Victoria Vargas

Founder of, 5th Position Method

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Victoria Vargas
VICTORIA VARGAS was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and has more than 40 years of experience as a professional dancer and instructor. She is a former faculty member of the Joffrey Ballet School of Chicago and a founding member of Chicago’s Luna Negra Dance Theater. She taught for several years at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and established her own school, the Viva Ballet School of Hong Kong. Back in the United States in 2021, Victoria joined the “Ballet Hispanico” in New York City as a Faculty member and Program Coordinator. Victoria has been a frequent enthusiastic guest teacher in many national and international ballet schools. Besides changing dancers for the better with her dynamic inspiring teaching style, she is dedicated to training teachers in the discipline of ballet instruction through kinesiology, utilizing her long years of experience as a professional dancer.
She created The 5th Position Method, a widely recognized floor barre concept among professional ballet dancers and the young emerging dance generation. As a seasoned and demanding ballet instructor, Victoria provides high levels of dance and fitness practice. In the words of Ms. Vargas, “teaching is the greatest personal reward”. 
Victoria has received fine recognitions in recent years for her dance work. In 2019, she was honored with the Ballet Master for China’s annual “Famous Teacher Award”. Following that, she was presented the “Outstanding Teacher Award” by Hong Kong Ballet Group in 2020. In 2021, she was awarded the “Distinctive Teacher Award” by the Hong Kong Ballet group and nominated for four other awards in Taiwan. She won the “Group Exercise Leader of the Year”, “Specialized Gym/Studio of the Year”, “Trailblazer of the Year” and “Inspiring Community Campaign of the Year”. 
Her creation “The 5th Position Method” earned a national award for rehab and injury prevention. She won The Vanguard Category, given by “Fitness Best Asia”, an honorary award that recognizes individuals who have impacted the community by inspiring creative change.
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