About us Lower mainland ballet and musical theatre school

About us

Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, under the artistic direction of John C. Carney, offers superior dance training with specialized focus on classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre.

The Academy provides students with varied training in classes throughout the year in the Classical Ballet School, Musical Theatre School, Children’s Choirs, Pre-Professional Academy, and Summer Programs.

With a teaching staff of professionally trained former dancers, as well as teachers with international diplomas in Performing Arts and Teacher Training, the Academy offers students an exceptional opportunity to achieve their highest potential, resulting in over 80 invitations to ballet company schools since 2013.


Registration information for new and existing families.

Learn more
Our Story

Since July, 2008, Fraser Valley Academy of Dance has been owned by John C. Carney, Artistic Director, with his wife, Carolyne Carney, as School Administrator. The Academy offers superior dance training with specialized focus on classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre.

Learn more
Our Directors

Learn more about John C. Carney and Carolyne Carney. The directors strive to provide all students a superior dance experience in a disciplined, nurturing and enjoyable environment.


Learn more
Ballet Dance Technique
Our Staff

Students have an exceptional opportunity to be trained by an international staff of former professional dancers, musical performers and certified teachers.

Learn more
Young Ballet Dance Student
Our Mission & Philosophies

Learn more about Fraser Valley Academy of Dance’s philosophy to provide a centre of excellence in classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre; offer superior training in a nurturing, disciplined and family-oriented; and expand the community awareness of the enjoyment of dance.

Learn more
Our Studios in Historic Downtown Mission BC
Our Studios

The Fraser Valley Academy of Dance is located in the historic Masonic Hall at 33219 1st Avenue, Mission, BC. The Masonic Hall, built in 1922, is a renowned landmark in Mission.

Learn more
Dance Performance Costumes
Community Involvement

Fraser Valley Academy of Dance believes strongly in giving back to our community. Our students perform regularly at local events throughout the year at no cost to students or to the organizations.

Learn more
Dance Students Exercising

We are proud to train exceptional dancers while providing an environment of empathy and love for all our students. Hear what others have to say about us.

Learn more
Student Achievements

FVAD students, since 2009, have earned places in numerous prestigious international performing arts company schools and colleges.

Learn more
Ballet Slippers
Our School Policies

FVAD believes strongly in offering the best customer experience possible to our families. As such, we strive to ensure that everyone has access to the information necessary to navigate through the school year.

Learn more

On our resources page you will find downloadable files of brochures, posters, class information and forms that you may need during our school year.

Learn more