Year 2023
July 2023
Kids, Toys & Education


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City Ballet Academy (CBA) is the leading dance school in Singapore known for our high standard of coaching, our specially designed training program for students of all ages and years of experience in providing the highest quality of dance education.

CBA offers dance lessons for children age 3 to 18 and adults for both females and males in the following dance genres

•      Creative Movement, Ballet (Vaganova and RAD),
•      Jazz, Contemporary Dance,
•      Chinese Dance, Salsa, Latin dance,
•      Body Conditioning, Floor Barre and Progressing Ballet Technique

ensuring students of all ages and gender have something to participate in!

Mr Ilya Shcherbakov, the first and only Vaganova-certified teacher in Singapore, will lead our high calibre instructors as Principal of CBA at Tanglin Mall. He is trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia after completing his professional dancer’s training and professional teacher’s training degree there. After an illustrious Ballet career with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Universal Ballet Company in Seoul and Boris Eifman Theater in Saint Petersburg, he is now a highly sought-after teacher and choreographer. His student, Henri Frey (now a dancer with Ballett Theater Kiel), was the only candidate to represent Germany at the Prix de Lausanne 2020 and received scholarships from 3 prestigious institutions.

We strongly believe in developing children’s interest and in providing the correct and best dance education from a very young age. We want to provide a well-rounded program for all our students by giving them the chance to participate in
•       Internationally recognised graded examinations by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) from 5 years old, in which we hold an outstanding track record of over 85% distinctions;
•       International and local dance competitions from 6 years old, in which we have clinched over 100 prizes;
•       Master classes / Workshops conducted by internationally acclaimed guest teachers; •       Overseas trips to visit renowned vocational dance schools; and
•       Annual performances, where they get to perform in dance pieces choreographed by the instructors, excerpts from famous Ballets e.g. Nutcracker, as well as fairy tale stories like Snow White & 7 Dwarfs.

Our students have gained successful entry into international vocational schools including:
•       Central School of Ballet (UK)
•       Elmhurst Ballet School (UK)
•       John Cranko School (Germany)
•       École supérieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower (France)
•       New York University Tisch School of the Arts
•       New Zealand School of Dance
•       Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (UK)

And some are dancing professionally in international dance companies like

•       Queensland Ballet
•       Europaballett, Sankt. Poelten in Austria
•       Singapore Ballet

Students trained by City Ballet Academy have successfully gained entry into Secondary schools of choice through Direct School Admission (DSA) including:
•       Anglo-Chinese Junior College
•       Crescent Girls’ School
•       Methodist Girls’ School
•       Nan Hua High School
•       Nanyang Girls’ High School
•       National Junior College
•       School Of The Arts
•       Singapore Chinese Girls School
•       Tanjong Katong Girls’ School
•       Victoria Junior College