Greetings from the Founders
Every single family would love to see their child smart, intelligent and well developed. Ballet includes and unites various kinds of arts. Those are classical music, acting, fine arts and more… The atmosphere itself which surrounds your child will detect his undefined talents and will form him as a spiritually strong, harmonic, disciplined and physically developed person as well as it will help in learning science and humanities.
Throughout our teaching career in Canada we raised students whose achievements have brought them many awards and titles such as Grand Prix and 1st Place Winners at Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition, Master Dance of Canada, Master Dance of America, Top competitors at So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Leading Role performers at Broadway Musical “Billy Elliot”.
Karpov Ballet Academy was founded in 2011. Its doors open to anyone who is passionate about Ballet. The Academy provides high quality ballet training for students who dream about their professional career as well as for those who love Ballet as a hobby. We believe that our knowledge and experience gained over the years of our professional career allow us to take responsibility to teach children Ballet, educate and inspire them with the Art of Ballet.
Anna Karpova & Vladimir Karpov
Founder & Artistic Director
Vladimir Karpov received his formal dance training at the Voronezh School of Ballet in Voronezh and Vaganova Academy of Ballet in St.Petersburg, Russia.
Since 1976 to 1996 Mr. Karpov danced as a Soloist and Principal Dancer with such Great Russian companies in St.Petersburg as Eifman Ballet, Kirov Ballet (Mariinski Opera and Ballet Theatre) and Ballet Theatre of Valentina Ganibalova.
Throughout these years he has toured all around Europe, North and South America.
During his intensive career as a performing artist, Mr.Karpov has participated in many Ballet Festivals and International Ballet Galas with various Russian ballet stars.
His teaching career began in 1993 when he appeared in Ballet Company of Valentina Ganibalova as a guest teacher and coach.
In 1996 Vladimir has retired from his performing career and was invited as a Classical Ballet teacher to Guangzhou Ballet – the second largest ballet company in China. He successfully worked with the students at Guangzhou Ballet School and with the performing artists in the Company and became a recognized and respected Ballet teacher.
Since coming to Canada in 1998, Mr.Karpov continued his teaching career with Ballet Jorgen Canada as a Company teacher and
with George Brown Dance (George brown College) as Principal Ballet instructor.
From 2000 until 2011 Mr.Karpov taught and directed the Ballet Program at the Elite Danceworx Dance School located in Markham.
In 2004, Vladimir was offered to teach and lead the Ballet Program at the Performing Dance Arts in Woodbridge, where he had been teaching until 2007.
Vladimir appeared as a guest teacher in many dance schools in Canada and the United States including Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Bossov Ballet Theatre in Maine.
He received yearly rewards of the Cordell Hull Foundation for International Education in the United States with the Certificate of appreciation for his contribution to the development of the Dance Program since 2004 until 2008.
In 2010 Vladimir received his “Outstanding Teacher Award” at Youth America Grand Prix Competition in Chicago.
Founder & Executive Director
Anna Karpova graduated from Vaganova Academy of Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Karpova began her career as a performing artist under direction and training of the world famous Russian Ballerina Alla Osipenko.
Anna started to perform in 1990 with Leningrad Jacobson Dance Company in all the leading roles in the repertoire of the world-renowned choreographer Leonid Jacobson.
Ms. Karpova joined the Kirov Ballet (Mariinski Opera and Ballet Theatre) in 1992. She has danced in almost all of the ballets from the traditional classical repertoire.
During her intensive performing career Anna had a unique opportunity to work with such famous Ballet Masters and Choreographers as Irina Jacobson, Oleg Vinogradov, Dmitri Briantsev and Igor Belsky. She toured with the Kirov Ballet throughout Europe and North and South America. In 1996 Anna Karpova was invited to perform with Guangzhou Ballet, the second largest ballet company in China.
Since coming to Canada in 1998 she continued her dance career with Ballet Jorgen Canada.
Her teaching career in Canada began in 1999 at the Elite Danceworx Dance School located in Markham. She has been directing the Ballet Program there until 2011. In 2004 Anna was invited to lead the Ballet Program at the Performing Dance Arts in Vaughan, where she continued teaching until 2013.
Anna appeared as a guest teacher at many dance schools in Canada and the United States, including Canadian Dance Company, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The Art Ballet Theatre of Florida and Bossov Ballet Theatre in Maine.
Ms. Karpova received yearly rewards of the Cordell Hull Foundation for International Education in the United States with the Certificate of appreciation for her contribution to the development of the Dance Program since 2004 until 2008.
In 2010 she received her “Outstanding Teacher Award” at Youth America Grand Prix Competition in Chicago.