Gennadi Vostrikov

Susan Vostrikov


Christine McNamara

Melissa Kauffmann Largent

Jennifer Turman Bayliss

Beth Sager

Ariana Myers

WELCOME to Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet, home of the Virginia Youth Ballet

For the latest audition schedule - please check the current Brochure and Information guide here.

The Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet (VAB), located in historic downtown Winchester, VA, has been offering professional training to students of all ages since 1982. The performing arts facility houses three fully equipped studios and a large theater studio for performances. These areas provide an aesthetic environment for individuals to create and share the excitement of dance expression.

Students register in advance and attend classes after school, evenings and weekends. All levels of instruction are available in ballet, jazz, tap, character, and Pointe. Young adults seeking an outlet for creative participation discover challenges and find rewards in our program. Experiences received here demonstrate how discipline can create personal inner strength. The physical conditioning and mental discipline involved in our program enriches student's lives and stays with them as adults. For specific Annual Registration details and registration form, please click here.

In addition, VAB offers Summer Classes for children of all ages. For specific details and registration form, please click here.

Our instructors are here to provide motivation to improve and advance while being sensitive to individual abilities and needs. Students gain confidence and satisfaction by being involved in activities appropriate to their developmental level.


The Virginia Youth Ballet (VYB) is a separate non-profit dance company associated with the Academy. The VYB provides professional level experience to young ballet dancers. Auditions are required, and are open to all ballet dancers with a minimum of three years of ballet. You must be at least nine years old or older to audition for VYB.

Related Links:

For more specific informaiton, please go to:

Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet Home Page

Virginia Youth Ballet Home Page