Victoria Academy of Ballet (formerly Island Dance Studio) was established in 1990 by Christine Richardson F.C.S.C – C.I.C.B., ARAD. Now under the ownership and direction of Bleiddyn Del Villar Bellis, FCSC- CICB, The Victoria Academy of Ballet offers specialized dance instruction for children ages 3 through to professional level.
VAB’s faculty offers the highest caliber of professional instruction in dance training and performance. All faculty are highly experienced, qualified teachers with a passion for dance. Students of all ages and ability are trained to their fullest potential.
The General Program provides classes for children, youth, and teens. All ages and abilities are welcome. As students progress through the levels they are offered classes in jazz, contemporary, and pointe in addition to their ballet training.
The Professional Training Program provides school aged students with a unique opportunity to train in an intensive environment. Acceptance into the Professional Training Program is by audition only.
The Bridge Professional Training Program in Classical Ballet (Diploma) is a 3-year Post-Secondary Career Training Program leading to a Diploma in Classical Ballet. The program is accredited with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) part of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. Only students who have met all admission requirements are eligible for enrolment in this program.
Listing last confirmed: Aug. 7, 2020