News & Events
In 2017 Cecchetti International Classical Ballet will hold a summer course and International Competition in Florence, Italy. See you there!
Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition Guidelines
Adjudication Application form
CICB 2014 International Competition
The Cecchetti Society of Canada is proud of our four competitors, Miya Bates, Melissa Eguchi, Hannah Feltham and Jamie Stark (all students of the School of Alberta Ballet) and wishes to congratulate each of them for their exceptional performances in Richmond, Virginia.
Thirty-nine competitors participated, representing Australia, Canada, South Africa, UK and USA. Of the fifteen finalists, Canada was represented by Miya Bates and Melissa Eguchi. Melissa Eguchi won the Audience Favorite Award and Miya Bates won a scholarship from Danzare Cecchetti ANCEC – Italy
Miya Bates’ Impressions:
I'm so thankful that I was able to take part in the 2014 Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition. It was such a delight to work with Kirk Peterson, Evelyn Cisneros-Legate and Angeline Wolf throughout the week. They truly made every day fun and pleasurable. I also really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere that the competition created; the competitors gave off so much positive energy which really made me feel comfortable and at home. Because of this I was able to meet lots of new people and make friendships with other dancers from around the world. What I enjoyed the most about this experience was being able to perform at the beautiful Carpenter Theatre in Richmond. The interior of the Theatre was decorated so beautifully and my favourite moment was when I was on stage performing and I could see the stars on the ceiling twinkling every so often. The Cecchetti International Competition has been one of the best experiences I've had during my training and I'm very pleased to have been offered a scholarship to Danzare Cecchetti ANCEC in Italy where I looking forward to spending time next summer.
Specialty music training
Isabella Tsisserev, B.Mus.; B.Ed.; RMT is offering the following specialized music training programs:
- Fundamentals of music appreciation and musical accompaniment in ballet classes – for ballet teachers.
- Mastery of the ballet classes accompaniment - for pianists.
Isabella’s brief biographical information:
- Graduated from the school of music of the State University in the former USSR with the Bachelor’s Degrees in Music and Education.
- Registered Music Teacher in the Province of BC, and has more than 50 years of experience in teaching music, theory and accompanying for the ballet classes.
- As an accompanist, Isabella has worked with the Professional Division School of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, with Ballet of British Columbia, Goh Ballet Academy, Arts Umbrella, Harbour Dance Center, Dance Co., Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the School for the Contemporary arts of the SFU.
- Actively involved in Cecchetti Society of Canada as a pianist for Master Classes at the various awards, workshops and training seminars and in RCM examinations for piano and theory.
Isabella can be reached by voice at 778-772-4861 and electronically at Tsisserev.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecchetti National Summer Conference
August 2-5, 2016
Margaret Saul Scholarship
The Margaret Saul Scholarship was established in memory of Margaret Saul
and is a registered non-profit charitable organization.
Directly or indirectly Margaret Saul touched so many dancers and teachers in Britain and North America. Her love of people and dance, her pursuit of excellence in teaching, her encouragement and generosity of spirit shared with her students, will live on in the annual scholarship.
The Professional Development Award of $1,000 can be accessed
by experienced ballet teachers in Canada to enrich their knowledge and abilities,
apart from regular studies, either as an individual or as a group.
The process is for an individual or group to fill out the application form and submit it
by the Deadline of November 1st of each year.
The applications are examined by a panel of three professionals rotating
from an Advisory Panel of 25 national and international ballet professionals.
The successful candidate is notified by December.
Application Forms, please state French or English, are available from:
Margaret Saul Scholarship
C/O Janet Hagisavas
45 Annette Cres.
St. Albert, AB T8N 2Z8
Tel: (780) 458-2141
Alberta News and Events
Cecchetti Society of Canada/AB Fall Workshop - Sunday November 8th 2015
British Columbia News and Events
Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards Competition
Sunday January 31st, 2016
Cecchetti Classical Ballet Awards Competition (PDF)
Ontario News and Events
The Ontario Provincial Committee is pleased to
invite you to join us for our annual
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Location: Canada’s National Ballet School,
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON
‐Grade Levels: 1‐5
‐ See the following Registration Forms and the Letter
to Members for more details.
‐ Please note that contrary to the information sent in
December, Food Services will not be open at NBS
during the workshop. You will need to bring a
lunch. Do inform all your students.
Grades' Workshop Teacher Pack. 2016 - (PDF)
Grades workshop 2016 letter to members - (PDF)
Grades' workshop 2016 Students' Pack. - (PDF)
Quebec News and Events
Quebec Annual Report (PDF)