Runway Ballet

Performing Art – Orange County

> >>> Vera Ninkovic was born in Perth, Australia. Ms. Ninkovic studied classical ballet at some of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world on scholarship including: The National Ballet School in Sofia, Bulgaria and the State Ballet School in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She also studied with the London Studio Center in London where she was voted Dancer of the Year in 1991 and performed in the presence of HRH Prince Edward. She completed her training at the Royal Ballet School in London where she also received the R.A.D. Solo Seal Award. >>> >>> Ms. Ninkovic was a semi-finalist in the 1991 Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition in Switzerland. She went on to dance professionally with the Basel Ballet in Switzerland, touring internationally. Ms. Ninkovic also performed as a soloist with the Perth City Ballet in Australia as well as the Los Angeles Classical Ballet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. >>> >>> Ms. Ninkovic has taught ballet for The Performing Arts Center in Northridge, The Ana Cheselka Dance Center and The Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. She was the Artistic Director for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Dance Department’s 2007 spring production of Alice in Wonderland. >>> >>> Ms. Ninkovic is currently the head of the ballet department for “everybody dance!” at the Gabriella Foundation, a program for inner city children in Los Angeles. For twelve years at the foundation she has trained and mentored students who have gone on to win awards, study at prestigious schools such as the Juilliard School and dance professionally in America and in Europe. Ms. Ninkovic is co-director of the spring performances for “everybody dance!”. She is also on staff as a ballet instructor and choreographer for \"Independence Dance Company\" and \"Peninsula School of Performing Arts\".