how to perform, with many chances to go onstage.
Your kids can:
•    Study with world-renowned teacher, Nadia Veselova Tencer;
•    Perform with famous dance artists in professional productions;
•    Work in international companies after graduating –read about achievements of our students;
•    Compete to win in international competitions.

Best Dance Classes in Toronto

Provided at our facilities in Toronto, our ballet classes are based on the famous Vaganova method.
All dance classes include:

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Character Dance
  • Pas de Deux
  • Jazz
  • Modern
  • Musical Theatre
  • Lyrical
    Hip Hop

All classes can be taken at a recreational level and as part of our professional program.

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Convenient Location

We are located in Thornhill, Toronto as part of the Greater Toronto Area.

Major Intersection: Yonge and Steeles

34 Doncaster Avenue
Thornhill, ON
L3T 4S1

“It looks like it’s my last year here at the Academy of Ballet and Jazz. As of this September I may continue my ballet training in Berlin. I’d like to use this opportunity to express my endless gratitude to Nadia for teaching me the art of dance, showing me its beauty and making it the essence of my life. I thank her for believing in me, no matter whether I am going through good days or bad. She has given me the foundation which will always hold me and keep me strong. We’ve done lots of hard work together this past year, which led to the outstanding teacher award for Nadia and my Youth Grand Prix at the YAGP in Indianapolis. I think we have a great student-teacher partnership! This year has been very eventful for me…but it’s not the end yet.  The work continues. At the coming summer recital  I will be performing the role of Odette in Swan Lake. It’s an amazing opportunity, a challenging but poignantly beautiful role, and definitely something to look forward to!”

Anastasia Miller
Berlin Ballet

Congratulations on 25 successful years of Academy of Ballet and Jazz and with Stars of the 21st Century galas, both of which developed Canadian talent and put Canada on the World map for classical ballet. What an amazing accomplishment! I came to the Academy of Ballet and Jazz as an inflexible, long limbed 9 year old who wanted to dance classical ballet and travel the World to perform on international stages. Nadia and Solomon saw an ability in me of which I was unaware. They gave me the confidence and training to pursue my dreams. I spent most of my evenings with my Academy family and under Nadia’s watchful eyes. At the age of 14 and after much hard work I won a silver medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition. A couple years later I won the Grand Prix at the Star of the 21st Century  competition. Thanks to Nadia and Solomon I had the wonderful and unique privilege of dancing in the Stars of the 21st Century galas in Panama City, Panama and Paris, France. I am forever grateful to them and to the Academy for their time, effort and constant belief in me. Their training has allowed me to develop my stage confidence, perform on international stages and travel the world. I wish you many more equally successful years! I wish I could have been home for  the wonderful celebration. Merde for the show, and see you all in August.”

Hugs xoxo

Alys Shee
Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet, UK

“If it had not been for Nadia’s eye for talent and Solomon’s helping hand, I definitely would not have been given such great opportunities after my time at the Academy. As a youngster, I was so inspired by their galas and then I discovered the beauty of training with Nadia. I used to come to the Academy and take secret classes to improve my technique and learn more about what my possibilities could be as a ballet dancer! I never thought then that I would one day meet these two wonderful people again by dancing in the ”Stars of the 21st Century Galas” all over the world! I am grateful for the strong training and intelligent guidance I received at the Academy and how many doors it opened for me. Solomon and Nadia are a part of the history of Ballet and still remain current with what is going on all over the world!”

All my love to you both. May the Academy continue to thrive.
Spasibo –

Evan McKie
Principal Dancer, The Stuttgart Ballet.
Recent Guest at The Paris Opera Ballet, Tokyo Ballet,
The National Ballet of Canada,
Ballet de Chile, Universal Ballet of South Korea.
Guest Contributor and Advisory Board Member at DANCE Magazine.

I started dancing with Nadia at Academy of Ballet and Jazz when it first opened. I grew up in this amazing environment for almost 25 years and it was a place I considered a second home.

Over the years, Nadia and Solomon provided their students with so many incredible opportunities. Whether it was dancing with some of the best dancers around the world in such productions as The Nutcracker and  Giselle, or helping them train for world prestigious competitions, everything was executed to perfection with the results to prove it.

I first came to Academy of Ballet and Jazz recreationally, but then because of Nadia’s gift of teaching, I fell in love with the art of ballet. I am so proud to be apart of this school and have nothing but the utmost admiration for everything they’ve accomplished through all their hard work and dedication.

I can never thank Nadia enough for her patience, guidance and most of all
love in helping make my dance dreams come true.”

Melissa Panetta
Former Dancer with The Georgia Ballet.
Soloist with Canadian Ballet Theatre.
Attended Professional Ballet Programs in Spain, Florida,USA and Louisville.USA