About Us

Orillia Ballet Academy: Igniting Passion, Inspiring Artistry, and Empowering Dancers

Welcome to Orillia Ballet Academy, where passion, artistry, and excellence in dance education come together. Located in the heart of Orillia, our academy offers a nurturing and inspiring environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels. Our mission is to cultivate a love for dance while providing exceptional training, fostering creativity, and encouraging personal growth.

Founded by our artistic director and lead teacher, Anastasia Loskutov, Orillia Ballet Academy is committed to offering the highest quality of dance education. Anastasia brings her extensive experience, knowledge, and passion for dance to every class, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded, comprehensive dance education.

Our talented team of instructors is dedicated to helping each student achieve their full potential, whether they aspire to become a professional dancer or simply wish to enjoy the many benefits of dance.

In addition to our regular classes, we offer special programs and workshops, performance opportunities, and masterclasses with guest teachers to enrich our students' learning experience. We believe that the discipline, teamwork, and confidence gained through dance can extend beyond the studio, positively impacting all aspects of our students' lives. OBA is a non-competitive dance academy. 

Join us at Orillia Ballet Academy and become part of a supportive and thriving dance community that celebrates the beauty, power, and joy of dance.


Ms. Anastasia

Anastasia Loskutov began her dance journey at the age of 9, training at Victoria Ballet Academy in Vaughan, Ontario, under the guidance of Victoria Mironova and Elena Dmitrieva, former soloists of the Mikhailovsky and Mariinsky theatres. Graduating at the top of her class at 16, Anastasia earned her "Artiste de Ballet" diploma, honing her skills in various styles, including ballet, contemporary, character, and pas de deux.

In 2011, Anastasia was selected to join the prestigious Boston Ballet School's trainee program for the 2011-2012 season. There, she had the opportunity to dance alongside second company and company members. In 2012, she continued her education at the renowned Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, training under Marina Vasilieva and other world-class educators.

From 2013 to 2016, Anastasia worked as a company member of the USA's Columbia Classical Ballet company, expanding her repertoire with corps de ballet and soloist roles in iconic ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and La Bayadere, among others.

In 2016, Anastasia returned to Toronto to complete her university education at York University, focusing on her career as a dance teacher with Victoria Ballet Academy. She continued to perform as a guest principal dancer for Victoria Ballet Company.

With 14 years of ballet teaching experience across various age groups, Anastasia has achieved remarkable accolades. She secured first place in the Ukrainian National Ballet Competition twice (in 2006 and 2011) and reached the semi-finals of the Beijing International Ballet Invitational in 2010.

Anastasia is thrilled to share her wealth of ballet knowledge and expertise with dancers and enthusiasts in Orillia and the surrounding areas!