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Congratulations on a Great Gala Concert!

By | June 20th, 2013|Academy, Ballet, Events, News|

Last June 10, Victoria International Ballet Academy presented its traditional Gala Concert where students had the opportunity to display their talent and skills acquired throughout the 2012-2013 ballet year.  Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty ballet were performed during the first act on the stage of the beautiful Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.  During all 4 acts that were part of the show, parents and friends had the opportunity to enjoy and be delighted by the charm of the little ones who start dancing at age 3 at the Academy, the happiness and beauty of the Intermediate groups, all the way to the captivating skills of the most advanced dancers from both the After-School and Day School programs.  With beautiful coreographies by Elena Dmitrieva and under the excellent [...]

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

By | June 10th, 2013|Academy|

Throughout its history, Victoria International Ballet Academy has transformed and improved how ballet is taught and learned. One of the most special and unique features of the Academy has been the recent creation of Victoria Ballet Company. The idea of establishing our own company emerged from the desire to provide our graduate students with an opportunity to showcase their talent while providing them at the same time with rewarding employment prospects as professional dancers. If you are attending our Pre-Professional or Professional Ballet programs, and will also register for our Summer Intensive 2013 session, you will be eligible to apply for an apprentice position with the Company. Students of Victoria International Ballet Academy with a successful record as apprentices will be able to audition and will be granted priority for [...]

Reminder and Information for Dancers in Act 2

By | June 6th, 2013|Academy|

FOR DANCERS IN ACT 2: All dancers participating in Act 2 will meet with their teacher or volunteers at the Theatre's Plaza Suite  (on the left, right after entering the theatre) during intermission, once Act 1 is over.  If your child is not watching the show with you, you may drop them earlier at the same place.  We kindly ask you to bring your daughters ready with a nice hair bun and the make up they will use on stage. Boys who participate in Act 2 in Contemporary Dances should come ready in their dancing attire. Please bring them to the backstage door during Intermission after Act 1. We have received many questions in regards to how to make a nice ballerina bun, especially for our little ballerinas in Recreational [...]

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More Pictures are Ready!

By | June 4th, 2013|Academy|

Dear Parents, The pictures of students who took their Exams on May 11 and May 17 as well as those from our Open House are ready.  If you would like to browse or buy any of these pictures please use the following link: http://www.lilredspider.com/viba/2013.  We hope you enjoy them all. They are proof of the great success achieved this year by our students.  Congratulations!  

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Open House and Exam Day Pictures are Ready

By | May 28th, 2013|Academy|

We are happy to announce that now you can browse and buy all the beautiful pictures from our Open House and Exams that took place on saturday, May 11, 2013.  Please go to our photographer's  web site: http://www.lilredspider.com/viba/2013. We will soon have more  pictures for other exam days posted on that same site.  Enjoy your pictures!  

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General Rehearsals for Gala Concert

By | May 25th, 2013|Academy|

This is our schedule, please review it and dont' miss your rehearsal day! General Rehearsal 1 Sunday, June 2,  from 2 - 4 pm PARTICIPANTS: Students performing in Act 1 (see the list of dancers on the information board in the reception area). General Rehearsal 2 Sunday, June 9, from  2 - 4 pm PARTICIPANTS: Students performing in Act 3 Coda, Act 4 character dances, and Act 1  (see the list of dancers on the information board in the reception area). NOTE: the photo session is scheduled for June 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday). If interested, please call us to reserve your time in advance.

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Eifman Ballet and Victoria Ballet Academy Success Share Common Origin

By | May 22nd, 2013|Academy|

Victoria Mironova and Boris Eifman share the same passion for dance, and some years ago they also shared the same support in their careers by Natalia Dudinskaya, and her husband Konstantin Sergeev, both great Russian dancers and professors at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. Mr. Sergeev once told a Math teacher about Miss Victoria Mironova, founder and Artistic Director of VIBA: “You’ll have to give this girl a break with your math, she is God blessed in ballet” The rest is history, Victoria became a great ballet dancer and teacher and now just as Eifman Ballet is a great company touring all over the world, Victoria International Ballet Academy is one of the best ballet schools in Canada. If you still have not bought your tickets for Eifman Ballet at the [...]

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