About Us

Charlesworth Ballet College (CBC) – is located at our new purpose built venue at 74 – 76 Goodwood Parade, Burswood and at 1 Mabel Street, North Perth. CBC is a professional dance training programme designed to nurture and develop the young dancer to enable him or her to achieve a career in dance. With the high demands for work in the dance industry CBC has devised a solid, diverse training programme, which includes Classical, Contemporary, Spanish & Character Dance, Music, Theory and Performance. Classical Ballet makes up the major component of the courses studied and uses the Vaganova method of training considered the finest syllabus for classical ballet. Approximately 160 students from 9 years of age attend the College. Enrolment to the College Programme is by audition only.

The Vaganova method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951). The technique fuses elements of traditional French technique from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian technique.

Precision. Quiet power. Controlled strength. Regal carriage”
Vaganova-trained dancers are easy to spot:

Their technique is deeply internalised and their bodies naturally breathe
classical movement—a result of years of a highly structured class.
Agrippina Vaganova revolutionized the art of ballet with the technique that bears her name.