Important Upcoming Dates
November 27 – December 4 – Winter Watching Week (Full-Year General Program)
December 4 – Last day of full-year General Program classes before Winter Break
December 5 – Poinsettia & Purdy’s Chocolates order pick-up at VAB
December 10 – 2021 Winter Works in Progress at the Dave Dunnet Theatre
December 11 – Last day of Vocational Division classes before Winter Break
January 4 – All programs resume after Winter Break
Join us Friday, December 10th at the Dave Dunnet Theatre for our2021 Winter Works in Progress
Professional Training Program and Bridge Program students will take the stage at 7:30 PM to perform 2021-22 works in progress. This will be a wonderful evening of dance! Please note, spectators 12+ must show full Proof of Vaccination (and government issued I.D if applicable).
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.
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