Victoria International Ballet Academy
Who We Are
We are a ballet academy and private school in Canada, offering programs for all ages and levels. 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. We offer the most effective system currently found in North America to students from all over the world, interested in achieving excellence in classical dance.
Victoria International Ballet Academy is the choreographic division of Arts and Science Academy of Canada, which offers a holistic academic program on campus focused on the success and motivation of each student, with an emphasis on ballet training. In our day school, we nurture the physical and academic education of future ballet dancers. We foster hidden talents and artistic expression that contribute to valuable life skills.
“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”
– Merce Cunningham
We aim to unveil hidden talents, inspire self-confidence, discipline and respect through the teaching of classical ballet. We advocate for each of our students, fostering their creativity and providing unique opportunities for them to grow and pursue their dreams, whether they choose a professional career in performing arts or a college path.
As a community we value:
Respect | Respect for self and others; the arts; and, our world and environment.
Excellence | Excellence through discipline, dedication and outstanding instructors.
Creativity | We foster creativity and curiosity in our students, to discover the best version of themselves.
Commitment | Commitment and responsibility towards their dreams and education.
Passion | Passion, resilience and love in a holistic approach to the arts.
Safety | We commit to provide a safe and welcoming school environment.
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.