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Summer Ballet Intensive

VIBA’s Summer Ballet Intensive focuses on developing well-rounded dancers through daily, intense training in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Stretching & Conditioning, and Repertoire.

Students have the opportunity to work with some of Toronto’s best ballet and dance teachers and guest artists! Our three-week intensive wraps up with a Dance Showcase for participating students.

Win a Scholarship to Victoria International Ballet Academy's Summer Ballet Intensive 2024!

Send your Auditions

This August 6-23 embark on an extraordinary ballet journey with Victoria International Ballet Academy’s Summer Ballet Intensive and seize the chance to secure an exclusive scholarship!

Elevate your dance skills to new heights in this dynamic three-week program crafted for aspiring dancers. Immerse yourself in training alongside Toronto’s foremost ballet professionals, including distinguished Principal Guest Artists.

Inviting students ages 9+ with former classical ballet experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to advance your dance career — submit your audition today!

Exclusive Scholarships:

– Gold Scholarship: $600 

– Silver Scholarship: $400  

– Bronze Scholarship: $200 

*Participants must be registered for all three-weeks of the intensive program.

Program Highlights

🩰 Classical Ballet: Master the fundamentals and refine your technique.

🌟 Pointe: Elevate your performance with specialized training.

🎭 Contemporary: Explore expressive movements and modern dance.

💪🏼 Stretching & Conditioning: Strengthen your body for improved flexibility.

📖 Repertoire: Learn iconic pieces and showcase your artistry.

Why Choose VIBA’s Summer Ballet Intensive?

🌆 Top Instructors: Train with Toronto’s finest ballet and dance teachers.

🎨 Supportive and Inclusive Community: Experience training in a beautiful and spacious facility.

🌟 Guest Artists Master Classes: Take classes with distinguished Principal Guest Artists.

🌟 Grand Finale: Dance Showcase to Conclude Your Intensive!

🌍 Weekend Trips and Homestay Options: Available for Local and International Students.

Professional Team

Meet The Teachers

Guest Teachers and Artists for Summer Ballet Intensive 2024 Masterclass Workshop Series will be announced soon…

This exclusive series is designed for students aged 12 and above who have prior ballet training experience. It provides a unique opportunity for participants to learn from renowned Canadian and International ballet stars. These classes offer a rare and invaluable chance for ballet students to learn from industry-leading professionals, allowing them to elevate their skills and technique to the highest level. Our guest teachers will provide expert guidance, focusing on ballet technique, artistic skills and execution in each class.

Resident Faculty:

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Victoria Mironova

 


Ms. Mironova’s remarkable ballet journey began at the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1977. After graduating, she was invited to dance for the esteemed Mikhailovsky Theatre, where she dedicated over 21 years of her career. In 1995, she earned her degree from the Pedagogical Department of the Vaganova Academy and went on to found the Victoria International Ballet Academy and Victoria Ballet Company in 2003, based in Toronto, Canada. Presently, she holds the positions of Artistic Director, Teacher, and Choreographer, inspiring the next generation of Canadian and international dancers.

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Liza Lordski

Principal Ballet Teacher And Academy Director

Liza Lordski is a 2011 graduate of Victoria International Ballet Academy’s full-time professional program, she furthered her training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and Kyiv State Ballet School. She joined Moscow State Ballet Theatre in 2014 and became a Principal Dancer at Victoria Ballet Company the same year. In 2015, she pursued Pedagogy and Choreography at the University of Theatre Arts in Moscow. Upon her return to Canada, Liza has been teaching Ballet, Character, and Repertoire at Victoria International Ballet Academy and she completed a Diploma in Business Administration from McMaster University. She has been the Manager of the Academy since 2019 and assumed the role of Academy Director in 2023.

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Kirill Lordski

Academy Director, Principal Ballet And Contemporary Dance Teacher, Senior Choreographer

Kirill embarked on his dance journey at Victoria International Ballet Academy’s Professional Program in 2005. He’s trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern dance, achieving gold medals in competitions in Canada and the USA. Kirill’s professional path includes dancing at Canada’s Ballet Jorgen and the renowned National Ballet of Canada, performing under the guidance of choreographer John Neumeier. He also served as a principal artist with Victoria Ballet Company. In 2017, he graduated from the Toronto Film School and showcased his talents in dance and acting on Netflix’s “Tiny Pretty Things” and the “Bridgerton Immersive Experience” in Toronto, Canada.

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Naira Ramazanova

Principal Ballet, Character, Certified Pilates Teacher


Naira Ramazanova’s ballet journey started at the National Ballet School in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her exceptional talent led to a place at the Azeri National Opera and Ballet Company in 1993. In 1995, she represented Azerbaijan at the prestigious Vaganova-Prix Dance Competition in St. Petersburg, earning an honorary diploma. She became a principal dancer two years later, earning critical acclaim. After graduating with  honors from the Teaching Training Program, she joined the National Ballet School of Canada staff in 2009 mentoring young dancers. Naira is also a certified Pilates Instructor since 2022.

Guest Teachers for #VIBAMasterclassWorkshop 2023

Tanya Howard – National Ballet of Canada
Kealan McLaughlin – Alberta Ballet, Ballet Jörgen, Estonia Ballet Theatre

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We aim to unveil hidden talents, inspire self-confidence, discipline and respect through the teaching of classical ballet. We support each one 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 university or college career.

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