ABOUT US /
Since 2012, we have been teaching the Russian ballet technique (also known as the Vaganova technique) exclusively, unmixed with any other methods or styles. All of our instructors have been trained directly by teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Vaganova Ballet Academy.
Through our teaching, dancers will enjoy the process of learning and understanding the inner workings of classical ballet technique and they will experience a sense of accomplishment as they master it. We help dancers develop strong and clean technique, artistic expression, a love for classical ballet, and even an excellent work ethic in the ballet studio - at any age! The Vaganova method and its pedagogy that we offer here at RBA will bring out the best in every dancer - in technique, artistry and performance.
ABOUT VAGANOVA BALLET /
Down through its 250 years of history, Russian ballet technique has remained one of the strongest pedagogy in the world, and has also grown all the more popular as a training tool for professional dancers, having been recognised for its high level of technique and artistic expression. It is absolutely an effective learning tool for any dancer of any age because Russian ballet is both technique and artistry combined. Alongside with mastering its technique, dancers will also learn how to carry themselves in the distinct Russian style - with poise, grace, beautiful and refined lines.
HOW IT BENEFITS YOU /
Habits, whether good or bad, start young! If children learn technique incorrectly from young, these bad habits will affect their posture, and increase the risk for injuries. These bad habits take a long time to re-learn and re-work even years later. Our classes not only teach children to develop good posture the right way, but they also grow in their motor skills, flexibility, co-ordination, as well as their sense of body awareness.
It is not all just dry technique, however, as children will enjoy learning the nuances of Russian ballet and the musicality of the art form. Dance is a great way to develop a child's confidence as they learn that they can express themselves even in an artistic way.
Our past performances & achievements:
International Youth Arts Exchange Conference
China-ASEAN Youth Dance Performance & Exchange
Guest performers for INSEAD Asia
Guest performers for StarHub
Featured in BBC Worldwde (S) Pte Ltd programme
Competed in Taiwan Grand Prix
Our students have also gained admission to notable dance schools such as the School of the Arts (SOTA), the summer programs at Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater.
RBA hosts different master guest teachers throughout the year and our past teachers include:
Anastasia Erchov, graduate of Moscow University of Culture and Arts, Pedagogic Studies
Evgeny Serdeshov, graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, Pedagogical Faculty
Guntis Kalnins, graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy
Vladimir Issaev, Artistic Director of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Instructor - Meiyi Li
RBA was established in 2012 by Ms. Meiyi, who is the first Singaporean to train full time at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, where she was also awarded a certificate of "Ballet Artist". There, she trained in Classical Ballet Technique, Character Dance, Russian Historical and National Dances, with internationally esteemed teachers such as Elena Bobrova, who was her main Classical teacher.
Ms. Meiyi has been teaching and coaching since 2011 and is also the first Singaporean to have successfully completed all levels of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy's Teacher Certification Program in New York City, taught by teachers from the Academy itself. Having studied at the Academy firsthand, Ms. Meiyi has both the experience and in-depth understanding of its methodology to coach dancers of all levels. She has also coached pre-professional ballet students privately for competitions and auditions, as well as rhythmic gymnasts in their routines and competitions.
Instructor - stacey mah
Ms. Stacey has extensive performing experience, notably with Leonid Jacobson State Academic Ballet's Sleeping Beauty (2018), Natalia Kremen Ballet School's Neo-Classical (2018), Boris Eifman Dance Academy's Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake (2018), Mystic Ballet Company's Contemporary (2019), Europaballett (2019), Balletto di Verona's Paquita (2019), and Vaganova Ballet Academy's Nocturnes (2019).
She was also selected to train with London Studio Centre and Ballet West Scotland where she graduated with a BA (Hons) Bachelor in Dance, and with whom she toured in Scotland in their full-length ballet Nutcracker (2019) as well as with London Studio Centre's Dance Overture Neo-Classical Ballet (2017). In 2019, Ms. Stacey competed in the Domenico Modugno International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition in Italy, and Vienna International Ballet and Modern Dance Competition, in Austria, where she was also awarded a scholarship from Dance Arts Faculty, Italy.
Some other highlights of her dance journey include being invited to attend Maryland Youth Ballet (2017), Northern Ballet (2018), Bolshoi Ballet Academy (2018), Palucca Hochschule fur Tanz Dresden (2019), and Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (2019) intensive programmes.
Maria Alexandrova in Don Quixote.
Principal dancer of Bolshoi Ballet, graduate of Bolshoi Ballet Academy.