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Open House!

By | April 15th, 2014|Academy|

On Saturday, May 10 Victoria International Ballet Academy is inviting everyone who is interested in visiting our school, to our OPEN HOUSE! We will be offering free trial ballet classes! Come between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and you can take a look at our facilities, our ongoing classes and receive information on all our arts programs and our Day School (academic lessons plus professional ballet training). Bring your friends and family members who may be interested in excellence in education and great after-school ballet and art programs.  

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By | February 11th, 2014|Academy|

CINDERELLA   The premiere of the ballet «Cinderella» staged by Russian ballerina and choreographer Victoria Mironova will take place on March 29, at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. This is a unique opportunity to see real ballet, created in the best tradition of Russian classical ballet. This production will be full of humor, kindness, and happiness.  The bright music, wonderful decorations and costumes, and fine choreography will delight the audience attending this charming performance presented by Victoria Ballet Company. People from all walks of life living in our multicultural society will relate to this story of a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances which are changed into a remarkable fortune. Cinderella ballet was staged for the first time in Moscow, at the Bolshoi theatre, after the Second World War [...]


Article in Russian: Victoria Mironova an Immigrant in Canada

By | February 5th, 2014|Academy|

ПОРТРЕТ НЕДЕЛИ: ВИКТОРИЯ МИРОНОВА (ЕВДОКИМОВА) - Я родилась в семье военного врача-хирурга. Мама была инженером по строительству мостов. Как видете, никакиx артистических корней нет. Но оба моих родителя безусловно были людьми творческими и одаренными. Они определили мою судьбу, отведя в возрасте 10 лет в Академию балета имени Вагановой в Санкт-Петербурге, которую я закончила в 1978 году, не имея ни одной четверки по специальност и – только пять. В одном из лучши х балетных театров мира – ныне «Михайловском» - я прослужила, как говорится, верой и правдой 21 год. И, закончив артистическую карьеру, стала учить детей. Но предварительно я сама проучилась 5 лет на педагогическом факультете Академии Вагановой и получила соответствующий диплом – высший в нашей пр Вопрос: Вы говорите, что эта школа является Вашим главным достижением? Чем она отличается от [...]

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Interview with Victoria Mironova

By | February 5th, 2014|Academy|

VICTORIA MIRONOVA: AN IMMIGRANT IN CANADA  Dear Victoria, will you please introduce yourself for our readers? I am the founder and artistic director of Victoria International Ballet Academy and of Victoria Ballet Company. Today this school is known beyond Canada. Students from around the world study here to get a wonderful academic and ballet education and in some cases they continue their life here in Canada. I came to Canada from Russia, after I finished my career of a ballerina and became a ballet teacher. What brought you to Canada? As in the case of most immigrants, my husband and I were looking for a better life for us and for our children. Things were not going well in Russia when we moved here. I do not mean the economic [...]

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Interview with Vladimir Demine and Victoria Mironova

By | January 30th, 2014|Academy|

Read this interesting interview with Victoria Mironova and Vladimir Demine after a beautiful show of Chinese dance. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/472178-ballet-academy-founders-impressed-by-shen-yuns-power-energy-training-and-large-scale-production/

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Event at VIBA for our Russian Speaking Friends

By | November 8th, 2013|Academy|

This  Sunday, November 24  we are inviting our Russian speaking friends, students and parents to a Charity Classical Music Concert-Lecture by Boris Kazinik together with Swedish violin virtuoso, Boris Kazinik. Come and enjoy  "Hidden Secrets of a Culture". This event will take place at Victoria International Ballet Academy's premises. For more information please follow this link: http://www.theartlife.ca/kazinik   Увлеченность и откровение - вот два вихря, несущих из города в город, из страны в страну этого человека. Его окрыленность безбрежна. Его талант безграничен. Михаил Казиник: музыкант, искусствовед, актер, режиссер, телеведущий, писатель, педагог. И самое главное - этот человек Просветитель. Что нужно ему от нас, таких самодостаточных, знающих что хорошо и что плохо, таких зрелых и в меру культурных людей? Как удается ему за несколько минут разговора вернуть нам детское ощущение радости в этом [...]

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The Nutcracker 2013

By | October 28th, 2013|Ballet, Events|

The Nutcracker 2013 Pretty soon the holiday season will be here, and you will begin preparing to celebrate with family and friends.  What better way to enjoy some quality time together than to attend a classical ballet performance?  The Nutcracker has been one of the most widely performed ballets in history. Its first staging took place more than 100 years ago at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, in December of 1892. This December, Victoria Ballet Company is once again staging The Nutcracker at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.   Four wonderful shows, featuring the talent of Anton Korsakov, soloist of the Marinskii Theatre from St. Petersburg, Russia  and Anastasia Loskutov (leading ballerina of Victoria Ballet Company), will take place on Friday, December 20, Saturday, December [...]

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