About Us

Please join us Saturday October 8th at 2:00 pm for our fall children’s production beginning with a brief  information session and demonstration of a ballet technique class followed by the exciting “Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

Tickets for this show may be purchased at the door or by calling 540-665-0343.

A performance for school school children will be held Friday October 7th at 9:30 am. If you are affiliated with a school or are a homeschooling family or group interested in attending our school show, please call 540-665-0343.

All shows will be held in the Virginia Youth Ballet Theater, 20 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia. (Across the street from the Discovery Museum.)


The Academy

Vostrikov’s Academy of Ballet, located in historic downtown Winchester, Virginia, has been offering professional dance training to students of all ages since 1982. The performing arts facility houses three fully-equipped studios and a large theater studio for performances, which provide an aesthetic environment for creating and sharing the art of dance.   

All levels of instruction are offered in ballet, jazz, tap, and pointe. Lyrical and modern dance classes are available to intermediate and advanced dancers.  Classes are taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty who provide instruction and motivation for students to reach their potential while maintaining sensitivity to individual abilities and needs.

From the moment young dancers enter our studios to performing for a live audience, they experience the rewards and challenges of a timeless tradition. They gain confidence and satisfaction by being involved in creative activities appropriate to their developmental levels. The physical conditioning and mental discipline instilled through our program enriches students’ lives and remains with them as adults.

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The Youth Ballet

The Virginia Youth Ballet and Theater is the nonprofit performing company associated with the academy. This organization provides professional-level experiences to the dance students as well as outreach programs to the community.