Toronto School of Ballet Inc.
Artistic Director -
Mrs. Kasia Chichón, MTD, BA, RAD-RTS, CBTS, ABT-NTC
Ms. Kasia has been involved in the world of dance for over 35 years. As a dancer and performer she
trained extensively in ballet, modern and jazz techniques, completing major ballet examinations and receiving
numerous awards and scholarships for dance performance and choreography.
While simultaneously pursuing her undergraduate degree in political science, she furthered her dance training in the Professional Training Program of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
There she was fortunate to work with, and learn from, numerous teachers and choreographers,
studying the Graham technique and performing chosen works.
Since 1993 Ms. Kasia has been teaching dance in the private sector as well as teaching dance for
various school boards. She holds her Masters of Teaching (Dance) degree from the University of Surry, England,
is a full member and Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD),
holds her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) and is an ABT® Certified Teacher.
Some of her students have gained acceptance and scholarships to prestigious international schools
and summer intensives, have placed successfully in major international ballet competitions such as the WBC
YAGP, ADC IBC, and WBAC. Various students have also gone on to
dance with companies such as the National Ballet of Canada, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens and the Paris Opera Ballet.
Ms. Kasia has been a tutor for the RAD since 2011, assisting student teachers enrolled in the
CBTS program, who are beginning their journey to become ballet teachers.
Additionally, she is an avid researcher whose academic research has focused primarily
on teaching methodologies to optimize student
learning, assessing readiness for pointe training, and investigating the social, economic and
political factors which affect the dance learning environment.
Ms. Kasia was honoured to receive the
'Outstanding Teacher' Award at the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix, (2017).