After having performed as principal dancers on stages around the world, we created the Hattori/Williamson School of Ballet with the mission of establishing a new standard of dance instruction in Western Canada for all aspiring dancers - from young dancers putting on their first pair of pointe shoes to dedicated students looking to pursue a professional career in ballet, and everything in between.
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Starting with students as young as 4 years of age, the Hattori/Williamson School of Ballet offers programs for people of all ages and abilities. From aspiring young dancers pursuing a professional dance career and dancers preparing to audition for ballet companies, to older adults looking to have some fun in a group setting, the teachers provide a safe and supportive environment for each person to learn and grow through ballet; to achieve their highest level of expression while experiencing the liberation of truly dancing freely.
Our Professional Program is designed for students who are committed to pursuing a career in classical or contemporary dance. The focus of this program is to develop each student into a complete dancer, and multi-faceted artist, while preparing them for the world of professional dance.Discover
Our Junior Program is designed for children in grades K to 4 and focuses primarily on the foundation of classical ballet. In addition, students are introduced to contemporary dance and building comfort and confidence in floor work, improvisation, and contact improvisation.Discover
Events and Media
Summer school registration open!
Our 2020 summer school registration is open!See More
New reads up on the Blog! Hamburg and Yukichi's creative process.
Catch the new blog posts about our students experiences going to Hamburg Ballet last year and Artistic Director Yukichi Hattori's creative process through this year's new dance collaboration with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.See More
New Season, new collaboration
Our Artistic Director, Yukichi Hattori will be choreographing for Calgary Philharmonic orchestra again.See More
For students looking to polish their technique, push their skill level, refine their artistry, prepare for an upcoming performance or audition, or to make connections with the community of teachers and choreographers at the Hattori/Williamson School of Ballet, we offer solos and privates for students of all ages and abilities.
If you are interested in registering for one of our comprehensive programs and have questions, click here to get in contact with us today.Contact Us