Who we are
Victoria International Ballet Academy provides the best ballet training to students from all over the world, according to the renowned Vaganova syllabus. Our teachers combine a wealth of stage experience in the best ballet companies and their training as ballet instructors at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg Russia, to offer all students interested in achieving excellence in classical dance, the most effective system currently found in North America.
Victoria International Ballet Academy is also the ballet and choreographic division of Arts and Science Academy of Canada. ASAC offers an academic program focused on the success and motivation of each student through smaller class sizes and an individual approach to education. The school puts special emphasis on Mathematics and English among other academic subjects while at the same time providing opportunities for creative expression and personal growth.
Victoria International Ballet Academy was founded by Ms. Victoria Mironova (Evdokimova), M. Ed. in 2003.
Ms. Victoria danced classical ballet for 21 years after graduating from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (St. Petersburg, Russia). She worked for the Mikhailovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1995, after 5 years of 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. She was a student of Natalia Dudinskaya, who was in turn a student of Agrippina Vaganova.
In 2004, the ballet academy grew into a full-time day school which combines academic education with professional ballet training. Through the years VIBA has evolved to become one of the best ballet schools for professional dancers offering a comprehensive academic curriculum from kindergarten to Grade 12. Experienced teachers help students develop responsibility, creativity, and resilience – the most important quality for life success.
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 of taking ballet classes for the purpose of developing a professional career or as physical development. Students don’t have to pursue a career in ballet; however, they can improve their fitness, flexibility, stamina, and posture through ballet.
Q: | You are a ballet school, are your academic classes up to par with other schools?
A: | Our academic division follows the Ontario curriculum and because of our smaller class sizes teachers can focus on individual and effective learning strategies for the group, thus being able to offer additional material not seen in public schools. Our teachers are all experts in their fields who are constantly upgrading their skills to offer the highest level of education in Canada.
Q: | I have two children, how can I pay for private education?
A: | We understand that paying for a private education may seem difficult sometimes, and for this reason we offer discounts for siblings, depending on each family’s economic circumstances. Contact us to make an appointment and talk about your personal situation. You can call us at 905-707-7580.
Q: | I work and need to drop my child off at the school around 8 a.m. and I can only pick her up by 5-5:30 p.m., is that possible?
A: | Yes, we offer after school care and additional extra curricular art classes. We are open from 8 am until 7 pm.