PD Artistic Faculty
Kira Hofmann was born in Kelowna, B.C, and began her training at the Canadian School of Ballet. At the ages of 10 and 11, she attended Canada’s National Ballet School’s Summer Intensive, falling in love with dance. After auditioning, Kira received a scholarship to attend Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School for the following summer. She was then accepted into the Professional Division’s Fall/Winter Program, and was thrilled. During her five years at the school, she was awarded multiple scholarships: The Royal Bank of Canada Scholarship, the Carlson Wagonlit Scholarship, The Julia Arkos Memorial Award, RWB Alumni Scholarship, Investors Group Professional Division Fall/Winter Scholarship, and the prestigious Prince Edward Award. After representing the RWBS at Assemble Internationale in May of 2013, Kiraʼs eyes were opened to the world of ballet outside Canada. Although The RWB was her home, she had a desire to see the world and see where ballet could take her. She finished her schooling at the RWB, graduating with distinction from the Professional Division and was accepted into the Akadamie at John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany for the following year. The Akadamie, a two year program of post-secondary ballet training, was anticipated to finish in 2015. However, after the first 6 months of intense training and hard work, Kira was offered a contract with her dream company, the Stuttgart Ballet. With the company she performed several ballets including: Giselle, Onegin, Sleeping Beauty, The Taming of the Shrew, Leonce und Lena, and was an original dancer in the creation of Soldat, choreographed by resident choreographer, Demis Volpi. After dancing for the Stuttgart Ballet, Kira moved back to B.C to pursue teaching. She has taught for The Canadian School of Ballet, Sarafanov Ballet Studio, Robb Card Dance Studio, and is currently a teacher in the Professional Division at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Kira is eager to share her knowledge and passion with the students.