Vaganova Method

About the Vaganova Method:

The Vaganova curriculum employed by IBC provides ballet students with a structured, scientific dance methodology and encompasses a holistic, pedagogical approach that goes beyond basic technique.   It takes the human anatomy into consideration and emphasizes both technical prowess and artistic creativity.

The educational depth of IBC’s program not only provides for a broad exposure to many different dance forms including more contemporary styles built upon a classical base, but also incorporates a broader understanding and appreciation of art in general. Students will be educated in music, theater history, ballet history, and ballet theory via ongoing classroom discussion as well as special seminars.

Students receive performance experience through professional productions twice a year, community festivals, as well as national and international competitions for select students. This kind of complete, comprehensive dance education is one that many other dance institutions do not offer; students of IBC will have the rare advantage of participating in a conservatory-like approach to their overall ballet training.