The Honourable Peter Kent, M.P., Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (the Americas) and his wife, Mrs. Cilla Kent, visited the Victoria Ballet Academy on Saturday, November 8, 2008. They congratulated the school's grade 10 students Lisa Mironova, Anastasia Loskutov and Maria Petin with their successful representation of Canada at the 2nd International Ballet Competition in Beijing, China, which took place from October 25th to 31st, 2008. They also expressed their pleasure at the students' safe return home. Mr. and Mrs. Kent posed for a picture with the school's students, the school's Founder and Artistic Director, Mrs. Victoria Mironova, the school's Principal, Mr. Vladimir Demine and Mrs. Helen Dmitrieva, Teacher and Choreographer.
The Open House of the Victoria Ballet Academy took place on May 31, 2008. The guests witnessed the successful examination of the school's students in classical ballet and character dance. Representatives of different ballet schools, including the National Ballet School, rewarded the grade 9 students with high and very high marks. The grade 9 students have advanced to their 5-th year of the professional choreographic education.