Victoria Ballet Academy is a very special place for me. This is where I first encountered ballet at the age of 13 and a half, and ever since then, it became my passion and my life. I was able to experience the most professional and serious training that the school has to offer when I was accepted to the Day School program. The academy quickly became a second home for me; it was the place where I took academic classes, dance classes, attended rehearsals, and made friends. I am forever grateful to my dance teachers, Victoria Mironova and Elena Dmitrieva who instilled in me the determination, self-discipline, attention to detail, and courage necessary to pursue my dreams. Their tremendous love for ballet inspired me to always give 100% of my efforts and to learn all I could about this art form. Even now that I have finished my training, Victoria and Elena continue guiding me on my way to a professional career, giving me advice and providing opportunities. I am always happy to return to the academy to take classes and to perform in its productions, because I always feel inspired and welcome here.