Agrippina Vaganova's methodology has remained one of the strongest and most influential pedagogies in the world for professional ballet dancers, recognised for its high level of technique and artistry. The methodology is known for helping dancers establish a strong classical foundation, and an effortless poise and grace in their body. Vaganova dancers are characterised most by their clean, virtuosic technique, the suppleness of their upper bodies, and the melodiousness of their movements.

Here at Russian Ballet Academy, we believe in making professional level ballet training accessible. We believe that mastering clean and strong technique isn't limited to dancers who are gifted with good physical qualities, but with the right tools of technique, dancers of any body type can truly dance at their best.

Here at Russian Ballet Academy, you can get training in the Vaganova technique, and learn the expertise behind the pedagogy to take your training to the next level. See here to read more about Vaganova and how it differs from other schools of technique. 



Meiyi is the first Singaporean to train at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia and has also successfully completed all levels of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy's Teacher Certification Program. Having studied at the Academy directly, Meiyi has the firsthand experience and understanding of its methodology.


Her students range from the recreational to the pre-professional, some of whom had won awards in local and international competitions. In her scope of work, Meiyi has also worked with several rhythmic gymnasts, a result of the complementary nature of Vaganova ballet with RG techniques. 

To retain the purity of Russian style and the finesse of the pedagogy, her classes are not mixed with any other ballet methods, and her training is crafted such that the Vaganova curriculum works across a range of skills and age groups. A significant part of her work also includes helping dancers gain strength and placement so that they stay injury-free and maintain a good physical form. 


Maria Alexandrova in Don Quixote.

Principal dancer of Bolshoi Ballet, graduate of Bolshoi Ballet Academy.