About ESB

The ESB Vision

To provide each student with professional training which enhances their interest, talent and enthusiasm in reaching their fullest potential.

The Facility

The school is equipped with 8 spacious studios all with sprung floors and specialized dance flooring (designed to prevent injury). Each studio has barres, stereo equipment, a piano and all studios are equipped with full mirrors. There are 5 large dressing rooms, a large and welcoming office, and a substantial lounge area for parents to wait and students to relax and eat.

Location

The Edmonton School of Ballet is located at 8205 – 90th Avenue on the 3rd Floor of Vimy Ridge Academy. Housed in the northwest corner of the building, it is accessible from the northwest and north central doors using the northwest stairwell.

Edmonton School of Ballet founder Margaret Flynn
Margaret Flynn
Arstistic Director, Founder
Licentiate, CC-CIBC

Our Founder

Margaret Flynn completed her early training in ballet and modern with Laine Mets in Edmonton and founded the Wetaskawin School of Ballet at age eleven. She founded the Edmonton School of Ballet in 1967 and began dance schools in other Alberta centers. Mrs. Flynn danced professionally in many musicals and light operas. She advanced her teacher training at the National Ballet School of Canada.

Margaret’s passion for dance influenced countless young people to purse dance. She developed training programs and syllabi for young dancers used by teachers throughout Canada. She was a founding and lifetime member of Alberta Dance Educators Association, and has and served on numerous boards. Margaret was elected to serve on the national council of the Cecchetti Society of Canada and is a lifetime member. In recognition of her dedication to the arts and community service, Mrs. Flynn has received numerous accolades, including the City of Edmonton Cultural Award and the YMCA Tribute to Women award. She was inducted into the Wetaskiwin Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Many of her graduates have been inspired by Mrs. Flynn to embark on careers as professional dancers and teachers. Her expertise and influence have extended throughout Canada and the world.

Faculty

Unparalleled qualifications and experience.

Sarah Adam
Ballet, Modern
Taylor Gill
Ballet
Annette Loiselle
Acting
Selena Sembaluk
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop
Shelby Benak
Ballet, Modern
Kylee Hart
Ballet
Terra Mahood
Ballet
Lynda Stewart
Accompanist
Gayle Berg
Accompanist
Geoffrey Haynes
Accompanist
Stephanie Miller
Wardrobe
Esther Tran
Ballet, Tap
Tanya Berry
Ballet
Erin Head
Acro
Anne McCready
Ballet
Vicky Watt
Accompanist
Jacques Bourgouin
Ballet
Julie Homister
Ballet, Musical Theatre
Wes Nelner
Accompanist
Lindsay White-Thornton
Jazz, Lyrical, Tap
Tina Covlin-Dewart
Jazz, Modern
Hannah Illkiw
Ballet, Jazz, Tap
Oksana Ostashevska
Accompanist
Silvya Delluniversidad
Ballet
Susan Koybasi
Head Accompanist
Sue Neuman
Wardrobe
Dina Perelman
Accompanist
Katherine Duncan
Ballet
Cally Kuebler
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical
Thato Pilane
Hip Hop
Ofelia Estrada
Accompanist
Jayme Kurach
Jazz, Modern
Laura Raboud