The Michigan Ballet Academy (MBA) is a not-for-profit arts organization under the artistic leadership of Akop and Gaiane Akopian which offers the highest quality classical ballet training using the Russian Vaganova training method. The pedagogy of the MBA is based on the method developed at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia as well as the performance aesthetic of the Kirov Ballet. The Vaganova Ballet Academy is acknowledged around the world as the foremost training program for classical ballet. MBA incorporated as a non-profit organization on June 1, 2011. We are located in a state of the art facility at 1595 Galbraith Avenue SE in the Cascade area of Grand Rapids, Michigan.