About School of Russian Ballet. Singapore

Under the leadership of  Founder / Academic Director Mrs. Elena Kanevskaia –  Russian  Prima Ballerina , Choreographer  and former Artistic Director and Balletmaster of a professional ballet company, SORBS’s international  dance faculty consists of skilled, professional  Russian , Singaporean, Japanese, Korean Teachers with the years of experience in the Dance Education and Performing Arts industries.

Premier School of Russian Ballet. Singapore (SORBS) was established in 2012 as a unique institution, specialising in pre-professional  dance education for Children, Adults  based on the world recognised Russian “Vaganova “ professional ballet educational curriculum.

From August 2018, SORBS opened the doors to its second Branch.

Students of SORBS are able to participate yearly in professional quality ballet productions, created by a strong team of Choreographers from the faculty of the school.

The ballet performances are shown to Singapore audiences and performed on the prestigious stages of  Victoria Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Gateway Theatre.

School of Russian Ballet. Singapore provides annual examinations on Ballet (Vaganova Method) , Character Dance and Jazz Dance Classes after which, our students are awarded  with the Local and International Certifications.

A team of the talented students have been undergoing consistent  training and have participated in  local and International Dance Competitions, representing Singapore abroad and becoming finalist and winners.

Dance Is The Hidden Language Of The Soul


To be the standard bearer of the Russian Vaganova method of classical ballet in Singapore.

To allow everyone to enjoy and discover the beauty of the ballet art.


Our school offers a strong dance curriculum with great attention to dance techniques that emphasises injury prevention.

Our courses are suitable for everyone, children and adults, who is interest at art of dance. 

Our school will give an ideal foundation for dancers who wish to pursue their professional career.


Our school is dedicated to provide a high standard offer dance education with close attention to each individual student to develop and motivate full potential and talent in each of them.

We create encouraging and supportive environment for all students to learn the best of their ability.

Local & International Collaborations

SORBS have also organised and collaborated with local and international Art Establishments:

*Organised a series of ballet master classes by stars of Russian Ballet in collaboration  with Esplanade Theatres by the Bay (2018).

*Provided teaching courses and lectures for Dance and Theatre departments at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. (2013-2018)

*Organised International  trips and participations in the world renowned Dance programs and Seminars  at Vaganova Academy Of Russian Ballet St. Petersburg. Russia (2016 -2019).  

*Provided Training courses and choreography classes in collaboration with Singapore Gymnastics National Team Singapore (2018-219).

*Intensive training in Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. St. Peterburg. Russia.

For children with the goal of pursuing a professional career in dance, our school offers a strong dance curriculum with great attention to dance techniques that emphasise injury prevention.This will serve as an ideal foundation for the future professional dancers in Singapore.

Our school is dedicated to cultivate and nurture talents by fostering dance as a beautiful art form that stimulates the mind and soul. This vision is fulfilled through performances, a strong comprehensive dance curriculum, various educational outreach programs, high skilled professional experts in the fields of a Dance Educational Industry.


Elena Kanevskaia

Founder/Academic Director

Originally from Minsk, Belarus, Elena is from a dynasty of ballet dancers, actors and movie directors. She began her Music studies at age of 5 years old and professional Ballet studies at the age of ten at the Belarusian State College of Choreography which she graduated from in 1989 with Diplomas in Classical Ballet, Folk Dance and Dance Teaching. Since that time, she has been employed as a professional ballerina, choreographer and teacher. In 1992 she found the first private professional Dance Theatre under the management of State Belarusian Philharmonic Associations. Over the next 12 years she was the company’s principal producer, artistic director and prima ballerina. By order of Belarusian Ministry of Culture in 1994 Elena was awarded with highest professional ballet qualification. Elena’s company productions toured all over the world until she settled in Singapore and extended her career as a Teacher, Lecture and Choreographer here.

From 2003 Ms. Kanevskaia took up the position of Ballet Mistress and Head of the Ballet Department at Dance Circle Studios. Singapore. At the same time Ms. Kanevskaia was invited be part time lecturer and to conduct classes in disciplines such as – Advance level Classical Ballet (Russian school), Ballet Repertoire and Point Work, European Period Dances and History on Europe in connections with the Arts, Character Dance, Physical Theatre and Body Conditioning classes – at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts : Dance and Theatre Departments and Lasalle College of the Arts : Dance and Musical Theatre Departments, where she has been teaching for almost 10 years now.

Elena is the one of a very few exponents in Singapore of the internationally renowned Russian Vaganova Classical Ballet Method. She also specialized in European Folk Dances, Character Dance and European Period Dance courses. Combining her unique 25 years of professional dance experience with educational programs that she created (based on the Russian professional dance educational curriculum), hundreds of students were exposed to her methods, studied the art and gained diplomas and degrees here in Singapore. Many of them have been awarded the highest prizes in international dance competitions and have been employed by top professional dance and theatre companies in Singapore and abroad.

Alexandr Savitski

Senior Teacher

Belarusian Premier Ballet Dancer, Producer, Artistic Director and
Classical Ballet, Folk Stage Dance, Modern, Jazz & Jazz-Modern Dance,
Contemporary dance, Coach-Choreographer for the Rhythmic Gymnastics.
* Belarusian State College of Choreography. Minsk. Belarus.
Specialized Diploma in the Ballet and Folk ensemble dance and Pedagogy.
* Awarded the qualification: Ballet dancer of high degree. Ministry of Culture
Republic of Belarus. Minsk. Belarus.

* Belarusian State Pedagogical University. Minsk. Belarus.
Bachelor’s Degree of a faculty of aesthetic education, majoring in “World and
National Culture. Rhythmic. Choreography”.
Career and Experience:
Alexandr has more then 25 years an experience in the Performing Arts and
Education Industries.
*Ballet Dancer (Soloist) at Sate Dance Ensemble of Russian Navy.
Kaliningrad. Russia.
Performing tours in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Baltic Countries: Lithuania,
Latvia, Estonia; Finland, Germany, Belgium, Poland.
* Ballet dancer (Premier) at the Belarusian State Honored Choreographic
Ensemble “KHOROSHKI”. Minsk. Belarus.
Dancer and lead choreographer for the several dance performances of a
Ballet group, mainstream national shows, Sate concerts.

Solo performances in the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre, Tchaikovsky Hall.
Moscow, Russia.
Over 14 years Alexandr was a Producer and Artistic Director of his own art
company – Performing Dance Theatre “SASH”. Minsk. Belarus
The company was on tours and performed abroad in the countries such:
Japan, UAE, Turkey, Bulgaria, Thailand, China, India, Mexico, Guatemala,
Belize, Macedonia, Guyana, Cyprus, Malaysia.
*From 2013 Alexandr became a Coach (Choreographer) of The National
Rhythmic Gymnastics Team of Belarus. Minsk Belarus.
*Trainer in the Republic Olympic Training Center. Minsk. Belarus.
2018- Present Senior Dance teacher at School of Russian Ballet. Singapore.

Anastasiia Sogrina

Full Time Teacher

Direct From St.Petersburg. Russia.   Mrs. Anastasiia  was invited  to join SORBS team as a strong expert in Vaganova Method .

Mrs. Sogrina graduated  with  Master of Arts Degree (Honours)  in  (Choreography/ Pedagogy) from The  Leading Ballet Institution of the World – Vaganova Ballet Academy (2017 – 2020).

Bachelor in Performing arts, Vaganova Ballet Academy (2003 – 2012)

Teachers: Elena Zabalkanskaya, Marina Vasilieva, Vadim Desnitskiy, Tatiana Udalenkova, Altynai Asylmuratova.

Her Ballet Career was started in  The Mariinsky Theatre (2012-2019) St. Petersburg. Russia

Her Dance Repertoire included:

Swan Lake (Pas de trois, Cygnets, Neapolitan Dance); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,

La Bayadère (Little bayaderes) choreography by Marius Petipa

The Sleeping Beauty (Young ladyes); choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev,

Pétrouchka (Dancers) choreography by Michel Fokine ,

La Sylphide (Nancy, Sylphs); choreography by Auguste Bournonville, revised version by Elsa Marianne von Rosen,

The Nutcracker (Chinese dance); choreography by Vasily Vainonen,

Carmen-Suite (Tobacco Factory-Worker); choreography by Alberto Alonso,

Sylvia (Persephone, Concubines); choreography by Frederick Ashton,

The Little Humpbacked Horse (Wet-Nurses); choreography by Alexei Ratmansky,

and The Nutcracker (Doll, Pas de trois, Chinese dance, Bees ); choreography by Kirill Simonov, production by Mihail Chemiakin.

Repertoire included the ballets: Anna Karenina (Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky), Cinderella (Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky), Le Corsaire (Choreography by Pyotr Gusev based on the composition and choreography Marius Petipa ), Don Quixote (Choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Alexander Gorsky), Giselle (Choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa), The Fireberd (Choreography by Michel Fokine), Chopiniana (Choreography by Michel Fokine, revised version Agrippina Vaganova), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai(Choreography by Rostislav Zakharov ), Jewels (Choreography by George Balanchine), The Legend of Love (Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich), The Stone Flower (Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich), Leningrad Simphony (Choreography by Igor Belsky), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Choreography by George Balanchine), Symphony in c (Choreography by George Balanchine ),  Polovtsian Dances (Choreography by Michel Fokine), Raymonda (Choreography by Marius Petipa , revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev), Le Reveil de Flore( Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov), Romeo and Juliet (Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky), Schéhérazade (Choreography by Michel Fokine), Shurale (Choreography by Leonid Yakobson), Spartacus (Choreography by Leonid Yakobson), The young lady and the hooligan (Choreography by Konstantin Boyarsky), In Jungles (Choreography by Anton Pimonov),  The Bronze Horsmen ( Choreography by Yuri Smekalov), Les Noces ( Choreography by Bronislava Nijinska), Le Sacre(Choreography by Sasha Waltz)  

 Mrs. Sogrina’s Teachers   Experience   was included School of The Art  St. Petersburg and Children’s Theatre Pirrouette . St petersburg. Mrs. Anastasiia  was working with Children as young as 4 years of age all the way to teens and  adults.  

Support you and your family in the Love of Dance!

SRBS fosters a love of dance in an upbeat and positive environment.
Students get to experience world class instruction in Russian ballet and Dance instruction. From the versatile range of classes and options available, students will be able to develop their abilities to their highest potential! Many of our students have gone on to develop professional careers around the world. In other fields, dance education also fosters confidence and communication skills that enhance personal and professional pursuits!