The Academy of International Dance Arts

Specializing in exceptional ballet training, Vancouver’s Academy of International Dance Arts is a unique school proud to fill a special place in the Vancouver dance scene. In addition to offering professional calibre ballet classes, Vancouver’s Academy of International Dance Arts also offers students the rare opportunity to study and perform diversely rich dance genres from around the world.

The richness of the dance world extends to every corner of the globe – well beyond the trio of ballet, tap and jazz traditionally offered at most schools. Across cultures, dance offers an endless array of styles, mood, musicality and costume each as unique as a snowflake yet sharing the universal language of movement.

Vancouver is a city of enormous diversity, and The Academy of International Dance Arts is proud to reflect this diversity through choreographies that fuse or are inspired by different national dance styles. Academy Director, Ms Elavia draws upon her extensive background in several international dance genres to create innovative works that express the flavour of ethnic/national dance arts. In addition, the Academy is pleased to invite guest teachers respected in their dance specialty to train students to perform more traditional works.

“Somewhere in every one of us, no matter how deep it may be hidden is a latent germ of beauty … We dance because this germ of beauty demands such expression and the more we give it outlet, the more we encourage our own instincts for graceful forms.”
– Anna Pavlova

The Academy of International Dance Arts