MON - THUR 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM | SAT 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Victor Barauskas


Victor Barauskas

Contemporary/Pilates Instructor

Victor Barauskas was a principle dancer with the Chicago Lyric Opera, performing in Aida and Samson & Delilah with opera legend Placido Domingo as well as La Traviata and Carmen. He was also featured with Chicago Festival Ballet in Nutcracker. Victor began his training under Elizabeth Boitzov in Chicago. Victor also was a member of the Chicago City Ballet under Artistic Director Maria Tallchief, The Joseph Holmes Dance Theater and The Richard Arv Connection. In the mid 1990's Victor was invited to perform in the prestigious Edinburgh Festival in Scotland dancing the premier role in Les Sirens to rave reviews. After retiring from The Chicago Lyric Opera Victor trained extensively with Romano Krysznows a direct decendant of Joseph Pilates who invented the Pilates method of exercise. Victor moved to St. Petersburg Florida and opened his own Pilates studio, Authentic Pilates. Victor has a long and varied background in modern and contemporary dance and has choreographed several pieces using his excellence and expertice from his professional and very eclectic career.

Why Us?

It is our passion, experience and dedication to every student. In a professional, state of the art studio. With a staff of skilled, caring Professionals.

L'Academie of Dance was created to give ALL students the highest quality classes available so if they choose later to apply what they have learned in a professional manner they have been given the correct tools to do so.

We provide a solid foundation of professional dance instruction which is based in classical ballet. Our dance program includes positive feed back, assesment, placement, coaching, performance and competition in a nuturing, caring and positive environment.

Every student is important to us! We work as a team to provide classes that are age appropriate, challenging, positive and goal oriented. Our focus is developing technique, artistry, confidence and happy dancers who excel in life.‚Äč

Instructor Classes

  • MondayBy appointment
  • TuesdayBy Appointment
  • WednesdayContemporary
  • ThursdayBy Appointment
  • FridayBy Appointment
  • SaturdayBy Appointment
  • SundayBy Appointment