About the School

The School of Alberta Ballet has studios in Calgary and Edmonton.

The Calgary studios offer a Professional Division for students aspiring for a career in the dance industry and an Open Division for students who want to dance at more a recreational level.

With facilities in the heart of downtown Calgary and a residence that provides a home away from home for out of province and international students, the School of Alberta Ballet provides each student with the dance, life and academic skills to launch a professional career.

The Professional Division at the School of Alberta Ballet is a full-time dance and academic training program for students in grades 7 through 12, with a part-time, dance-only option for those in grades 5 and 6. Launched in September 2015, the Dedicated Contemporary Dance Stream is available to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who wish to place more of their training focus on this dance style.

The School of Alberta Ballet's Open Division offers classes for everyone from preschoolers to adult beginners, right up to advanced students seeking a more intensive program. You can find us at our studios in downtown Calgary, and at our Edmonton location at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance.

A Post-Secondary Program is also available for students seeking post-secondary training.  Admission to the School of Alberta Ballet’s Professional Division is solely talent-based with successful candidates being chosen through our International Audition Tour. Financial assistance and scholarships are available to all auditioning students, including select boys' scholarships awarded to talented, young male dancers.


Our Edmonton studio offers unparalleled dance training to dancers of all ages and levels. In 2014, our school launched Open Division programming in Edmonton, Alberta, under the direction of Margaret Dalwood.

The experienced faculty of the Open Division – Edmonton Studios focuses on developing strength, technique and artistry in their students, providing everyone with a dedicated program speci c to their needs.

Open Division students receive the opportunity to train and perform with Alberta Ballet in productions such as 2017's The Nutcracker and Cinderella.