Welcome to Monica Loughman’s The Academy of Russian Ballet

The Academy of Russian Ballet is the official ballet school of the Monica Loughman Ballet. It is a not for profit organisation with the charitable goal of advancing ballet in Ireland.

Thanks to our supporters

  • UCIT
    Minister for Arts
    RTE Supporting The Arts
  • South Dublin County Council
    Fingal County Council
    Dublin City Council
    Fingal County Enterprise Board
  • Groupon
    Arts Council

About us

Ballet Classes

Six locations in Dublin County. Classes for all ages and standards

Monica Loughman

Ireland's best known and most accomplished ballerina

Ballet Academy

World-class ballet training connected to a main-scale classical ballet company.

Recent News / Lastest Form Blog

July 29, 2013

Channel 4′s Big Ballet

Monica Loughman stars in Channel 4′s Big Ballet

Great quotes

  • Ballet is relevant because it still has the capacities to move, challenge, excite, inspire and provoke, our human sensibilities in ways no other art form can.

    Wayne McGregor
    Resident choreographer, Royal Ballet
  • It would seem important to conceive a vocational dance training which starts at about 12 years of age.

    Yannick Marzin
    Irish Arts Council
  • My first experience of a ballet was beautiful, emotional, humorous and inspiring. This production, for me, has set the bar high. I came out of the great venue feeling invigorated and proud to be a Dubliner!

    Audience Member
    The Nutcracker, Convention Centre Dublin
  • If art must express modern life, then it doesn't mean that classical images and the past must disappear from the face of the earth.

    Agrippina Vaganova
    St Petersburg, Russia
  • While we've tended to polarize the amateur from the professional, the single most exciting development in the last five to 10 years has been the rise of the professional hybrid artist.

    Ben Cameron
    Doris Duke Foundation, NYC