Senior Professional School


The Academy’s Senior Professional School consists of distinctive and comprehensive programs designed to produce graduates who are capable of integrating effortlessly into dance companies all over the world. Exceptional training and dedicated attention to each student provides a strong technical foundation in classical ballet and encourages uninhibited artistic expression in all disciplines of dance. Students thrive in an environment that includes international performance tours, educational outreach presentations, numerous performance opportunities throughout the year, workshops and masterclasses as well as participation in festivals and international dance competitions.

We believe that our experience in training and our capability to properly guide our students at various stages of their development paired with emphasis in offering performance presentations, access to innovative choreography, and individualized coaching is what sets Goh Ballet’s delivery and the student’s learning outcomes at a level that propels them for career advancement.

Our training is not only in the studio where solid foundations are built; it is our strong belief that gaining performance opportunities regularly at professional venues, becoming fluent through exposure to the great classical repertoire, and pushing boundaries in new creations is the best way to ensure our students’ success.

We believe in celebrating individual bests and building versatility through a well-rounded curriculum; we do not make “cookie cutter” dancers.

Goh Ballet is committed to fostering talent and supporting those needing financial assistance. Scholarships are available for both domestic and international students. More information is available upon acceptance into the program.


The Senior Professional School Program consists of the following curricula:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Dance Repertoire/Variations
  • Technique Development
  • Pas de Deux/Partnering
  • Character Dance
  • Contemporary
  • Pointe or Men’s Work
  • Body Conditioning
  • Workshops/Masterclasses
  • Creative Process with Choreographers

Combined Academic/Ballet Program

Annual Program
Levels: PB, PA1-4

Aspiring dancers need to be prepared for the challenges and demands of a professional career, while successfully completing their academic education. The Academy’s commitment to developing a well-balanced and educated dancer is reflected through our Academic/Ballet Program. In 1987, Goh Ballet pioneered the first integrated half-day academic program to allow students the opportunity to continue school studies and professionally train simultaneously.

The program combines an academic curriculum provided by Vancouver School Board secondary schools with intensive professional dance training. It also offers students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to complete the academic requirements for graduation and post-secondary entrance. This combined academic/ballet program is suitable for high-achieving, artistically motivated students who are seriously committed to both academic education and dance training with approximately 25 hours of dance class/rehearsals each week.


Goh Ballet Academy believes in assisting families who are in need of financial aid as well as rewarding students with artistic merit and achievements. Applications for scholarships and financial assistance are accepted from Senior Professional School students who have been enrolled for at least one year. Extensive evaluations are conducted by the Academy’s Director and Artistic Staff prior to making decisions on recipients and awarded scholarship amounts.

Those requesting scholarships or financial assistance who fall outside of the above mentioned criteria are welcome to contact us with any questions. However, we ask that families respect our policies as exceptions are rarely made.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students, staff and community are of the utmost importance to us at Goh Ballet. We follow and adhere to all provincial government and health authority guidelines regarding mask wearing and other prevention measures. Goh Ballet’s updated Communicable Disease Prevention Policy includes comprehensive sanitization procedures, requirements for all staff, faculty, pianists and students to self-screen prior to coming to the Academy and appropriate prevention measures such as control of traffic flow, physical distancing, and barriers where possible. We acknowledge that the Covid-19 situation is ever evolving and are committed to actively monitoring and updating our solutions to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all our students, families, faculty, pianists, and staff.

Please note under the current Proof of Vaccination requirements all individuals participating and supporting youth programs for those 21 years and younger are exempt from providing a proof of vaccination. Goh Ballet’s Adult ballet program is subject to the Proof of Vaccination requirements in BC and in Ontario for all those participating in those programs – please visit our Adult Ballet page for more information.

Goh Ballet is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and secure learning and working environment where all individuals are free from any form of violence or threat of violence, including sexual violence and misconduct.
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