Victoria Mironova

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Victoria Mironova is a Russian ballerina and founder of the Victoria International Ballet Academy.

Mironova was initially taught by a teacher of the former Imperial Russian Ballet (presently known as the Vaganova Ballet Academy). By the age of 11, she had passed the competitive examination and was enrolled in a full-time program of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1971 where she studied for eight years. In the latter years of her studies she took parts as a prima ballerina in performances of her ballet school at the Mariinsky Theater (formerly Kirov Theater).

Having received her Artiste de Ballet diploma she became a professional dancer. Mironova then took a one-year master class of Natalia Dudinskaya, People’s Artist of the USSR (the USA awarded her the title “Outstanding Woman of the 20th century”), to become a Principal Dancer. She had 21 years of professional dance experience with the Mikhaylovsky Theatre (formerly Mussorgsky Opera Theater), St. Petersburg, Russia.

In 1995, after five years of university studies, she graduated from the Pedagogical (Teachers’) Department of the Vaganova Ballet Academy majoring in teaching choreographic disciplines and choreography (as per the Vaganova syllabus). Since 1991, Mironova has taught classical ballet, character and historic dances in Russia and Canada. She is the founder, artistic director, teacher and choreographer at the Victoria International Ballet Academy in Vaughan, Canada.

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