INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED DANCE SCHOOL
Most Awarded Ballet School in Canada.
Study ballet with Nadia Veselova Tencer. Outstanding Teacher’s Award Youth American Grand Prix USA (YAGP) 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2011, 2009.
The W.B.A.C. GRAND PRIX: World Ballet Art Competition Toronto regionals!
Congratulations to all our students who participated at
Our school continues to offer a professional level of training that gives many of our students the opportunity to compete and win top awards at the most prestigious international ballet competitions. We are very proud of all our students who continue to be Internationally recognized for their talent and passion in dance!
Here are the exciting results from the W.B.A.C. GRAND PRIX: WORLD BALLET ART COMPETITION:
BEST SCHOOL AWARD – Academy of Ballet & Jazz- School of Canadian Ballet Theatre
BEST TEACHER AWARD – Artistic Director Nadia Veselova Tencer
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD – Contemporary Group E Alyssa Petrolo (Waves)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD – Contemporary Group Ensemble Alyssa Petrolo (In Fragments)
Classical Junior Group:
1st Place Award– Classical Group D: Shengye Liu
2nd Place Award– Classical Group D: Isolde Li
3rd Place Award– Classical Group D: Jacklyn Huang
Classical Senior Group:
1st Place Award– Classical Group E: Shanade Au
3rd Place Award– Classical Group E: Bryony Chan
1st Place Award– Contemporary Group D: Shengye Liu
2nd Place Award– Contemporary Group D: Danica McKay
3rd Place Award– Contemporary Group D: Isolde Li
1st Place Award– Contemporary Group E: Alina Wang
2nd Place Award– Contemporary Group E: Shanade Au
5th Place Award– Contemporary Group E: Tara Altakawy
1st Place Award– Contemporary Ensemble: In Fragments
2nd Place Award– Classical Ensemble: Swan Lake- Four Little Swans
Potential Award– Elizabeth Rudnitsky
Registration for 2023 Summer School ballet classes in Toronto
Registration for the Intensive Summer Program and 2023 Season is now available at the studio
•••Please note: Auditions are required for new students
Call : (905) 886-0455
Ballet School in Toronto
Academy of Ballet and Jazz – School of Canadian Ballet Theatre
Established in 1987, the Academy of Ballet and Jazz, School of Canadian Ballet Theatre, is an internationally renowned ballet and dance school in Toronto, led by artistic director, Nadia Veselova Tencer.
Leading the premier Toronto ballet school, Veselova Tencer’s wide range of professional experience and international presence provides her students with a view of ballet that encompasses the world, and supplies them with opportunities that raise their own standards of excellence.
With access to more than the typical Toronto ballet school can offer during training, pre-professional students of the Academy of Ballet and Jazz compete in the most prestigious international ballet competitions. Many have gone on to work with the world’s top ballet companies, and all from this starting point with Veselova Tencer at what is surely the best ballet school in Toronto.
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Best Dance School in Toronto
Nadia Veselova Tencer
Artistic Director of School of Canadian Ballet Theatre
Artistic Director: Stars of the 21st Century, Annual International Ballet Gala
Director International Ballet Competition, Star of the 21st Century
Exceptional Teacher Award Grand Prix U.S.A, 2009,2015,2016,2017,2018, 2019
Awards: Brilliance of the 21st Century Medal, New York, 2007, 2008,2010
Awards: Golden Soffit Award, St.Petersburg, Russia, 1995
Judge and Choreographer at the Youth Grand Prix, USA
Judge, Prix de la Danse, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 2003
Graduate of Kirov Ballet, St.Petersburg, performed with famous Russian companies and with world’s best ballet stars
Stars of the 21st Century
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Now at the Academy
Our Graduates perform with major ballet companies around the world:
American Ballet Theatre – Bolshoi Ballet – Monte Carlo
Budapest Opera Balle – English National Ballet – U.S.A – Canada
What People are Saying
“They taught me how to be a professional dancer”
“Being a professional dancer would have never been possible without the strong foundation that I have received from the Academy of Ballet and Jazz. This is a school which has not only taught me the classical syllabus, but has taught me how to be a professional dancer and artist within a classical ballet company. I will always be thankful for the opportunity that I have received to learn from Nadia Veselova-Tencer, as she is not only a teacher of international level with incredible knowledge, but a mentor who was always able to find ways for me excel even when I did not think could. Every single time I step on stage anywhere in the world I am truly thankful that I had the opportunity to attend this school, and was able to learn from the incredible teachers there.
Soloist, National Ballet of Estonia
“True believers in your potential”
Nadia and Solomon Tencer are true believers in your potential. Nadia taught me to have the courage and persistence to keep reaching for my dreams. I would not have reached my goals as a dancer and as a person without the benefit of Nadia’s knowledge, dedication and love. I was a professional ballerina for over 27 years and I owe all my gratitude to Nadia and Solomon! .
Soloist with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
Indianapolis Ballet Company
Hungarian National Ballet Opera
National Ballet de Panama
Canadian Ballet Theatre
“Forever Grateful to Nadia and Solomon”
Alys Shee Soloist, Birmingham Royal Ballet, UK
“She inspired great love and respect for the art form”
“As a former student of Academy of Ballet and Jazz, my years under Nadia’s tutelage have provided me with an exceptionally refined understanding of the art of ballet. Now as a teacher at the academy, I am continued to be inspired by her generosity and unsparing love for her students. Speaking on behalf of all her pupils, I can say she has inspired in us, a great respect and love for the art form. My time at the academy as both a teacher and choreographer have been filled with countless unforgettable experiences. In 2014, I was invited to showcase my work at the world renowned, Stars of the 21st Century ballet gala in Paris, France. I could never have dreamed of such an invitation and I am forever grateful to Nadia and Solomon for the extraordinary opportunity. I have also worked with the students of the academy in preparation for the Youth American Grand Prix ballet competition. I can proudly say that we have been met with great success, having placements in both 1st and 2nd place in the contemporary category. None of this would have been possible had it not been for Nadia’s encouragement and guidance. She inspires me every day to love what I do and I hope I am able to share this love with my own students.“
Teacher & Choreographer, Academy of Ballet & Jazz