Since 1975, Cristina Pora Balaceanu Classical Dance Academy has been focused on excellence with an emphasis on fundamentals in technique and artistry.  Our non-competitive model allows our dancers to focus on their strengths, take pride in their accomplishments and establish a joy for movement.

We pride ourselves in developing excellence and artistry in dance education, equipping our students with a solid foundation in technique and a joy of movement.  We welcome dancers from any age and experience! Whether it is sharing our love for dance or igniting the professional spirit for a future in performing arts, our Academy provides its students with the opportunity to study Classical Ballet in the Russian/ Vaganova base method. We encourage our dancers to broaden their movement vocabulary by exploring multiple dance forms offered at the Academy:

  • Jazz

  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Hip-Hop
  • Spanish/Flamenco
Russian/ Vaganova Based Method

The Russian/ Vaganova system follows a progression of carefully balanced and graded steps which gives the dancer a solid grounding in leg technique combined with well trained and expressive upper part of the body. With ballet classes led by internationally renowned and highly sought after teachers from the ballet community, our ballet program caters to the recreational and the serious dancer who wish to have a professional career. (link to Alumni page)

Our Philosophy:

The goal of our academy has always been to provide our students with the finest, physically safest training possible. We are focused on excellence and are dedicated to providing a nurturing learning environment for our dancers.  Through hard work and dedication we aim to provide a platform where our students may fulfill their artistic dreams and aspirations at all ages and levels of training.


The Academy offers its students one if the best facilities available. It is well equipped with:

2 large professional dance studios
High impact wooden sprung floors

Oak ballet barres
Wall-to-wall mirrors
2 spacious change rooms
Elegant waiting area




(905) 823-5150
2133 Royal Windsor Drive, Unit 13-14 (Intersection of Lakeshore Rd., Southdown Rd., and Royal Windsor Dr.) Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 1K5