We are a group of children, teens and adults working in the community for the love of Ballet. The school offers students the opportunity to study classical ballet in Russion tradition according to the Vaganova method of teaching. The system follows a progression of carefully balanced and graded steps giving the student a solid grounding in leg technique combined with a well-trained upper body.
Students may study either for professional or non-professional reasons depending on their own interests and potential. Ballet classes enhance the student's health by improving physical and mental self-discipline, their flexibility, poise, confidence and physical conditioning.
Burlington's only non-profit ballet
BurlingtonSchool of Classical Ballet is home to the only NON-PROFIT BALLET organization in Burlington: BURLINGTON BALLET THEATRE.
The purpose of the organization is to bring the ARTS to the community through the involvement of our local children, teens and adults
to introduce as many as possible to experience the beauty and artistry of the world of Ballet.
Mrs. Mazur is a member of the Ballet Committee of the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association.
Jolanta Mazur, M.Ed., C.D.T.A., Artistic Director
Jolanta Mazur began her ballet training at the State Ballet School in Poznan, Poland. She studied under Katia Soloviova, former dancer and late teacher with the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad; Revaz Culukidze and Borys Sobol, also former ballet dancer and teachers of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
They played an important role in her development. She continued her studies in the department of Education at the State University in Poland, where she graduated with a Masters degree in Education (Ballet). Jolanta danced as a principal dancer in Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcraker, and Coppelia in the state Opera and Ballet Theatre in her native Poland. Her repertoire includes the above mentioned ballets as well as Les Syphides, Raymonda, Cinderella, Carmen, La Fille Mal Gardee, Don Quixote, Sheherazade, Polovtsian Dances, Romeo & Juliet and La Bayadere.
She taught ballet in Poland, both recreational and professional programmes and upon moving to Canada, Mrs. Mazur became a faculty member, teacher and choreographer with the Halifax Dance Association in Nova Scotia. In 1988 she founded the Burlington School of Classical Ballet (BSCB), a school specializing in the Russian Vaganova based method of classical ballet.