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Following the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabi (RAD), our program offers classes from Primary to Advanced Levels.

The classes are kept small to ensure that adequate attention can be given to each child. Establishing the foundation of classical ballet through proper alignment is an important part of the class but equal attention and time are also given allowing students to move across the floor through sets of jumping combinations. This builds up stamina, strengthens the bones and keeps the passion for dancing alive.  Creative expression is highly encouraged as ballet is an art form that requires both technique and artistry.

In addition to developing a strong technique and musicality, students will also gain self-confidence and self-esteem through performance opportunities. Presentation skills are ones that develop over time.

While learning self-discipline and commitment, ballet students understand the satisfaction of reaching long-term goals. Those personal and group presentation skills that ballet students acquire over time follow them later on in life and become great assets to any profession.

Founder & Director

Laetitia Clément

Originally from France, Mrs. Laetitia Clément graduated with Honors from l'Ecole Supérieur de Danse du Québec, where she studied under Mr. Daniel Seillier from the Paris Opera. At the age of 18, she joined Les Grands Ballets Canadians as an apprentice. She then worked as a guest with the National Ballet of Maryland and at the Banff Center for the Arts. Soon thereafter, Mrs. Clement was offered a company position with the Alberta Ballet in Calgary.

Mrs. Clement has performed and toured extensively in France, China, Japan, the USA and Canada. Her final performance took place in Vancouver while dancing in the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Olympique Winter Games.

Mrs. Clement is an American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Certified Teacher (Levels 1 to 8) and holds her Intermediate and Advanced Cecchetti diplomas (with Honors). She owns the International Dance Teacher Associate Ballet qualifications (IDTA) and she is a Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher. She is also part of the Dance Faculty at Georges Brown College and a company teacher for the Ballet Jorgen of Canada.

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Laetitia Clément

Founder & Director

In 2019, Mrs. Clement was invited to become a member of the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO. This admission distinguishes teachers as leading professionals on the International level. Mrs. Clement is known to bring the best out of her students in a joyful, inspiring and positive manner. Having developed an acute eye for stylistic and technical detail, she understands the physicality of ballet and can explain it in a way that makes it clear for the students to understand the muscular work required. Her passion for performing is contagious and she is looking forward to sharing it with her students!

Teachers

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Juliana Acerbi

Ballet Teacher

Juliana is an emerging dance artist currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Born and raised in Brazil with a background strongly rooted in classical ballet, she trained in the RAD method and has completed her Advanced 2 exam.

In 2015, Juliana came to Canada to continue her studies. She has trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and graduated from George Dance in April 2017, where she continued to develop her ballet, jazz and modern technique. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for helping young dancers grow, Juliana is thrilled to be teaching and helping students discover the joy of dance.

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Chloe Bruce

Ballet Teacher

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chloe Bruce began her dance education at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts (MCPA). At the MCPA Chloe completed her Advanced 1 Cecchetti, Advanced 2 Royal Academy of Dance, and Canadian Dance Teachers Association Jazz exams. Chloe was the recipient of the Janice Merritt Flemming Scholarship, and in her graduating year at the MCPA, Chloe was awarded the Benedict Wong Cup, for best-shown love and dedication to learning all aspects of dance. Alongside her dance training, Chloe participated in multiple Quick as a Wink Theatre Company productions. Chloe graduated from George Brown College’s Dance Performance Program, where she won the Ballet Award. After graduation, Chloe participated in Canada’s Ballet Jorgen’s Mentorship Program and toured throughout Canada and the United States in the world premiere of Anne of Green Gables - the Ballet. Chloe is now teaching and sharing her love of ballet with dancers around the globe.