Welcome to the Course page! With our online and in situ courses, we offer an exciting new way to learn how to teach from anywhere in the world using the method which trained Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Galina Ulanova and many other legends of classical dance.
What makes our program special is that, unlike most other teacher’s training programs out there, our courses taught by Prof. Peggy Willis-Aarnio (a “teacher of teachers” certified by Valentina Roumiantseva and taught by John Barker, the principle pedagogical student of V. Kostrovitskaya) instruct in the COMPLETE, PURE and UNALTERED method founded by Agrippina Vaganova and perfected by Vera Kostrovitskaya with the collaboration and input of countless other methodologists and experts. Through these courses, we hope to help preserve this method, since it is the only scientifically developed and physiologically correct system for training a classical artist to date.
For our schedule, to enroll, or for more information about our courses, please use the links in the navigation bar above.
Looking forward to studying as a pedagogical pupil with you!
“The true procedure for training in Classical Ballet can be learned at the most knowledgeable and capable hands of Dr. Peggy Willis-Aarnio, and nobody can explain, teach or pass on this precious knowledge better than [she].”
-Marina Medvetskaya, Director Saint-Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre
“Your knowledge of the method of classical ballet is so very precious and I am very grateful for all the time, effort, and sacrifices you’ve put into learning, implementing, and teaching it. Your work to document the method is and will be an incredible legacy and a never-ending gift to the world of ballet.”
-Catherine Reese, Pedagogical Student of Peggy Willis-Aarnio (2013)
(For many more testimonials, visit the Shop page, click into our educational products and click on the “Testimonials” tab.)