Viona has an extensive dance background in ballet, contemporary dance, and creative movement. Following a two year scholarship in Germany in 1977 with the Stuttgart Ballet Academy, she continued her dance career in The Netherlands for five years, and then returned to Australia to dance with the West Australian Ballet Company, and then Dance North, in Queensland.
Viona returned to Melbourne to combine freelance dance with studies at Melbourne University, receiving a Graduate Diploma in Dance and Movement in 1994.
Viona has since taught ballet, contemporary dance, and creative movement throughout Melbourne, and fitness classes in several community centres, including the beautiful Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
Inspiration:Viona's inspiration comes from the enjoyment her students reveal during and at the end of each class.
It is extremely fulfilling to assist people in keeping fit; to give them confidence to move to music and feel comfortable in their own skin. To see them smile!