Summer Master Classes at ISB

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fridays 10:30am - noon

(no class on Fri, Aug 2nd)

Drop-In Fee: $25 (Tues & Thurs)

$22 (Fri)

Passes: 5 Class pass $110

10 Class Pass $200

Summer Classes 2019

Summer Classes at ISB have started! Please refer to the “Classes” link in the drop down MENU and click “Summer Classes'“ for details.

Bravo Alex!!

Bravo Alex!!

The International School of Ballet celebrates Alexandra MacDonald, who will dance the principal role of princess Aurora in the National Ballet of Canada's upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto on March 17 at 2 pm.

Alexandra trained at the International School of Ballet from the age of five and continued as a student at the school for the next 13 years.  In 2006 she won the Solo Seal Award, the highest recognition granted by the Royal Academy of Dance, and was a finalist in the Genée International Ballet Competition.  In 2007 Alexandra was a competitor in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne and subsequently in the Youth America Grand Prix in New York.  She joined the National Ballet of Canada in 2007 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2016.

To this day, she remains an enduring source of pride and inspiration for the ballet community in Calgary.

We extend our deepest gratitude and respect to Karen Kain for her invaluable contribution to the arts in Canada and for her support of Alex.

With love and admiration from all of us at the International School of Ballet.

ISB Student Accepted to Academie Princesse Grace

ISB Student Accepted to Academie Princesse Grace

The International School of Ballet congratulates its student Taylor Yanke who has been awarded a scholarship to the full-time program at the Académie Princesse Grace in Monaco. The program begins this September 2017.

Enrolment in this academy is strictly limited. Only a few dancers are chosen each year from applicants all over the world. Many of the students are top winners at international ballet competitions.

Established in 1975 under director Luc Masala, the academy has become one of the most exclusive schools of dance. It is renowned for its excellence in training and has received numerous awards from the prestigious Prix de Lausanne.

Taylor Yanke will be the first Canadian girl to attend this academy. She is also a finalist for the Youth America Grand Prix and competed in New York in April.

Taylor is only 14 years old and has trained for 11 years extensively at the International School of Ballet under the direction of Mrs. Umran Sumen and her talented faculty. The school, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this season, is proud of Taylor for her achievements. It also takes pride in continuing its dedication to the art of classical ballet.



Spring Morning Master Classes

Welcome Spring with special morning Master Classes at the International School of Ballet!

We invite all dancers, city wide, with an Intermediate knowledge in classical ballet to attend these classes!

Classes will run:

  • Friday 10:30am-12:00pm

  • Sunday 10:30am-12:00pm

Cost: $22 drop-in

Instructors (Bio's below):

  • Jaciel Gomez

  • Yairelys Sosa Padin

International School of Ballet
124s - 8500 MacLeod Trail SE


  • Adult Intermediate Dancer

  • Pre-Professional Dancers

  • Professional Dancers

  • Dance Teachers

  • Intermediate to Advanced Students

This is a unique opportunity to enhance your technique artistry and conditioning with high calibre professional instruction!


Instructor Bios:

Jaciel Gomez:

Jaciel trained at the National Ballet School in Cuba. As a Principal Dancer with the Cuban National Ballet Company and the Alberta Ballet Company, Jaciel worked with many choreographers including George Balanchine, August Bournonville, Alicia Alonso, Igal Perry, James Kelly and Jean Grand-Maitre among others. He has toured around the world and performed many roles including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle The Magic Flute, Prolongo Para Una Tragedia, Nocturno, Othello, The Nutcracker, The Four Temperments and Divertiment No. 15, Mozart's Requiem to name just a few. Jaciel is a Ballet Master with the International School of Ballet and a regular Guest Artist with Jeunesse Classique Ballet.

Yairelys Sosa Padin:

Yairelys was trained at the Cuban National Ballet where she received classical training in addition to earning her teaching Diploma of classical ballet. As a soloist of the Cuban National Ballet Company, she danced many roles including Alfonisina Pas de deux, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet and many others. She has a solid contemporary, Balanchine and Bournonville repeertoire. 
As a Dancer with the Alberta Ballet, Yairelys danced in all the major productions including The Nutcracker, Love Lies Bleeding, Cinderella, Madam Butterfly and Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.