Celebrating over 30 years of Excellence in Alberta

A major goal of the Society has been to provide unique dance opportunities and one of the best techniques for ballet students,professional dancers and ballet teachers in Alberta.

The Society has produced stage performances, hosted and attended workshops and festivals, organized trips, performances and cultural exchanges in Canada, Russia, Romania, Australia and the United States.

Maria Mitrache-Bokor

The Vaganova Dance Society was founded by Maria Mitrache-Bokor in 1988 in Edmonton Alberta to promote the Russian technique developed by Mme. Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951).

Vaganova Dance Society
Vaganova Dance Society

Mme. Agrippina Vaganova

Mme. Vaganova created a unique classical ballet technique, unifying and combining the best of French, Italian, Danish and Russian methods.

The technique is characterized by a harmonious movement of the whole body, soft arms with a strong back, suppleness of the body with iron aplomb, a noble and natural placement of the head, precise coordination combined with a unique sense of musicality.