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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we are teachers
we are motivators
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 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
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
Adult Ballet classes are for individuals, over the age of 16 years, who are looking to get a great workout and challenge their body in new ways, while improving grace through movement, developing an appreciation for the art of ballet, having fun, and making new friends! In addition, participants will increase their knowledge of ballet history and technique.Discover
Our Summer Program is designed for students looking to improve their skills with more intense training over the summer. Students will receive top quality training from principal dancers, improve their technique, musicality and posture, and will meet others dancing at their level. This is ideal for those looking for advancement, to build valuable connections within the dance community and to receive highly specialized training.Discover
Events and Media
New Season, new collaboration
Our Artistic Director, Yukichi Hattori will be choreographing Theatre Calgary's new production of Billy Elliot!See More
Yukichi performing at Fluid Festival
Our Students of Professional Division students, Galien and Yukichi will be performing at the Fluid Festival on October 19 & 20.See More
True North online!
Our most recent performance is up online for everyone to watch! We performed last month with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate 150 anniversary of Canada on stage. It was a beautiful collaboration of music and dance. Our students danced beautifully and did the country proud. Please feel free to share.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