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Master Ballet Academy (MBA), the official school of Phoenix Ballet, is celebrating its 15th
season and is under the artistic direction of Slawomir Wozniak. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona,
MBA has trained many professional and award-winning dancers
including USA IBC Jackson
award-winning dancers Giselle Bethea and Tia Wenkman and IBC Varna gold medalist William
Jackson Beckham. MBA teaches Vaganova-based ballet technique with year-round programs
including a 7-week Summer Intensive and mini “GPI” Intensives. MBA students have received
coveted offers and scholarships to train all over the world including Vaganova Ballet Academy
in Saint Petersburg, Princess Grace Dance Academy in Monaco, Royal Ballet School in London,
Canada’s National Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet, Basel Dance Academy in Switzerland,
Munich Ballet Academy in Germany, and John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany among
many others. Many graduating MBA students have gone on to professional dance careers all
over the world including contracts with ABT, Tulsa Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Colorado Ballet,
Norwegian National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Orlando Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Ballet
Arizona, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. MBA dancers have appeared on MBA’s YouTube series, “Born on Pointe”, Netflix’s “Driven to Dance”, “Dance Moms” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

MBA trains students ages 3 to adult with a pre-professional division and has a professional performance company, Phoenix Ballet with multiple performance opportunities every season. Performances include Slawomir Wozniak’s “The Nutcracker”, “Paquita” and “Snow White” among other ballets including new contemporary ballets by Mr. Wozniak and multiple world premiere’s commissioned for Phoenix Ballet by acclaimed choreographers.

Recent Awards
Outstanding School and Teacher Awards, YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix) 2012-2022

ADC/IBC, Outstanding School and Teacher Awards, 2012-2019
World Ballet Competition, Outstanding School and Teacher award 2021



Master Ballet Academy, the official school of Phoenix Ballet

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