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Our School

Founded and overseen by Artistic Director, Marat Daukayev, former principal and star of the Kirov Ballet, and winner of Russia’s prestigious “People’s Artist” award, Marat Daukayev School of Ballet strives to instill in our students the discipline, respect and love of the art of ballet in which Mr. Daukayev gained in his professional training.


How We Work

New students are assessed by our teachers and placed in an appropriate level based on their abilities.  Placement classes also give parents and students an opportunity to decide whether MDSB is the right school before committing to a full semester of classes.

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Our Approach

The school teaches a Russian style classical ballet that places emphasis on discipline, respect and self-improvement. Classes are offered in three semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer, with a separate Summer Intensive program. We accept both male and female students, ages 3 to 18.

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Performances & Events

Nutcracker Tickets on sale November 8 through Brown Paper Tickets Read More
Getting to The Nutcracker to air on PBS Read More
Nutcracker Performance Dates December 11, 12 & 13 Read More


Marat Daukayev awarded OUTSTANDING TEACHER for 2015 at the Huntington Beach Youth America Grand Prix

Youth America Grand Prix

Los Angeles

I have seen every Nutcracker since 2005 and continue to be blown away by its consistent brilliance!

Margot Wood