Viktoriia Pena

Viktoriia

About

Viktoriia Pena has over 10 years of experience as a dance professional. She is originally from Moscow, Russia. Since 2012, Ms. Pena has been teaching at many dance schools, specializing in Ballet, Character Dance, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballroom dance.

She graduated from the Russian Institute of Theater and Arts GITIS as a choreographer. In addition to Viktoriia’s comprehensive classical ballet training, the curriculum included: character dance, jazz, contemporary, historical dance, stage lighting, acting, ballet history, pedagogy, stage makeup and piano.

As she was studying she joined the Russian Ballet Theater “The Crown of Russian ballet” as a ballet dancer where she danced in classical ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Snow White.

Since 2014 she started working as a soloist with The State Academic Choreographic Ensemble, Beriozka where she toured the world with the large folk dance repertory.

After moving to the United States she took classes for herself at t Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, the Martha Graham School and Paul Taylor Dance school. In 2019 she joined Barynya Dance Company in New York.  In 2019 she danced as a guest soloist dancer at the Pacific Festival Ballet in Los Angeles.

Mission Statement
Since our start in 2012 our mission has been to build our student’s self esteem through dance. We intend to make all of our dancers feel confident and comfortable while experiencing the joy of dance and movement. We accomplish our goal by keeping our classes small and giving our students individual attention so that they feel as though they can reach their potential while still having fun. Our classes do not exceed 15 students per class and we always have two teachers in every class. This assures that every student becomes an integral part of the learning process and experience.
Our recreational classes are designed to give our students an avenue to learn dance in an atmosphere that is instructional but also allows for freedom of expression through many improvisational activities and games. Our competition groups are designed to give our more committed dancer the opportunity to compete while eliminating the stress and pressure that is associated with competitive dance.