Stevan Grebel Center for Dance
Stevan and Deborah Grebel have been teaching dance in the Birmingham area consistently for 35 and 25 years. Visit The Stevan Grebel Center For Dance in Pelham, conveniently located at Hwys. 31 & 119 behind the Purple Onion Restaurant, aka, Grebel Ballet, where Stevan and Deborah Grebel offer pre-professional training, private coaching, and professional training for the intense students who desire specific and personally integrated work. Furthermore, beginning and regular pre-ballet classes are offered to children 3-5, adult ballet classes, yoga, as well as technique training for athletes, dance and cheer teams, majorettes, ice skaters, gymnasts, and recreational teen ballet. Many aspiring Junior Miss and Miss Alabama hopefuls come to Grebel for choreography and coaching. It is the Grebel’s belief that one can fully "experience and enjoy the freedom of dance through pure technique."
*Ballet technique is the basis for all forms of dance, and the students who attend the academy are looking for a strong foundation. Classes are small, as individual attention to each student is imperative to the growth and development of great technique. Unlike many "dancing schools," where there may be 20 or 30 students in a class, the Grebel’s are able to mentor each student who desires to study. Ballet and ballet-related classes are taught, primarily; however, jazz, tap, modern and hip-hop are offered on workshop and master class basis.
* Stevan Grebel was trained by the foremost teacher of classical ballet in the world, Alexander Pushkin, at the Kirov Ballet in Russia, in the Vaganova method. No other syllabus develops the elegant long lines, high extensions, musicality, strength and crystal-clear style that is so representative of Vaganova technique. Moreover, Grebel has worked with great teachers, dancers and choreographers such as George Balanchine, Frederic Franklin, Leonide Massine, George Skibine, Edward Caton, Roland Petite, Rudolf Nureyev, Eric Bruhn, Rosella Hightower, Ludmilla Tcherina, Sonia Arova, Ivan Nagy, Dmitri Parlic, John Taras, Maurice Bejart, to name a few. The Grebels’ extensive work in ballet makes them the leader in classical ballet training in Alabama, as well as the world.