PD/RD Artistic Faculty
Kira Hofmann’s journey with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg School Professional Division began long before she joined the Artistic Faculty as a ballet teacher in 2017. Her dance training began in 2008 at the RWB School and during her five years a student she was awarded several scholarships including the prestigious Prince Edward award for an exceptional level of talent, commitment and achievement.
While a student at the RWB School, Ms. Hofmann had the opportunity to attend the Assemblé Internationale in May 2013, where she worked with talented teachers and dancers from around the world. Her eyes were opened to the world of ballet outside Canada and after graduating with distinction from the RWB School, she was accepted into the Akadamie at John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany. After six months of training at John Cranko Schule, Ms. Hofmann was then offered a contract with the world-renowned Stuttgart Ballet.
While in the Stuttgart Ballet, Ms. Hofmann performed in numerous ballets, including Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Taming of the Shrew and Onegin. She also toured with the company performing in Thailand, Singapore, and at the Royal Opera House of Muskat, Oman.
Ms. Hofmann has travelled extensively and has worked as artistic assistant to choreographer Jera Wolfe and helped stage performances at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, School of Contemporary Dancers and Canada’s National Ballet School.
Ms. Hofmann recently returned to Canada where she completed the RWB School Teacher Training Program and pursued a career in teaching. She continues to pass on her considerable knowledge and expertise to students of the RWB School Professional Division.