About mhsb


It all started when…

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.

I am consistently impressed and ‘blown away’ by the kindness, patience and professionalism of every single staff member I have encountered at MHSB, from your stellar instructors, to the administrative staff who bend over backwards to help frazzled parents or crazed toddlers who try to go exploring in the offices and studios! Your staff has helped me enormously, and have given an inestimable level of confidence, passion, and joy to both of my children.