Victoria Carter

Principal & Artistic Director


B.A. (Fine Arts),Licienciate, Cecchetti   

L.I.S.T.D. (CBS) M.C.D.T.A.


A charter member of the Society of Russian Ballet, Miss Carter studied at the London Dance Centre before being accepted for the professional ballet and academic program of the National Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School.

After graduation from the National Ballet School in 1969, she taught divisional ballet and Benesh notation for grades 9 and 10 at the National Ballet School.  In 1970, she joined the family-owned London Dance Centre.  Miss Carter also studied ballet, tap, and jazz intensively in New York, Montreal, California, and Britain with such teachers as Robert Joffrey, Alexandra Danilova, Leon Danielian, Eva von Gencsy, Dame Ninette de Valois, Merce Cunningham, and Bob Fosse.

Trained in both Cecchetti and Vaganova methods, Miss Carter has participated in numerous training programs including the Royal Ballet School in England.  Victoria Carter has been a guest teacher over the years, at various professional summer dance schools, and guest lecturer for the Society of Russian Ballet, Canadian Dance Teacher Association, and British Association Teachers of Dance.

  • Graduate of National Ballet School, 1969

  • Cecchetti Society teaching certificate, 1969; awarded life membership, 2013

  • Society of Russian Ballet (Vaganova) charter member, 1977; advanced teacher certificate, 1980

  • Certificate for Outstanding Technical Merit and Artistic Development in Teaching, 2011

  • Canadian Dance Teachers Association Teaching Certificate, 1987; established as a life member, 2005

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Victoria Carter London Dance Centre

160 Sydenham Street, 

London, On  N6A 1V9