Graduate of world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy
Janna teaches the advanced level classes at the Academy
Greeted by Princess Diana
Mrs.Kirova was born in Russia and educated at the world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia), by renowned Russian professor Irina Trofimova, pupil of Agrippina Vaganova. In 1989 she joined the world famous Kirov Ballet (now the Maryinsky).
Mrs.Kirova performed numerous solo roles in productions of “La Bayadere”, “Giselle”, “Swan Lake”, “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty” and as a principal dancer with several companies in Europe.
In 2001 she co-founded Melbourne Ballet Center (in 2003 renamed as Space Coast Ballet). Under her direction Space Coast Ballet Academy has built an extraordinary record of achievement. Students of Mrs.Kirova have attended and received scholarships to many of the most prestigious ballet schools in the U.S. including Alvin Ailey School (NY), Harid Conservatory and The Kirov Ballet Academy at Washington (DC).
Her unique talents and “hands on” teaching provides the greatest dance opportunity for all her students, youth through adult. With a love of teaching and commitment to her profession, Mrs.Kirova has trained and inspired her students to win medals in prestigious ballet competitions throughout the US and go on to join professional dance companies.
In 2010 Mrs. Kirova received Outstanding Teacher Award from Youth America Grand Prix (currently the world’s largest youth ballet competition, awarding scholarships and funding for ballet study).