Explore Kirov


The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC is the only training program of its kind in the United States. It is a prestigious ballet and academic boarding school that prepares students ages 11-21 to become the next generation of classically trained ballet dancers through the principles and aesthetics of the Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet with world-renowned ballet instructors.

Kirov is the only private school and non-profit organization that provides an accredited, stimulating academic curriculum, an active 24/7 resident life program, as well as an outstanding ballet program. Kirov has an onsite Physical Therapist, Dance Therapist/Counselor, and Nurse; as well as a Nutritionist who supervises the preparation of wholesome meals for Kirov’s hard-working dancers.

In all, Kirov provides top-notch training and a well-rounded experience to support the development of professional dancers that continue on to dazzle audiences worldwide.

Under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Adrienne Dellas Thornton and Brian Yoo, and Executive Director Jonathan Park, Kirov is opening doors to the community to explore the beauty of Vaganova training.  Come to a performance, take a tour of our academy, and learn more about the faculty, staff, and students that make this a one-of-a kind program.  To schedule a tour, email Tanya Selle at selle@kabdc.org.