About

Miss Victoria School of Ballet

Our mission is to implement creative solutions by fostering a love of dance ensuring all students are actively involved in the class so that all of their individual needs and differences can be catered for in an inclusive environment. Inspired by her previous teachers Maria Barinowsky and Miriam Riseborough, Miss Victoria is driven to pursue a successful vocation in ballet teaching whilst promoting health and well being.

We take pride in the journey the role of dance plays in the development of the whole person by passionately supporting and nurturing students to become confident workers while striving for excellence using safe practice. We use holistic methods of teaching to assist students in becoming more independent dancers so they will be able to apply self-discipline and employ self-motivation allowing them to develop intuitive skill acquisition and interdisciplinary knowledge.

Miss Victoria School of Ballet follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and their Silver Swans program for ballet teaching. Each year the school enters students into graded and vocational examinations and class awards. We are proud of our 100% pass rate and nurturing students to always achieve the best of their ability. We also provide PBT, Barre Concept and DDMIX classes to complement classical ballet training

Our vision is education through dance; a holistic learning environment which not only nurtures the next budding ballerinas but plays a key role in shaping the next generation of essential and key workers such as engineers, scientists, doctors and teachers.

Miss Victoria RAD RTS, School Principal

Miss Victoria is a classically trained ballet dancer and Royal Academy of Dance teacher, who has achieved her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies. She started learning ballet at the age of four in Bedwas Workman’s Hall, at the Maria Barinowsky School of Ballet, with the school’s founder Maria Barinowsky and later with its current principal Miriam Riseborough. Once achieving her Intermediate vocational ballet examination, she then went on to continue her vocational training at the New Dance School in Penarth. She is enrolled on the prestigious RAD Masters in Education (Dance Education) programme and is also working towards achieving her Advanced 2 vocational ballet examination. Miss Victoria has also trained in ISTD Modern to Intermediate vocational level and is a qualified DDMIX dance fitness instructor, Barre Concept instructor, Progressing Ballet Technique instructor and also a Silver Swans licensee.

Miss Victoria has taught at other schools in South Wales and to date all schools she has taught at have students achieving a 100% pass rate. Her achievements include performing in the Patrons Parade for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration alongside other RAD faculty members and the RAD President Dame Darcey Bussell. She has also been honoured to host a DDMIX MAXIT with Dame Darcey Bussell and is now a member of the DDMIX team assisting with the DDMIX for Schools programme.