Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951) was a distinguished Russian ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher. She created her own method of teaching ballet, a method that has influenced ballet pedagogy throughout the world. Her book, ‘Basic Principles of Classical Ballet’ (1934), which outlines Professor Vaganova’s ideas on ballet technique and pedagogy, is still regarded as the standard of ballet instruction.
The VAGANOVA METHOD is a classical ballet teaching tool that was developed by Agrippina Vaganova. She created an improved syllabus for teaching the art of classical ballet.
Its origins are derived from the teaching methods of the instructors of the Imperial Ballet School.