Victoria Stocki-Kim recently served as Assistant Professor Lecturer and Associate Director of Utah Ballet in the Department of Ballet at the University of Utah. In November 2012, Victoria Co-Directed and staged the full-length classical ballet Swan Lake featuring Acts II, III, and IV on Utah Ballet for 8 performances. The performances were received with glowing reviews to a house filled to capacity. 'The Daily Utah Chronicle' featured an article stating "...The Department of Ballet created a world of believable serenity and beauty through set scenery and stunning costumes... the dance company put on a fabulous show, one that is sure to leave you mesmerized and fully invested in the love story of Odette and Siegfried." by Lynette Randall.
Victoria served as Academy Director of Nevada Ballet Theatre where she led 600 students and a faculty of 16. She established and directed the Nevada Ballet Theatre Youth Company consisting of 90 dancers who participated in over 42 community performances, worked with Nevada Ballet Theatre Trainees, and implemented a Vaganova pre-professional ballet program of levels 1 to 8, a Ballet Training program of levels 1-8, a Children's program, a Dance program, an Adult program, and a Boys program with great success.
Victoria is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum. She previously served as ballet faculty at Universal Ballet Academy in Seoul, Korea and Washington, D.C., and the Salt Lake City Ballet. She served as Assistant Director at the Art Ballet Center in Seoul, Korea, Assistant Director at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy and Theatre, and as Ballet Director at the Rock Center for Dance, and Park City Performing Arts Academy.
Victoria's professional career includes dancing for a span of 14 years as a Soloist with Universal Ballet Company of Seoul, Korea across 14 countries, dancing on the major stages of the world in America, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland. Victoria also danced in the states with Tulsa Ballet Theatre for three years and with Dayton Ballet Theatre.
Some career highlights include performing the lead with the Kirov Ballet in the principal role of 'Masha' in the Nutcracker across a North American Tour, and several Principal Guest Artist engagements as the featured roles in Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Le Corsair, Flames of Paris, and Graduation Ball, throughout South Korea and America.
She performed a repertoire of over 70 ballets including 19 classical full lengths, 27 ballets, 15 contemporary ballets, and 10 Balanchine ballets. Some of her favorite roles performed include Aurora and Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Masha in the Nutcracker, Lucy in Dracula, Janis Joplin in Janis & Joe, Medora and Odalisque in Le Corsair, Principal in Paquita, Desire in Requiem, Manu in La Bayadere, Pippi in Graduation Ball, Pas de Trois and Small Swan in Swan Lake, Cupid and Flower Girl in Don Quixote, Juliet's Friends in Romeo &Juliet, Damselfish in Shim Chung, and Choleric in Four Temperaments.
She has had the honor to work with such great ballet leaders and masters as Oleg Vinogradov, Bruce Steivel, Roy Tobias, Julia Moon, Brian Yoo, Alla Sizova, Nikolai Morozov, Ludmila Morkovina, Rudolph Kharatian, Ludmila Sakharova, Yelena Vinogradova, Natalia Spitsyna, Galina Kekicheva, Albert Mirzoyan, Evgeny Neff, Michael Bjerknes, Jean Paul Comelin, Sergiu Stefanski, Marilyn Nagy, Geta Constantinescu, Dermot Burke, Marcello Angelini, Roman Jasinski, Peter Anastos, Frederic Franklin, Petrus Bosman, Jon Callander, Anne Krampen, Oleg Briansky, Bojan Spassoff, Suki Schorer, Violette Verdy, Alexandra Danilova, Antonina Tumkovsky, Stanley Williams, Andrei Kramarevski, Maria Tallchief, Marjorie Tallchief, Melissa Hayden, and Paul Mejia among others.
Throughout her career Victoria was featured in over 23 media works with highlights that include a dance review in the New York Times, the cover photo spread on Dance Forum magazine, magazine featured articles in Dancer Magazine, Dance and People, Madame Figaro, and Debebe. She was also featured in a live 30-minute television talk show appearance on Arirang International Television Station's program 'Heart to Heart'.
Victoria received her fundamental training and graduated with honors on full scholarship from both the Kirov Academy of Ballet and Interlochen Arts Academy. She received additional training from the School of American Ballet, Chicago City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Briansky Ballet.
Victoria is also a Certified Yoga Instructor who has completed comprehensive training in Yoga asana, pranayama, philosophy and the art of teaching at the White Lotus Yoga Foundation in Santa Barbara, California.
We are so happy to have Victoria at SLC Ballet to teach our Pre-professional Class.