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
Originally from France, Ms. 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. Ms. Clement was then offered a company position with the Alberta Ballet where she danced as a soloist for 10 years. Ms. 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. After retiring from the stage to dedicate her time to her two children, Ms. Clement started teaching in the professional division of the Alberta Ballet School under the guidance of Mr Murray Kilgour.
Ms. Clement is an American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Certified Teacher (Levels 1 to 8) and holds her Honors Intermediate and Advanced Cecchetti diplomas. She owns the International Dance Teacher Associate Ballet qualifications (IDTA) and she has been a Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher for 9 years.
In addition, Ms. Clement is a Silver Swan Licensee , a Hatha yoga certified teacher and holds her Progressive Ballet Technique Certificate . She is also part of the Dance Faculty at Georges Brown College and a company teacher for the Ballet Jorgen of Canada.
Founder & Director
In 2019, Ms. 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. More recently, Ms Clement became a Dance with Parkinson instructor and a class specifically dedicated to Parkinson students or students with any kind of movement disability will open in the fall 2023 at L'Arabesque Ballet.
Ms. 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 details, she understands the physicality of ballet and can explain it in a simple yet thorough way for students to understand. Her passion for performing is contagious and she is looking forward to sharing it with students of all ages !
Adrianna Cote is a multidisciplinary dancer originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is currently based in Toronto, Ontario where she has trained and graduated from the Dance Performance Program at George Brown College in 2022. After completing the program, Adrianna was accepted into Canada’s Ballet Jorgen’s ballet mentorship program where she toured and performed with the company on their The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition tour as well as in Anne of Green Gables the Ballet.
Adrianna has always had a strong love and passion for ballet. She grew up training in the RAD method and completed her RAD Advanced 2 exam in 2020. Along with her ballet training she trained in jazz and modern. Adrianna is excited to be able to teach and share her love and dance with young aspiring dancers!
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.