Master Ballet Academy

Master Ballet Academy


The international ballet competition Prix de Lausanne starts tomorrow! Among the 74 athletes are 14 from the following schools in the U.S.:
City Ballet School - San Francisco (CA)
American Ballet Theatre (NY)
Ballet Central New Jersey (NJ)
Cary Ballet Conservatory (NC)
Master Ballet Academy (AZ)
MorningStar Dance Academy of Atlanta (GA)
Orlando Metropolitan Ballet Academy (FL)
Peninsula School of Performing Arts (CA)
Sarasota Cuban Ballet School (FL)
Skyra Studios (FL)
UNC School of Theatre Arts & Dance (NC)

Learn more about the competition that began in 1973:
Maya Schonbrun 💖🌟✨
Master Ballet Academy
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ABT-SI 18/19/20/21
WBC/YAGPFinals 20/21
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Pooh Bear Ballerina
I’m beyond excited to share a glimpse of my most recent photoshoot with
I had so much FUN shooting with Jāson!! It was a really amazing experience and I can’t wait to shoot with him again!
I also can’t wait to share more!! 💞


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Master Ballet Academy @irenawozniak @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @sw.ballet
Dancer Spotlight: Rune Houchin

Rune Houchin began ballet at the age of 11 and moved from Colorado to Arizona to train at Master Ballet Academy before starting the trainee program at Tulsa Ballet in 2020.

Rune’s accolades include second place classical and top 12 contemporary at Youth America Grand Prix San Francisco 2020 and first place Pas De Deux at YAGP Phoenix. His professional experience includes Tulsa Ballet under the artistic direction of Marcello Angelini, Fokine Ballet and Phoenix Ballet.

You can sponsor Rune or any one of our dancers during the 21-22 season here:
So excited to be heading back to Sedona this coming Winter ~ MODEL CALL for advanced dancers in Scottsdale/Phoenix - DM to apply

Pas de deux in front of Cathedral Rock ~ dancers Chase and Isabella with Master Ballet Academy🌵

Gear: Sigma Art 28mm ~ Canon 5D Mark IV
Sedona Sunset ~ Pas de deux in the desert with Chase and Isabella from Master Ballet Academy 🌵

Gear: Sigma Art 28mm ~ Canon 5D Mark IV
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Sedona, you have me under your spell.
Pas de deux in the desert with Master Ballet Academy dancers Chase and Isabella🌵

Gear: Sigma Art 28mm ~ Canon 5D Mark IV
Enchanted Photography - by Marla Michele Must
ALERT - protect your students. This is being reported - guest instructor at Master Ballet Academy is arrested for sexually assaulting a 16 yr old student. All must be horrified. Not the type of 'guests' we need - anywhere in the world.
Enjoy the YAGP 2021 Finals Classical Pas de Deux Highlights from Master Ballet Academy students - Second Place Winner - Maya Schonbrun (16) and Cruz Vining (16) performing Satanella & Top 6 Winner - Isabella Padilla (15) and Chase Vining (19) performing Don Quixote!

Head to the YAGP YouTube Channel for the full Classical Pas de Deux Highlights Video!
Enjoy three of the 32 stunning Senior Women who advanced to the Final Round of our YAGP 2021 Tampa Finals! Stay tuned for more performanes coming your way!
⭐️Martina Prefontaine, 19, Independent
⭐️Brianna Guagliardo, 16, The Art of Classical Ballet
⭐️Maya Schönbrun, 16, Master Ballet Academy

Comment below which category you would like to see more of next!
Give a thumbs up if you have had a similar experience on stage!

Day 2: Taylor O'Meara from Master Ballet Academy Master Ballet Academy
Tune in tonight at 9pm EST for the YAGP 2021 Virtual Semi-Final Awards Ceremony ⭐️ And be sure to cast your vote for the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD!

We want to hear from you, the audience, on your favorite performances this season! The rules:
- Simply vote for the dancer or ensemble piece of your choice via the COMMENTS section directly on the YouTube video (**not** the comments here on Facebook)
- In your comment, feel free to share with us the reason why you think this dancer is so special!
- 1 vote per person
- You will have until 24 hours after the ceremony to vote, after which the votes will be tallied and the winner will receive a special feature on YAGP social media!

Please show your enthusiasm and support for these young dancers by sharing, commenting, and applauding them on their hard work this season!

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Master Ballet Academy offers the highest quality instruction in ballet, while also offering top leve Master Ballet Academy offers classes for beginners (from 3 year olds) to pre-professional levels.

The introductory classes set a great basis for dance, giving young children a taste of ballet and tap. As our students grow we expect them to work hard in order to achieve their goals. The main focus in the studio is ballet, instruction for it is based on the Vaganova method, the most effective ballet training in the world. During variations classes students are exposed to all major masters, inclu

Operating as usual

Tucson teen named among 7 winners of world-renowned ballet competition, Prix de Lausanne 02/09/2022

Tucson teen named among 7 winners of world-renowned ballet competition, Prix de Lausanne

Tucson teen named among 7 winners of world-renowned ballet competition, Prix de Lausanne TUCSON (KVOA) - With the Winter Olympics now in full swing, all eyes have been on the United States to see if its best and brightest can come up on

Photos from Master Ballet Academy's post 11/26/2021

BLACK FRIDAY thru CYBER MONDAY sale - save $25 off our early price PLUS get a free t-shirt!

Our annual Winter Intensive is coming up, this December 27-30 in Scottsdale, AZ, with Irena & Slawomir Wozniak + special guests including Brian Friedman, Lacey Schwimmer, Rasta Thomas, Kobi Rozenfeld and more!

To register, use coupon code CYBER now thru midnight on Monday to save. or link in bio.

Already registered? We'll give you a gift!

Photos from Master Ballet Academy's post 08/13/2021

MBA'S annual Labor Day GPI (Dance Intensive) for ages 8 and up is this September 3-6 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Save $100 when you register by August 20th. Link in bio or visit

With top industry instructors including:
Irena Wozniak, Tyce Diorio, Victor Smalley, Lacey Schwimmer (Ballroom), Rasta Thomas, Krista King Doherty, Ashley Eschler and more!

The perfect time to get choreography for the upcoming dance season! Tyce, Victor, Rasta and Krista are available!

Join us for the best Dance Intensive to jump start the season!

YAGP 2021 Tampa Finals - JUNIOR WOMEN FINAL ROUND 05/13/2021


Exciting to watch so many talented dancers at YAGP Finals in Tampa. Right now check out their live feed of the Junior's Final round at YAGP Finals in Tampa. MBA dancers Isobel Lehman, Taylor O'Meara and Nina Hohlt are competing in this elite round!

YAGP 2021 Tampa Finals - JUNIOR WOMEN FINAL ROUND Welcome to the LIVE-STREAM of the YAGP 2021 Season Finals at the Straz Center for Performing Arts in Tampa, FL - JUNIOR WOMEN FINAL ROUND Click here for to...


Expect the best start of the summer this year. Summer Edition of Grand Prix Intensive 2021 just announced.
Best teachers, best dancers, best experiance only😁
Getting ready for Nationals? This is your chance not only to get a critique from our staff memebers but run it on stage before your finals. Need a new choreography from one of the guest artist that's not a problem either.
For full information and registration go to
Or email [email protected]

@teddyforance @akirauchida @thelaceyschwimmer @myleslavallee @irenawozniak @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 and more


Photos from Master Ballet Academy's post 02/20/2021

Master Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive is June 14-July 30th in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ.

Now accepting video and zoom auditions for serious dancers ages 8 and up. Hurry, our deadline is March 31st! Students do not need to take all 7 weeks, only 3 weeks are required. Housing is available.

For info visit
DM us or email [email protected]

Train with the best this summer!


Summer Intesive 2021 is going to be like... @mellie_ballerina

@phoenixballet @mbagrandprix @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @bornonpointe


So happy for my dancers,so proud of @masterballetacademy & @phoenixballet


@yagp Semi Finals 2021 Phoenix
Congratulation to @taylor.omeara for winning Grand Prix Junior division 👏👌👍❤😘 so proud of you😊
@masterballetacademy #irenasballerina#beatiful


So proud of you @meganryanballerina
👏❤ hard work paid off 😘
@yagp Phoenix #dancer#beautiful #dedication#irenasballerina#alwayslearning#happy#humble#goodvibes

Photos from Master Ballet Academy's post 01/21/2021

We are so proud of all our dancers who competed at YAGP Phoenix this past weekend! We are honored to have such an amazing group of dancers this year!

Master Ballet Academy's Awards at YAGP Phoenix 2021:

All 1st Place
🥇Isabella Padilla & Chase Vining; "Don Quixote" pas de duex
🥇Tova Tustin & Sasha Ellis; "Ocean and Pearls" & "Pizzicato"
🥇"Screw Loose" with Taylor O'Meara, Channing Dennis, Kenzie Huizar, Megan Savage, Sawyer Gambrel, Mia Patton, Choreography by Krista Doherty
🥇"Constellations" with Amber Skaggs, Anna Inchausti, Isabella Padilla, Summer Montenegro, Chase Vining, Cruz Vining, Choreography by Myles Lavallee

🥇⭐Hope Award: Channing Dennis

Top 12 Classical: Eva Rumasuglia

🥇⭐Grand Prix Award: Taylor O'Meara

Contemporary Top 12:
Chloe Hennessy
Kenzie Huizar
Sami Sonder

🥉3rd Place: Chloe Hennessy
Top 12:
Jaiden Jimerson
Megan Ryan
Mia Patton

Mens Contemporary:
🥇First Place: Cruz Vining
🥈Second Place: Chase Vining

Womens' Contemporary Top 12:
Anna Inchausti
Brianna Patrick
Carolina Centenara
Maya Schonbrun

Mens's Classical:
🥇 First Place: Chase Vining
🥈 Second Place: Cruz Vining

Women's Classical:
🥇First Place: Anna Inchausti
🥈 Second Place: Maya Schonbrun
Top 12:
Brianna Patrick
Carolina Centenara
Jesse Detroy
Regan Forster

Master Ballet Academy

Krista Doherty

Awesome job everyone!! ❤⭐👏


This weekend @yagp Phoenix 😊❤

Timeline photos 01/02/2021

Happy New Year 2021 to all 🎊🧨🎉🎆✨🎇😘
With hope.....looking for bright light.....
@masterballetacademy @mwozniak1 @benjamin_majors #this#picture#power#powerful#people#bright#light#ballet#art#artistofinstagram#michalwozniak#slawomirwozniak #dancer#motivation#future#positivevibes


Master Ballet Academy's GPI is over, and we are so happy to have closed out 2020 in such a joyful, productive, and successful manner. Thank you to all of the staff members, instructors, and guest artists for the challenging classes and mentorship. Thanks to the many parents for their trust and support. And finally the greatest thanks to all the dancers for their dedication, hard work, and the enthusiasm they brought with them. See you all soon. Happy New Year and stay healthy ❣

@irenawozniak @markmeismer @officialkristamiller @misskristakingdoh @myleslavallee @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @autumnmiller @ @thereal_myson @ @blackswanbrand


Excited to announce our SUMMER INTENSIVE to be held June 14- July 30th.

Auditions to be held in-person at our Winter Intensive (some spots still open, link in bio!)

Or now accepting video auditions - email [email protected] with questions

@irenawozniak @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @mbagrandprix @phoenixballet

Photos from Master Ballet Academy's post 12/17/2020

Our WINTER INTENSIVE is just 10 days away, Dec 27-30. Dance celebrity Elliana Walmsley will be there, will you?

There are still some in-person spots open and we also offer a zoom option. REGISTER today to make sure you have a spot! Link in bio or visit

Held at Master Ballet Academy's studios in Scottsdale, AZ, Dec 27-30, for dance students ages 11+. This unique and exciting dance Intensive has a focus on ballet, contemporary and industry dance.

Limited size classes; social distancing; brand new studios with new air and heating systems; mask requirements and more covid safety policies.

Master instructors include:
🔥 Master Ballet Academy (Slawomir Wozniak)
🔥 Irena Wozniak
🔥 Mark Meismer
🔥 Krista Miller
🔥 Autumn Miller
🔥 Petra Conti
🔥 Krista King-Doherty
🔥 Myles Lavallee
🔥 Michal Wozniak
🔥 Slawek Wozniak
🔥 Myson Junior


Happy Thanksgiving to all dancer from Master Ballet Academy by @maya.schonbrun

@irenawozniak @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @mbagrandprix @phoenixballet @bornonpointe



It has to be 2020 if while ballet class one of your dancers plays for the class and two hot dogs with whole bunch of other creatures does grand battlements 👹👽👿👺

@maya.schonbrun @anna_inchausti

@irenawozniak @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @mbagrandprix @phoenixballet @bornonpointe



Happy World Ballet Day by @chasevining

Pc :@amandaa.knowles

@irenawozniak @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @phoenixballet @mbagrandprix @bornonpointe



Thursdays are good too.😁
@chasevining and his work in progress.

@irenawozniak @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @phoenixballet @mbagrandprix @bornonpointe



Audition time! Fun Sunday

@irenawozniak @phoenixballet @mbagrandprix @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @bornonpointe


Sundays are actually very fun too😉

Don't forget to sign up for our Grand Prix Intensive this December. Lots of fun and lots to learn.

@irenawozniak @phoenixballet @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @bornonpointe @mbagrandprix



Happy Thursday to all dancers around the World.
Peace, Love and Dance.

@irenawozniak @phoenixballet @mbagrandprix @slawek_wozniak @mwozniak1 @bornonpointe


Photos from Master Ballet Academy's post 07/16/2020

Now accepting auditions for our exclusive Professional and Pre-Professional Level for the upcoming 20/21 season!

Our season begins August 17th in-person at our gorgeous BRAND NEW studio in North Scottsdale.

To apply: send video, headshot, photo in first arabesque and bio to [email protected] (we'll then send you an application and there is a $35 audition fee)

If you do not have video, we can do a Zoom audition or in-person audition. Send all inquiries to [email protected]

Timeline photos 06/24/2020

Live and Zoom Master Classes this Saturday.
Ballet, Hip-Hop and Tap classes with Master Ballet Academy's new studios with our dancers and guest teachers. @carlosdos8883
@zacharywkelley_ @thereal_myson
Lots of fun guaranteed

Space in live class limited. To sign up please call 6029968000
or email [email protected]
PC: @evanysphotography
@ninakatharinehohlt @farrahhirsch



Timeline photos 06/17/2020

So proud of our beautiful dancers. Beauty and strength. Grace and power.
Loyalty and dedication.
@ambernovella @taylor.omeara @isobelroselehman

@phoenixballet @bornonpointe



Summer Intensive Peogram 2020 around the corner. Hopefully Arizona weather will allow us to have a safe, healthy and productive time this summer at our brand new building in the heart of Scottsdale @slawek_wozniak one of our teachers in preparation for our Paquita production 3 summers ago.
Come and train with us. You can still register as due to pandemic issue we extanded deadlines😉

@irenawozniak @mwozniak1 @phoenixballet @mbagrandprix @bornonpointe


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