Founder / Artistic Director
Mr. Dulepa received his training at the Ballet Academy of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (ballet master Igor Uksusnikov). Upon graduating in 1998, he joined The Kremlin Ballet of the State Kremlin Palace as a principal dancer.
In the following years, Vadym Dulepa rehearsed under the guidance of Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet stars such as Yuri Grigorovich, Ekaterina Maximova, Andrei Petrov, Vadim Gulyaev, and Nataliya Bolshakova. In the US Vadym worked with world-famous dancers and choreographers such as EldarAliev, Irina Kolpakova, Vladlen Semenov, and Tatiana Pali.
As both a principal and guest artist, Mr. Dulepa was often invited to perform in numerous performances and galas around the world and has toured many European, Asian, and North American countries. Vadym has an extensive background in various dance forms, but his prime interest lies in creative movement. As a ballet dancer and choreographer, artistic director, and teacher, his work examines the art of movement as a medium for communication. He is exploring the role of dance in different cultures by traveling and interacting with people from Canada and around the world. His experience has enabled him to dance and teach in many European, Asian, and North American countries and communities, in a variety of cultural settings.
Assume that the art of dance lies in its ability to amaze an audience with exhilarating movement possibilities. That is why he is continually interested in discovering and exploring possibilities of the human body and its ability to move in a liquid and fascicle manner.
Although a dance doesn't always mean to tell a specific story, it is certainly intended to deliver emotions through amazing technique. He supports the idea of a “total theatre” of dance and strives to stay connected with my audience through real feelings that are the threads woven into the fabric of our lives.
We strongly believe that his creative input into dance artistry is to both entertain and emotionally enrich an audience, his choreography, therefore, is most successful when it allows the audience to feel that they are witnessing a remarkable event while connecting to universal human nature.
During his dancing career, Mr. Dulepa performed with The Kremlin Ballet (1998-2010, Russia), Ontario Ballet Theatre (Canada), Ballet International (USA), Ballet International (China), Ballet International (Taiwan), Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre (USA), Canadian Ballet Theatre, New Jersey Ballet (USA) and Japanese Ballet Companies in Nagoya, Tokyo, Inuyama and Gifu) performing numerous roles such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Le Corsair, Paquita, La Fille Mal Gardée, Diana and Acteon, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Tom Sawyer, One Thousand and One Nights, Dracula, Devdas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Angel, Tarantella and numerous contemporary works.
In 2009 Mr. Dulepa turned to choreography and lighting design, working with the Matchoka Ballet Company and CBC-Channel in Japan.
Mr. Dulepa and his wife Chieko Dulepa (Oiwa) co-founded the W B A C in Toronto, Canada in 2010, where they both serve as its artistic directors. In 2013 WBAC produced the first Canadian, World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix, attracting young talented dancers from around the world to showcase their talents and compete for prizes and scholarships, and dance alongside reigning international ballet stars in the WBAC – Grand Prix Gala performance - Dance Planet.
In 2015 - ADMITTED TO MEMBERSHIP BY THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL CID (UNESCO), THE OFFICIAL WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION FOR THE ALL FORMS OF DANCE.
2010-2021: Founder/Artistic Director for W.B.A.C. Grand Prix - World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix