“The mission of the Kirov Academy is to prepare students to become the next generation of classically trained ballet dancers through the principles and aesthetics of the Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet taught at the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Concurrently, students pursue a multi-faceted academic program including the core subjects and the arts, each furthering the objectives to build a solid educational foundation, and to create, cultivate, and prepare the student for life as a professional artist. The proactive resident life program supports the Academy’s mission as it strives to refine and broaden the student’s experiences through constructive cultural, artistic, and creative endeavors that support the development of professional dancers.”
The Kirov Academy of Ballet (KAB) exists to continue that legacy in the United States and make it relevant to today’s dancers. Each year KAB places more than 75% of its graduates with professional dance companies around the world, while other KAB graduates choose to further their education at universities with prestigious dance programs.