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Start your story at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School


Malaya Mayumi Mayumi
Mayumi & Malaya Tolentino.
Photo courtesy of Tolentino family
Mayumi Tolentino.
Photo courtesy of the Tolentino family
  Dance Ensemble Festival Preview
Mayumi Tolentino in the Dance Ensemble at MOVE.
Photo by Nicole Kepp
Malaya Tolentino in the Festival Preview.
Photo by Leif Norman

Malaya and Mayumi Tolentino have a passion for dance. They have been dancing with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School since the ages of 3 and 8, respectively, and have since joined the RWB School’s Dance Ensemble and Intensive Training Program.

“What I love about dance is how fun it is,” says Malaya. “I especially loved dancing in the RWB’s Nutcracker – it’s so cool performing alongside the Company dancers and watching them rehearse.”

Having recently completed Dance Intensive, a dynamic summer training opportunity for dancers ages 10-18, both Malaya and Mayumi have credited the incredible staff at the RWB for helping them grow as young artists.

“The RWB School has teachers who encourage and provide tremendous support in helping me achieve my dance dreams,” chimes in Mayumi. “I am very thankful knowing that I am being challenged and am improving.”

Start your story at the RWB School, like Malaya and Mayumi, and sign up for classes beginning September 10. Try ballet, tap, jazz and much more! Registrations are accepted until October 15, 2023. We can’t wait to dance with you this fall!

To register for classes and for more information on programs offered at the RWB School, visit the RWB’s website at or contact the RWB School Office at or 204.957.3467.