Ballet Summer Intensive 2019
Our Ballet Summer Intensive program 2019 will take place from July 22 through August 9 at the premises of Victoria International Ballet Academy (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
This comprehensive choreography program follows the Vaganova syllabus and includes master classes with renowned international ballet stars and teachers. This year we have the honour of having as our guest teacher Ms. Iryna Chistyakova, a Russian ballet star, coach of the leading ballet dancers of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Irina has performed all the classical repertoire of Russian ballets, and is now a ballet mistress and artistic director of the gala concerts of the Russian ballet star Uliana Lopatkina.
Classes will also be taught by our teachers who have obtained their degrees in Education from the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg: Ms. Victoria Mironova, founder of Victoria International Ballet Academy, and Ms. Elena Dmitrieva, senior ballet teacher and choreographer of the Academy. In 2019 we will also have Elizaveta Mironova, alumna of our academy and professional ballerina (Moscow State Company, Victoria Ballet Company). For male’s class, and duet/partnering class we will have Kirill Lordski, alumnus of our Academy and professional ballet dancer. (Victoria Ballet Company).
Example of our Schedule
- 10:00 – 10:50 Stretching
- 11:00 – 12:30 Ballet Technique
- 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
- 1:30 – 2:30 Variations, Character or Contemporary dance
- 2:30 – 3:00 Break
- 3:00 – 4:30 Repertoire, duets, partnering, male technique, rehearsals for the final performance
The school opens for students’ drop-off as early as 8 a.m. Late pick-up: 5 p.m. Art lessons, theatrical make up, and photo sessions among other activities will take place on different days throughout these exciting 3 weeks!
3 Week English (ESL) Program
Students who sign up for the 3 Week English as a Second Language Program will receive 20 hours of instruction on campus. A major advantage of our ESL program is that all students are immersed in an English speaking environment and can immediately practice what they have learned in class.
The program will focus on conversation skills and usable vocabulary through a series of interest- based and cultural seminars, grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills.
The program will include stretching, classical ballet, repertoire, pas de deux, male class, and an end-of-program performance with all participants.
We will also offer weekend day trips to downtown Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Canada’s Wonderland.
You can apply via an in-studio or video audition. Once you know the results of your audition, you may download your Summer Intensive 2019 Form. Fill it in and send it to us. You will be registered once all fees have been paid. If you would like more information please call us at 1-905-707-7580. We can help you in your own language.
Dormitory / Home-stay
Subject to availability, you may choose to stay at our dormitory or with a family of one of our students or teachers (Homestay program). At the dormitory, you will stay in a shared bedroom and enjoy a very pleasant and comfortable common space and a quiet and relaxing backyard. After this Summer Intensive you will experience growth in both physical ability and conceptual understanding of ballet.
Summer Intensive Fees
Summer Intensive $690 (per week)
Homestay or dormitory $490 (per week)
Transportation to and from Pearson International Airport $150
3 Weekend day trips $450
3 Week ESL program $980
The Home Stay or Dormitory fee includes three meals and transportation to and from the school. Transportation to and from Toronto Pearson International airport includes supervision during check-in at the airport
Meet Our Faculty
Ms. Victoria Mironova, founder and principal teacher of VIBA, and Artistic Director of Victoria Ballet Company.
Ms. Elena Dmitrieva. Principal teacher of Ballet and Character Dance
Our Guest Teacher for 2019
We are proud to announce that Ballerina Assoluta Ms. Irina Chistyakova is joining our faculty this Summer at Victoria International Ballet Academy. You too can train with the personal coach of ballet mega-star Ulyana Lopatkina!
Elizaveta Mironova, Ballet teacher at Victoria Ballet Academy and Principal Dancer of Victoria Ballet Company
Kirill Lordski, Ballet teacher of boy’s Technique and Partnering and Principal Dancer for Victoria Ballet Company