Summer Intensive

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, who graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Ms. Iryna has performed, all the classical repertoire of Russian ballets, and is now a ballet mistress and artistic director of the gala concerts of Uliana Lopatkina.

Schedule Example

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, and 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 1 hour of instruction every morning on campus. 

The program will focus on conversation skills and useful vocabulary through a series of interest based and cultural seminars, grammar, pronunciation, and writing skills.

Classes will also be taught by our teachers who have obtained their degrees in Education from the Vaganova Academy and have a rich professional experience in theatres of St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Victoria Mironova is the founder of Victoria International Ballet Academy and the Victoria Ballet Company. Ms. Elena Dmitrieva is senior ballet teacher and choreographer of the Academy. In 2019 we will also have Elizaveta Mironova, alumna of our academy, winner of international ballet competitions, and ballerina (Moscow State Company, Victoria Ballet Company). For male’s class and duet/partnering class we will have Kirill Lordski, alumnus of our Academy, winner of international ballet competitions, and ballet dancer  (Jorgen Ballet, Victoria Ballet Company).

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 among others.

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.  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 surrounded by nature.  At the end of each day of rigorous ballet training you can relax and replenish your energy in this harmonious environment.  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 meals and transportation to and from the school. Transportation to and from Toronto Pearson International airport includes supervision during check-in at the airport

Our Team

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

Elizaveta Mironova, Ballet teacher at Victoria Ballet Academy and Principal Dancer of Victoria Ballet Company

      Kirill Lordski, Boy’s Technique and Partnering

Ballerina Assoluta Ms. Irina Chistyakova is joining our great team of ballet teachers this Summer at Victoria International Ballet Academy. Join us and train with the personal coach of ballet mega-star Ulyana Lopatkina!