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School of Professional Excellence

Master foundational technique with the Vaganova method 

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  • 2023 International Arts Festival - 1 Gold, 2 Bronze, 2 Potential Awards

  • 2023 Singapore International Dance Challenge Cup Solo under 12 - 2nd place

  • 2023 South Korea International Friendship Arts and Culture Exchange Association - Silver & Gold

  • 2023 Singapore Challenge Cup 4-6 Classical Solo - Silver

  • 2023 International Youth Dance Competition Level 1 Solo - Gold Award & Top Scorer

  • 2023 International Youth Dance Competition Level 2 Solo - Silver Award

  • 2023 Get the Beat Demi Character Solo - Double Platinum

  • 2023 International Ballet Grand Prix Malaysia - Finalist 

  • 2022 Youth Arts Festival - Award of Encouragement

  • 2022 Singapore International Dance Challenge Cup Solo under 12 - 3rd place

  • 2022 Singapore International Dance Challenge Cup Open Age - 1st place

  • 2021 Youth Arts Festival - Gold and silver awards

  • 2021 Masterpiece International Ballet Competition - Silver

  • 2021 Ballet Competition Spera (Germany) - Top 8

  • 2021 International Youth Dance Competition - Silver Medal

  • 2021 Get The Beat Junior Champion 11-12 years old - 2nd place

The RBA Vaganova Method


Our ballet programs are founded upon the Vaganova method, with clear progression and a comprehensive curriculum where dancers get the most out of technique and artistry. The Vaganova method was devised to hone professional dancers' training to perfection through a systematic approach, and our training builds on that to help dancers achieve their personal best. Our programs arcrafted by Meiyi Li, the first Singaporean to have trained full-time at the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy, and through the art and practice of the Vaganova method, we help bring out every dancer’s best - in technique, artistry and performance.


Interest-based group ballet classes for students who dance 1-2 times weekly. Through our nurturing classes and performance opportunities, children of all levels and ages will experience the beauty and artistry of classical ballet.

Ages: 4 and up


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Private coaching with Ms. Meiyi is for dancers who are looking for specialised training to help break down and improve technique, as well as preparing for competitions. Through Ms. Meiyi's private coaching, her students had competed and won awards locally and internationally. 

Ages: 6 and up


March Holiday Masterclasses

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Join us for an extraordinary experience as Ms. Dali, a Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate and former professional ballerina from Shanghai Ballet shares her expertise. Dali had also trained at the prestigious Wiener Staatsoper Ballettakademie and Ecole Superieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower prior to getting an invitation to train at the Vaganova Academy. 

Uncover new techniques, refine your skills, and be inspired by her unique artistry. 

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Why choose Russian Ballet Academy? 

Professional Excellence

Our classes are founded upon the Vaganova method and pedagogy, known for training professional dancers worldwide. 

Master foundational technique

Classical ballet at every level requires a strong foundation. Our classes place a strong emphasis on mastering your fundamentals so that you can dance with strength and grace. 

Performance and competition training

Recitals and showcases bring a spark and confidence to dancers and all are invited to perform in our recitals and showcases. We also welcome serious students who would like to train for competitions. 

Healthy and patient coaching

Small class sizes mean that all students get a caring, individualised approach where our teachers show you how to elevate your skills and maximise your potential. 

Book a trial lesson

Trial fee ($35-38) waived when you  sign up for your first month!

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Claire’s passion and enthusiasm for ballet has always been fuelled by her love to dance to any form of music. However, her regular ballet lesson was insufficient to develop her as a dancer on the competitive stage and this upset her and affected her confidence level when it comes to dancing. 

Ms Meiyi’s classes are able to combine classical ballet musicality and rigour with originality in utilising Claire’s flexibility to trigger her passion for ballet. Claire is now able to differentiate how her posture, turnout and positions enable her to achieve a better presentation during her performance. 

Claire’s transformation from a normal ballet student to a competitor in the International Arts Festival Ballet competition in just 3 months with a Bronze medal to show for, has been nothing but an amazing journey. We are extremely lucky and grateful to have found Ms Meiyi and her budding dance school. 

- Shih Wen

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