About Us

Teachers at Donita Ballet School

Donita Ballet School provides professional and friendly dance classes for children and adults. Ballet for kids, adult ballet and a variety of classes in modern, jazz, lyrical dance, musical theater and Iranian dance make our school one of the best in the Toronto, North York and Thornhill areas for learning the basics of dance classes.

Our skilled teachers give confidence to any dancer, leading to faster learning and enjoyment in dance, and greater exam success. Our performances are anticipated with pleasure by dancers and audiences alike, because it’s obvious just how much fun every dancer experiences with our lively school.


Donita Nahon

Donita Nahon

Ballet/Pointe/Private classes upon request

Donita Ballet School has been cordially invited to bring her students to France on October 2015 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the great French composer Emile Waldteufel.

As well as being the artistic director, Donita also directs the school’s extensive ballet program. Her training is compiled from such prestigious international dance companies as L’Opera de Strasbourg in France, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Canadian Opera, Canadian Silent Players, The Fifteen and The National Ballet of Canada. For over 30 years now she has maintained a strong dance organization, training her dancers with impeccable technique. Her personalized corrections and hours of dedication are what make the school stand out among competing dance studios. For years Donita Ballet School won countless gold medals during competitions proving the unique quality of the school. Under Donita’s direction, her school and her dancers have always had a strong undying love for the art of classical ballet and dance. Donita has also been an adjudicator in various competitions in Canada and a choreographer for year end recitals of several dance schools.


Myriam Patiño

Myriam Patiño

Musical Theatre

Myriam Patiño as 13 years of experience as owner, director and manager of her own business. Over 19.000 hours teaching dance and body training to children, teenagers and adults. She has more than 20 years creating choreographies, producing, directing and designing performances. She studied classical ballet under the Royal Academy of London system for 12 years. Countless courses in contemporary dance, tap and musical theatre amateur productions. She is Certified Irish dance teacher (TCRG) and adjudicator (ADCRG) by the “An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaekacha” of Ireland. Participated in national and international competitions. Various students were recruited to be part of dance companies such as Riverdance, TV shows and worldwide competitions.