UPCOMING DATES:       2021-2022 SEASON
May 20 Vocational Programs’ Celebration of Dance
May 22 Bridge Program Graduation
May 23 Victoria Day – No Classes (all programs)
May 28 Saturday – General Program Dress Rehearsals
June 4 General Program Celebration of Dance
June 11 Last day of classes before Summer Holidays (all programs)



The General Program provides an experience for students who wish to dance in a caring and progressive environment, multiple times per week, while allowing them to balance their academic endeavours. Classes are offered in ballet, jazz, and contemporary in the late afternoons and early evenings.


The half day Professional Training Program registers students ages 12 and up who wish to train in an intensive and professional environment. Students attend academic school in the morning and dance training classes in the afternoon.


The Bridge Program is a three year, full time, post-graduate diploma program Accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education. Students are encouraged to explore different aspects of professional dance life through the extensive program curriculum.


Victoria Academy of Ballet offers numerous Summer Programs: Storybook Ballet Camps for students ages 4-7, Junior Dance Intensive for students ages 8-12, Summer Dance Intensive for students ages 12+ (audition required), and Professional Dance Intensive for students ages 14+ (audition required).


del Villar Bellis

Owner & Artistic Director

Fellow & Examiner csc-cicb

Enrico Cecchetti Final Diploma

“In our first lesson with Ms Bellis I knew she meant business! She worked us hard and correctly and it was the first time I felt like I was dancing properly, using my muscles and my brain in the right way! I loved her as a teacher, I wanted to work hard for her. She would push and help you all she could.”

— Harriet Mills

Royal Ballet School Graduate, Karlsruhe State Theatre of Baden

Andrew’s teaching has instilled many emerging young dance artists with an exceptional foundation. I am excited by the pathways many of them are now traveling with great success. I have had the pleasure to be both a student and colleague of Andrew’s and the knowledge he has shared stays with me today through many aspects of my practice.


Australian professional contemporary dance performer and choreographer currently working in United Kingdom, www.bridgetfiske.com

My teachers at Victoria Academy of Ballet were always so patient as I was learning English. Ms Bellis encouraged me and gave me many corrections so that I could improve my technique, my artistry, and confidence. I will never forget this precious time at the academy, when I grew up, graduated from high school, and danced at such a special school.


Professional Training Program (2009–2011)

Victoria Academy of Ballet is located in beautiful, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

We acknowledge that Victoria Academy of Ballet stands on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. We respect and thank the Lkwungen (Songhees) and Kwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations for sharing their land on which we work, live, learn and dance.

Photo: Destination Greater Victoria


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