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Our School

Founded and overseen by Artistic Director, Marat Daukayev, former principal and star of the Kirov Ballet, and winner of Russia’s prestigious “People’s Artist” award, Marat Daukayev School of Ballet strives to cultivate in our students what Mr. Daukayev gained in his professional training: discipline, respect, and love of the art of ballet.


How To Enroll

New students are first assessed by our teachers and placed in an appropriate level based on abilities. Once students have been placed, you may enroll online. Classes are offered in three semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer, with a separate Summer Intensive program. We accept both male and female students, ages 3 to 18.

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Our Approach

The school teaches a Russian style classical ballet that places emphasis on discipline, respect and self-improvement. We believe practicing ballet routinely is the only way to gain benefit from it, which is why we require signing up for full semesters and encourage students attend multiple classes a week (depending on level).

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Performances & Events

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Marat Daukayev awarded OUTSTANDING TEACHER for 2016 at the Los Angeles Youth America Grand Prix

Youth America Grand Prix

Los Angeles

I have seen every Nutcracker since 2005 and continue to be blown away by its consistent brilliance!

Margot Wood