"Rukshana has a wonderful talent to convey and teach what dance is all about.  Her students are lucky to have such an elegant example of dance."
- Vanessa Harwood, former Principal Ballerina, National Ballet  of Canada,  O. C.  (Order of Canada)

“I formerly was a professional ballet dancer in Europe and so it was important to me to find a studio for my daughter that developed a professional look, perfomance quality and lyricism. My expectations were surpassed with The Academy of International Dance Arts and I've been happy to recommend it to other parents looking for the same standards.”
- Nedomir Kosmajac, Vancouver

“I was impressed with this school from the start. I appreciated the complimentary one on one ballet evaluation and that the Director spent so much time discussing options with me. Once Jennifer got going with her classes, I was impressed at how maturely the girls in the class danced and how much more challenged she was than at where she had studied earlier. An added bonus was that the class was smaller and she got more attention. This school clearly has a knack for getting the very most out of its students. I'm so pleased I enrolled my daughter here.”
- Karina V. Thompson, Vancouver

“Ms Engineer is an extremely dedicated, caring, knowledgeable and talented ballet teacher. She cares for all the girls; teaches her classes with enthusiasm and often goes over the allotted dance time and gives extra classes at no cost. The costumes and choreographies for the year-end presentations, all organized by her, are extraordinarily breathtaking. She truly loves her students.”
- Muriel Hoy, Vancouver

“For the past six years my daughter has studied at The Academy of International Dance Arts. I feel the Director is an excellent teacher -- artistic and sensitive to her students needs. She has a true professional manner and encourages the students to work together in an atmosphere of mutal respect. I would highly recommend The Academy of International Dance Arts to any parent wishing to enroll their child in a ballet school.”
- Jennie Gan, Delta

“I think The Academy of International Dance Arts is a gem of a school and only wish we had discovered it earlier. My daughter, Hana, has gotten so much out of her classes. Ms Elavia teaches with grace, soul and passion, and it is a joy to have her as part of my daughter's life.”
- Jofi Singh, Vancouver

“My daughter spent five years studying at The Academy of International Dance Arts. During that time her dancing and self-esteem improved immensely and she gained a deeper understanding of dance, music, and culture. As a teacher, I also appreciate the patience, personal attention and encouragement given to each student and the outstanding quality of the school's performances.”
- Judy Der, Burnaby

The Academy of International Dance Arts

Telephone: 604-327-9313


808 East 50th Ave
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5X 1B5