Niagara Ballet was founded in 2016 by Artistic Director Chelsea Wainwright. Our vision is to provide Niagara with the highest calibre Ballet training and performance opportunities.
Chelsea Wainwright, Artistic Director
Mrs. Chelsea Wainwright is certified by Bolshoi Ballet Academy Vaganova Method Elementary Level under the direction of Vera Kulikova Head of Classical Ballet at Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Bolshoi Ballet Academy teacher Yevgenia Kazeeva. Bolshoi Ballet is one of the worlds oldest and most established schools for classical ballet training.
Director and Choreographer of "The Nutcracker" Chelsea thrives on bringing the Ballet Dancers of Niagara the best in training and performance opportunities.
Chelsea has been Ballet Director at EDC Dancers inc since 2012. Guiding students to reach technical excellence. Chelsea studied as a full time student at Canada's National Ballet School. Chelsea has danced alongside some of the worlds most esteemed Ballet companies including The Kiev Ballet, The National Ballet de Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso, Ballet Ouest of Montreal and Neglia Ballet Artists. Chelsea is trained in RAD Ballet (Royal Academy of Dancing) holding her Intermediate Certificate, she is also trained in Cecchetti and Russian Vaganova Ballet methods. Chelsea spent three years performing as a Dancer/Illusionist Assistant in the show "Imagine" and "Beyond Belief" at the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls and Television appearances in New York City. Chelsea has trained with and been the protege of Stelio Calagias former owner of Metro Movement in Toronto, Ont. working intensely under his wing. Chelsea's students have been accepted into several professional ballet schools such as; Canada's National Ballet School,Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Royal Danish Ballet School, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Tivoli Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet School, School of Alberta Ballet, Quinte Ballet School and The Juilliard school. Chelsea is known for her in depth outlook on the technical elements when training young dancers and prides herself on allowing her students to reach their fullest and greatest potential.