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Valentina's School of Ballet is where passion meets precision. Founded to inspire and cultivate a love for ballet, our school provides exceptional training for dancers of all ages and levels

Valentina's Shool of Ballet

Valentina’s School of Ballet is fully devoted to providing ballet dancers of all ages an encouraging environment where they are given the opportunity to grow and excel in their ballet education.

Valentina’s School of Ballet offers the best ballet training available in Michigan.

Our students will be trained using the Vaganova Syllabus of classical Russian ballet technique, the world’s most rigorous and thorough style of ballet. All students who wish to apply themselves to learn the discipline of classical ballet are welcome. Those who aspire to dance professionally have the chance to train with exceptional teachers.

The Vaganova curriculum provides ballet students with a structured scientific dance methodology and pedagogical approach that goes beyond basic technique. Students will receive performance experience, not only through community concerts, festivals, and studio recitals, but through participating in national and international competitions.

Are you looking for professional training for your dedicated dancer? Do you want them to attend only prominent competitions such as YAGP or ADC IBC where they can receive scholaships to Summer Intensives or even a chance to be offered a traineeship/apprenticeship at a professional dance company?

Valentina’s School of Ballet offers a year-round pre-professional program for serious dancers. For those young dancers, VSB also offers a little kids program (ballet, jazz, & conditioning) starting at age 3.5. Our end-of-year recital includes a full-length ballet where even our youngest dancers get to perform.

VSB’s professional teachers offer instruction in ballet, pointe, variations, contemporary, character, improvisation, conditioning, and stretching. Our guest teachers include Christie Sciturro (MCB), Andrii Ischchuk (ABT) and Mackenzie Bartlett (Ballet West II).

Our Amazing Team

Owner / Director / Ballet Mistress / Choreographer
Valentina received her Vaganova ballet training in the Ukraine beginning with the Kharkov Ballet School and graduating from Kiev Academy of Ballet
Contemporary master teacher / Choreographer
Becca grew up in Livonia, Michigan and started dancing at age 3. She trained in ballet (Cecchetti), modern, contemporary, tap, and hip hop …
Ballet at a Mistress
Natalia had a successful career at Perm Ballet Company dancing in Serenade, Giselle, Swan Lake and many other prominent Ballets
Condition / Acro / Strech / Rehearsals
Over 15 years of experience working with children of all ages, including teaching languages and rhythmic coaching both in Russia and the US
Studied ballet at The School of Ballet Iowa and Northern Illinois University, performed with several dance companies, and built a teaching career at top Chicago-area dance schools
Behinig levels teacher / Costumes manager
Miss Jennifer has been part of the VSB family for a couple years. She has had a love for teaching dance to all ages for over 25 years
Studio Manager

Guest Teachers

Masha Beck

Principal of Budapest Opera / Principal of Stanislavsky Theater (Moscow)

Gemma Beasley

Gemma Beasley began her early dance training with Corraine Collins Dance Studios in Cheltenham, England

Alyssa Cebulski

Alyssa Cebulski, from Michigan, joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in NYC in 2016 and has performed in Chronicle...

Virginia Lensi

Soloist of ABT (American Ballet Theater)

Heather Kroshe


Mackenzie Bartlett

Andrii Ishchuk

Andrii Ishchuk was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine. At the age of four, he began studying ballet at Kharkiv Ballet School...

Christie Sciturro

Student of Ms.Valentina at Juliana’s Academy of Dance. She is currently a member of the Corps de Ballet with The Miami City Ballet...

Riley McGuire

Ballet Teacher in Canada, Belorus Ballet School

Samantha Shelton

Board of Examiners and Ballet Faculty, American Ballet Theatre

Peter LeBreton Merz

Regional Tour Director at ADC IBC, Former Academy Director at Ballet West