International Students


Alberta Ballet School recognizes that making the decision to study away from home is a very important one. You have placed your trust in us and we take this very seriously. Our faculty work together to ensure that your transition to studying in Calgary is positive, safe and successful.

One third of Alberta Ballet School’s student body are not local residents of Calgary, with 20% of those joining us from countries outside of Canada. Because of this, we prioritize our programs and support networks for our international students throughout our entire organization.

Our knowledgeable faculty includes warm and emotionally sensitive instructors, a dedicated medical team and sport psychologist, English Language Learner (ELL) Instructor and a full-time residence team. We work together to ensure a safe, inclusive and supportive environment, where each student thrives.

Health and Wellness

International students are required to carry health insurance. Students may be eligible for Alberta Health Care Insurance Program (AHCIP) coverage. Alberta Health Care allows students to receive medical treatment from a doctor or hospital at no additional charge. It also covers any X-rays that may be needed to determine an injury.

Admissions Support

Our Admissions Department can assist you in enrolling at our school, how to obtain the required Study Permits and making custodian arrangements (if required). Admissions can also assist you with your entry into Canada–helping you navigate the various immigration issues and departments necessary to having a successful stay in Canada. For further information on the regulations and services for studying in Canada visit:

Language Support & Proficiency Assessment

Our Academic faculty includes an English Language Learner (ELL) instructor. This instructor assists all of our international students with their English language proficiency. Upon acceptance, all international students whose first language is not English will participate in an ELL assessment to determine individual proficiency levels. Students receive several hours of personal ELL instruction each week either working individually or in small groups. Additional time is available for students with little to no English, including increased one-on-one time and extra practice work. Our students report that Alberta Ballet School is a welcoming environment to develop and strengthen their English language skills.

International Students - Grade 7 - 12

Japanese Students 日本

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Korean Students 한국어

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Mandarin Students 中国

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Portuguese Students (Português)

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Spanish Students (Español)

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Admissions & Auditions

Admission to Alberta Ballet School is by artistic audition via our international audition tour, video or in person.