New winter holiday course! ask more! 2019

The speciality of the course is rehearsing piruettes and solo`s from famous classical ballets.

Teachers: Vaganova school Russia Victoria Gobuleva and Star dancer Juha Kirjonen.


Children age 3-4 years. 4-6 years! ask more info!

Welcome to dance and learn to dance with professionals, please write to us with any question: email:

Studios : Rahakamarintori 3 A 00240 Länsi-Pasila. Helsinki.

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Helsinki Ballet Academy offers upscaled/high leveled classical ballet education for children, young people and adults. The education is suited for amateurs, people aiming for the dance profession and professionals.
The speciality of the school is rehearsing variations, meaning that the students get to rehearse solo sections of world famous ballets and smaller group dances in its entirety.

Étoile dancer Juha Kirjonen who graduated from the Vaganova-academy in St Petersburg works as the head teacher of the school. Teacher: Boris Jakolevits Bregvadze.
He has worked and performed in leading ballet companies around the world and was promoted to étoile dancer at the Finnish National Ballet in 2011. In the same year he was granted the medal of the Finnish White Rose order of knighthood by the President of Finland Tarja Halonen for his long time service in Finnish cultural life.


Here you will find all ballet classes

Studio Barre: 1. floor   Studio Pavlova: 3. floor  
Monday   Monday  
16:00-17:30 Pro2 ballet AL 16:15-17:30 Pro1 ballet AAH
17:30-18:05 Pre ballet, 3-4v. HJ 17:30-18:30 7-9v. ballet AAH
18:05-18:50 Pre ballet 5-6v HJ 18:30-19:45 adult ballet, beginner AAH
18:50-19:50 Pro3 contemporary JP    
19:50-20:50 Pro4 contemporary JP    
Tuesday   Tuesday  
17:00-18:30 Pro2 ballet AL 16:15-17:45 Pro3 ballet VG
18:30-20:00 adult ballet, basic level AL 17:45-19:15 Pro4 ballet VG
15:00-16:00 Pro1 extra VG 19:15-20:15 Pro4 repertuar VG
Wednesday   Wednesday  
9:00-10:30 adult ballet, advance JK 16:15-17:30 Pro1 ballet AAH
17:10-17:45 Pre ballet, 3-4v. HJ 17:45-18:45 7-9v. ballet AAH
17:45-18:30 Pre ballet 5-6v. HJ 18:45-20:15 adult ballet, advance AAH
18:30-20:00 Pro3 ballet JK    
Thursday   Thursday  
14:30-15:30 Senior ballet beginners LK 15:45-17:15 Pro2 ballet LK
16:30-18:00 Pro4 ballet JK 17:15-18:45 Pro3 ballet VG
18:00-18:45 Pro4 repertuar JK 18:45-19:15 Pro3 repertuar VG
18:45-20:15 adult ballet, basic level/advance JK    
15:30-16:30 Pro1 extra VG    
Friday   Friday  
9:00-10:30 adult ballet, advance JK 16:45-18:00 Pro1 ballet AAH
15:30-16:45 Pro2 repertuar JK    
16:45-18:15 Pro4 ballet JK    
18:30-20:00 aik. pointe/repertuar, advance JK    
Saturday   Saturday  
10:00-11:30 Pro3 ballet VG 10:00-11:30 Pro2 ballet LK
11:30-12:15 Pro3 repertuar VG 11:45-13:15 adult ballet, basic level LK
12:30-13:45 Pro1 ballet VG 13:15-13:45 pointe tecnique LK
Aleksander Theatre, bick ballet studio:    
16:00-17:30 Pro4 ballet JK    
17:30-19:00 Pro4 repertuar JK    
Sunday   Sunday  
12:00-13:30 Pro4 ballet VG 14:00-15:15 adult ballet, beginners HJ
13:30-14:15 Pro4 repertuar VG    
AAH= Anne-Marie Ahola-Hiitola, AL= Anu Lindéll, LK= Leena Kalk, HJ= Henna Julin, VG= Victoria Golubeva,
JK= Juha Kirjonen, JP= Johan Pakkanen, LG= Ljudmila Grigoreva.    
Helsinki Ballet Academy offers            


Innovative Ballet Master Class exclusively offers its participants courses that are run by highly qualified Ballet teachers, Dance pedagogues and jury members of International competitions.

Candidates will benefit from the professional experience of the team, receiving competent and in-depth training to prepare them for international competitions such as the Prix de Lausanne, Ballet competition Jackson, Varna or Helsinki.

Place: Rahakamarintori 3 A 00240 Helsinki (Länsi-Pasila)

Childrens/ professionals/ Adult/ intensive classes.

A system of expressive single elements, which is based on the careful development of different types of movements, such as positions of the feet, hands, body and head. In Classical Ballet class only the purist form can be trained. After all, art comes from "Good Base"

- Ballet Class (Training)
- Pointe Class
- Pas de deux Class (Technique & Methodic)
- Intensive Ballet Class (Technique)

-Flamenco class (Technique)

Welcome and enjoy life of dance.Remember to have your own insurance in case of accident, we have it too :)

Ballet academy are not taking any responsibility of any kind of accident! so take care of your own insurance.

We will help you to find good doctor or medical help.

It's never too late to learn ballet. Adult ballet is a great way to get into shape and learn something new.
Have you always dreamed of taking ballet classes but now feel like it's too late? Do you feel like you are too old to get into a leotard and ballet slippers? Although professional ballerinas start at an early age, it's never too late to learn ballet. Adult ballet classes offer a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning the fundamental techniques of ballet.

If you have never danced before, a beginners class would be perfect for you. Beginner classes start off at the very first steps of ballet, so there is no reason to be intimidated. If you are a former dancer and want to return to ballet after several years, you will be placed in a class depending on your fitness and skill level.

Taking part in an adult ballet class is good for your body as well as your mind. Besides promoting cardiovascular fitness and good posture, ballet is very enjoyable by people of all ages. Follow your passion and try a ballet class.
If you feel uncomfortable wearing tights and a leotard, simply wear a T-shirt and sweatpants. Make sure you wear something that allows you to move freely. Welcome to Helsinki Ballet Academy :)

Best regards,
Juha Kirjonen
Artistic director