"Method of Classical Dance"
State-of-the-art ballet pedagogy
Comprehensive syllabus from elementary through advanced study
Taught virtually and in-person
CDA is a USA nonprofit partnering internationally to promote excellence in the training of dancers.
OUR MISSION is to support artistic effort and output by providing pedagogical resources to improve ballet training outcomes. By presenting teaching artists and authoritative material, CDA makes the formal vocabulary and the "Teaching Method of Classical Dance" more accessible to ballet instructors, as well as performers, creators, and spectators of dance.
SINCE 2002, CDA has created and conducted teacher’s courses in classical dance, and has brought world-class experts directly to the dance community. CDA has produced the International Youth Ballet Festival, and debuted the first Character Dance and Historical Dance teacher’s courses in the USA at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Since 2016, CDA has trained teachers at the Ana Köhler School of Dance in Lisbon, Portugal.
The comprehensive six-year classical dance syllabus as adapted and codified by Vera Kostrovitskaya, leading Vaganova disciple and senior method instructor of the Vaganova Ballet Academy
We issue our own CDA Teacher Certification as well as CID International Certification of Dance Studies
Founder and Executive Director,
first studied with Maestro Pianowski, former ballet master for Anna Pavlova’s company