Nadia Veselova Tencer


Nadia Veselova Tencer,

Artistic Director and founder of the Canadian Ballet Theatre and the Academy of Ballet and Jazz, was the beloved student of the renowned Alla Ossipenko, a legendary ballerina and teacher and part of that great Russian tradition originating from Agrippina Vaganova and further influenced by Enrico Cecchetti - whom have had a major impact on classical ballet today. Nadia, a graduate from the famed Vaganova Choreographic Institute (the School of the Kirov Maryinsky Ballet) is part of this direct lineage and heritage that she is now passing on to her students.
These methods have produced such luminaries as Balanchine, Pavlova, Nureyev, Barishnikov and Makarova. Further, the school's program upholds the highest standard in dance education today,offering complete technical mastery. In addition, highly skilled teachers in character, modern, jazz and hip hop work together with our pre-professional ballet program.
  • Director International Ballet Competition, Star of the 21st Century
  • Artistic Director International Ballet Galas, Stars of the 21st Century
  •  Exceptional Teachers Award Grand Prix U.S.A., 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Awards: Brilliance of the 21st Century Medal, New York, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Awards: Golden Soffit Award, St. Petersburg, Russia 1995
  • Judge and choreographer at the Youth Grand Prix, New York, U.S.A.
  • Judge, Prix Benois de la Danse, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow 2003
  • Graduate of the Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, performed with famous Russian companies &

    with worlds best ballet star.


Award-winning Master Teacher and internationally known for being the artistic director of Starts of the 21st Century – International Ballet Gala which have graced the world renowned stages of Paris, Cannes, New York, Toronto, Bucharest, Moscow, St. Petersburg.


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