about us

The Martha Hicks School of Ballet (MHSB) opened in September of 1992. The school began with one venue and sixty students. Through dedication and hard work, Martha Hicks, the school’s founder and director, has built one of the largest and most reputable schools in Toronto. MHSB's main location has professional studio space equipped with barres, mirrors and state-of-the-art sprung floors. MHSB provides over a thousand aspiring young dancers with superb training in an energetic, caring environment.

Over the years, the artistic staff at the school has steadily increased. Our teachers come from many diverse professional backgrounds and bring with them a wonderful array of skills and talents. In many of our classes, the instructor also has a trained assistant. Assistants aid the teacher by correcting technique and demonstrating steps. Professional pianists accompany and inspire creative movement and ballet classes.

Outside of the studios, MHSB prides itself on maintaining a high level of administrative service. Numerous staff members work diligently to ensure that parents are kept well informed of every aspect of their child’s program(s). Staff members are always available to speak with students or parents if they have any questions or concerns.

MHSB’s goal is to provide a welcoming, positive, caring atmosphere for all of our dancers. Regardless of age or ability, students will have the opportunity to explore the magic of movement and benefit from a healthy extracurricular activity.

additional information

  • The Martha Hicks School of Ballet has the MHSB Shop at our 1660 Avenue Rd. location. Here we sell pink leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers for dancers 3 years to 7 years of age. We carry limited ballet shoes and tights from children sizes to adult sizes. Please see the MHSB Shop page for more detailed information.