Adult Ballet with Hasmik

Hasmik Amirian-Bennet


Join Hasmik Amirian-Bennet for a challenging classical ballet class

All levels welcome!

Ms. Amirian-Bennet was accepted into the Armenian Ballet at the age of 7 and trained by Anaida Ter-Gabrielian, Feya Balabina, Ludimilla Sacharova, and Maxim Marturosian. At 18, she joined the Armenian National Opera Ballet Theatre, working with Irina Yshakova and Elena Araratova. She was quickly promoted to Soloist and toured the world performing soloist and principal roles. Hasmik then joined Los Angeles Classical Ballet as a soloist. She has taught ballet in Los Angeles and around the country for many years. Hasmik joined MDSB in 2002 and was appointed Assistant Director in 2007.

Pilates Mat Classes


Get on the mat with a certified Pilates instructor who will lead you through a dynamic and effective Pilates workout geared to the participants level of knowledge and ability. These classes are designed for everybody from the beginner to the advanced student. Because of the small class size, instructors are able to give participants hands-on attention and make appropriate modifications for each student’s ability. Pilates mat classes may also include work with arm weights, thera-bands, Magic Circles, and barre exercises at the instructor’s discretion. This class meets on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon.

  • Single class $20

  • Series of 5 pilates mat classes $75


Stretch Class


Lead by

Arpine Azlvyan


Join Arpi Azlvyan to improve your flexibility!

Ms. Azlvyan danced with the Armenian National Theatre of Ballet and Opera for 10 years and graduated from the School of Choreography in Armenia. She has over 15 years of experience as a ballet dancer and has performed in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Paquita, Gayane, Les Sylphydes, and Le Corsaire. Arpi has been a dance instructor and choreographer since 1993 teaching ballet to children and adults in all aspects of dance. She is also a certified Gyrotonic instructor. Arpi joined the faculty of Marat Daukayev School of Ballet in 2010.

Stretch class meets every Saturday from 1:30-2:30