Kirill Chour


The Art of Ballet is essential for any figure skater striving for advanced results and enhanced performance. Taught by a professional, ballet will give you a freedom to move gracefully, will improve your jumping technique and will develop an emotional expressiveness needed for a successful presentation. Your commitment to the discipline of the ballet exercise will expand your artistic horizon and will bring you to the higher level in your athletic achievements.

Teaching Experience

16 years


Diploma, Professional Ballet Artist, graduate of Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dancing Career Highlights

  • Ballet Artist, Kirov Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia 1980-1984
  • Ballet Artist, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia 1985-1986
  • Choreographer, White Nights Ballet Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia 1988-1989
  • Classical/ Neo-Classical Ballet Artist, Eifman Ballet State Theater, World touring 1989-1991
  • Ballet Artist, Agora de la Danse, Montreal 1991
  • Modern Ballet Artist, Danse Kalashas, Montreal 1992-1996
  • Ballet Artist, National Ballet of Canada, 1997
  • Ballet Artist, Ontario Ballet Theatre, Toronto/USA touring 1996-1997
  • Classical Dance Instructor/Choreographer, Montreal 1995-1998
  • Ballet Artist, Ballet British Columbia, Vancouver 1998
  • Choreographer/Artistic Director, Academy Art of Dance 1998-2005
  • Modern/Classical Ballet Teacher/Choreographer, Ottawa-Gatineau, 2001-present
  • Dance Instructor, Sport-Etudes, Gatineau region 2006-present
  • Off-ice Ballet training Instructor, various skating clubs, Ottawa-Gatineau, 2002-present
  • Off-ice Ballet training Instructor, Gloucester Skating Club, Ottawa, 2008-present
  • Artistic Director/Choreographer, Ottawa Ballet School 2010-present

Area of Specialization

Off-ice / ballet training for figure skaters, jump

Personal Skating Credentials

Info: Trilingual (English, French, Russian)

Professional Highlights

  • Master Classes for Professionals/Workshops for Teachers/Coaches, Ottawa-Gatineau, 2008-present
  • Off-ice Workshops for Skating Clubs, Ottawa Ballet School, 2010-present
  • Member of the Russian Theatre Society, lifetime member of Vaganova Ballet Society, member of DTRC Canada


Kirill practices Martial Arts and enjoys active outdoor sports with his family. Kirill’s topic of the day is an ancient and modern philosophy of mind, body & spirit development applied into real life.

Upcoming Events

  1. GSC STARSkate Team Simulation

    January 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  2. STARSkate Invitational

    February 23 - February 25
  3. Test Day

    March 2
  4. Club Competition

    April 14

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