About Us

Mission

Victoria International Ballet Academy was founded by Victoria MIRONOVA M.Ed. in 2003 – our school follows the famed Vaganova method. Our teachers combine a wealth of practical ballet company experience and many years of teaching to create one of the most effective systems currently practiced in North America.

Arts and Science Academy of Canada Is the day school portion of our academy. Our day school focuses on the success and motivation of each student through smaller class sizes and individual approach to education. We put special emphasis on Math and English while providing opportunities for creative expression and personal growth.

Story

Victoria International Ballet Academy was founded by Ms. Victoria Mironova (Evdokimova), M. Ed. in 2003.

Ms. Victoria was a ballerina for 21 years after graduating from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (St. Petersburg, Russia). She danced with the Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1995, after 5 years of university studies, she graduated from the Teachers Department of the Vaganova Academy majoring in ballet pedagogy and choreography.

Victoria Mironova represents the second generation of Russian ballet professors who have mastered the knowledge contained in the world-renowned Vaganova syllabus.

In 2004, the academy became a specialized day school that combined academic education with professional ballet training. Through the years VIBA has evolved to become one of the best ballet schools for professional dancers combined with academic subjects at the elementary and high school grades.

Since then we have developed a comprehensive academic curriculum for j/k to grade 12. Our experienced teachers help students develop responsibility, creativity, and resilience – the most important quality for success later in life.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: | I am interested in your day school but I am not sure if my child will want to take professional ballet, can I still register?

A: | Yes you can! Our students have the option to take ballet classes for the purpose of developing a professional career or as physical development – gym. Students don’t have to pursue a ballet career; instead, they can improve their fitness, flexibility, stamina, and posture through  recreational ballet exercises.

Q: | You are a ballet school, are your academic classes up to par with other schools?

A: | It’s true that we are a ballet school, and we have an academic program as well. It is a separately developed program that follows the Ontario curriculum and is constantly perfected by our highly experienced teachers. Most of our subjects provide more advanced material than public schools and our class sizes make learning more individual and effective for each student.

Q: | I have two children, will I be able to get some sort of a discount?

A: | We have discounts available for special circumstances, please contact us directly at: tel.

Q: | You are a ballet school, are your academic classes up to par with other schools?

A: | It’s true that we are a ballet school, and we have an academic program as well. It is a separately developed program that follows the Ontario curriculum and is constantly perfected by our highly experienced teachers. Most of our subjects provide more advanced material than public schools and our class sizes make learning more individual and effective for each student.

Q: | I work and need to drop my child off at the school around 8am, while I can only pick her up by 5-5:30pm – is that possible?

A: | Yes, certainly. We are open from 8am until 7pm.