Monica Proenca

Monica Proenca is a professional dance choreographer and coach specialized in modern, contemporary dance, classical ballet and contemporary ballet with a Master Degree in Dance Pedagogy for Modern and Contemporary from the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she began her dance training at an early age and went on to graduate from the San Francisco School of the Arts in the United States. Monica' s professional  dance career led her to...

Alexandar Alexandrov
Ballet artistic director- Sofia Opera and Ballet.
Alexandar Alexandrov was born in Sofia. He graduated from the State Choreography School in 1999 in the class of the premier dancer Biser Deyanov. After his graduation, he was handed out an award from the Nureyev Foundation and continued his development in the SBBS Theatrical Class in Zurich. There he worked with the world-known pedagogues Chris Jensen, Francois Petit, Alex Unsuliak. During the next season, he danced in the world-known JBF company...


Nadia Veselova Tencer,
Artistic Director and founder of the Canadian Ballet Theatre and the Academy of Ballet and Jazz, was the beloved student of the renowned Alla Ossipenko, a legendary ballerina and teacher and part of that great Russian tradition originating from Agrippina Vaganova and further influenced by Enrico Cecchetti - whom have had a major impact on classical ballet today. Nadia, a graduate from the famed Vaganova Choreographic Institute (the School of the Kirov Maryinsky Ballet) is part of...


"I hope to groom all of our students into technically proficient & emotionally intelligent dancers of the highest calibre & put Singapore dance training on the world map."

Ms. Tan graduated from the National Taiwan University of Arts and started her career with The Atlanta Ballet upon winning the National Scholarship for training in 1990 and has since worked with The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre,Ballet Contemporaneode Caracas in Venezuela and Singapore Dance Theatre. She has danced numerous principal roles in...

Oğulcan Borova
Head of Studio Company and Ballet Trainee Program with the Joffrey Academy since 2022; formerly a Company Artist with The Joffrey Ballet.

Oğulcan Borova was born in Turkey and recognized as the First Prize Winner at the 3rd National Rotary Clubs Dance Competition.  His awards include a Bronze Medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition, Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition, Gold Medal at the Seoul International Ballet Competition, and High Achievement Recognition from the Dokuz...


Hometown: Vinnitsa, Ukraine

Natalia Charova began her training at age ten and graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, home of the famed Russian ballet traditions, where her studies included classical ballet, history of theatre, history of art and music, acting, stage makeup, history of European and American ballet, character, historic dance, and pas de deux. Ms. Charova also received a bachelor’s degree in choreography, directing, and teaching.

Throughout her schooling and career, Ms. Charova has credited great teachers for helping her to achieve...


Born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia, Mr. Charov began his ballet training at age nine and graduated from the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg – home of the famed Russian ballet traditions. His studies there included Classical Ballet, History of Theater, History of Art and Music, Acting, Stage Makeup, History of European and American Ballet, Character, Historic Dance, Fencing and Pas de Deux. From school and throughout his career, Mr. Charov had great teachers who helped him to achieve his goals...

Cynthia Wong
Associate Dean of Hong Kong Camy Academy of Dancing

Senior Instructor and Choreographer of Hong Kong Camy Academy of Dancing

First Honor Bachelor Degree of The University of Hong Kong

C.B.T.S. Teacher Certificate of Royal Academy of Dance

Registered Teacher of Royal Academy of Dance


Ms. Wong started ballet training in the Kowloon branch of Hong Kong Camy Academy of Dancing at the age of five, with the outstanding results, she was awarded the Academy’s scholarship. She performed different leading roles in various...

Jason Ting

Founder and Executive Director of Asian Elite Dance Competition

Chief Operating Officer of Hong Kong Youth Dance Association

Current Member of Chinese Dancers Association

Jury Member of Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Associate of ARAD Royal Academy of Dance

Person in charge of Australian Teachers of Dancing China Region



Jason Ting started his dance learning with his mother, Camy Cheung, since a young age. He graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 1996 and was selected to enter the National Ballet of China as a...

Former Principal Dancer of Hong Kong Ballet

Winner of the National Ballet Competition in Japan, Eriko was also the IBM Scholarship winner of the Asian Pacific Ballet Competition in 1987. In 1993, she was awarded the first prize at the Festival of Ballet organized by International Ballet of Luxembourg and received the Ministry of Cultural Special Award.
The soulful dance style of Eriko and technical brilliance made her one of the best ballet dancers in Asia. As a Principal Dancer of...

Examiner of Royal Academy of Dance


Ms Sylvia Wu graduated from the Teachers' Training Course of The Royal Academy of Dancing, London in 1970 and was awarded " Solo Seal " shortly after. Upon her return to Hong Kong, she started her own school and worked for local TV stations as teacher and choreographer. She danced extensively both in Hong Kong and abroad taking principal roles in Giselle, Coppelia, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Firebird and Les Sylphides. In 1981...

Xander Parish

Xander was born in East Yorkshire, England & began dancing in Kingston upon Hull at the age of 8. When he was 11 he joined the Royal Ballet School in London where he trained until his graduation upon which he joined The Royal Ballet in Covent Garden. In 2009, Xander was invited to join The Mariinsky Ballet by its ballet director Yuri Fateyev and moved to St. Petersburg to join the company in January 2010 as its first...


W.B.A.C. GRAND PRIX Representative / National Audition Director /Judge /

Diana Stetsura trained at Russia's Perm Ballet School under Professor Ludmila Saharova. After graduating with honors, she was accepted as a soloist into the Kremlin Ballet Theatre in Moscow where she was coached by the world-class ballerina, Ekaterina Maximova. While dancing in the Kremlin Ballet Deanna was invited to represent the company in Maya Plisetskaya’s gala at the Bolshoi Theatre.  Ms. Stetsura was a principal dancer for the Bolshoi...

Olga Fiore
Program Director, Former Principal Dancer, Guest Teacher


Olga Fiore studied the Vaganova Method of Classical Ballet from a young age at the Odessa National Ballet Academy, under world fames professor of ballet Baeva Zlata. Alexandrova.

Upon graduation she joined The Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet.

As a principal dancer performing leading roles in all the major classical ballets, such as La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Giselle, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker and more. Her dancing was sensuous, earthy and fired by...

Chen Wei Ling, 陳濰翎

Chen Wei-Ling Director /Professor: Ballet, Ballet Variation, Hard Shoes Pointe.


.1991-1995 Graduated from the Ballet Department of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 【Dance Group】 Hong Kong Ballet 【experience】

.1989 National Zhongzheng Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Champion

.1990 Taipei Governor Ballet's third season and tour performance

.1990 co-starring with the Atlanta Dance Company-Serenade Participated in dozens of on-campus performances at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

.1990 to 1995 In 1995, went to the French International Dance Festival to...

Brian Yoo (Bingxian Liu)

Artistic Director , Universal Ballet -South Korea

Kirov Academy -  Former Artistic Director

Born in Jilin, China, Brian Yoo (Bingxian Liu) graduated from the Jilin Arts School and afterwards studied dance pedagogy at the Beijing Dance Academy. After graduating he taught for a while at his Alm mater in Beijing, later joining Universal Ballet as a soloist. For two years, beginning in 1995, he was ballet master and choreographer at the Guangzhou Ballet in China, and from 1997...

Lola Kochetkova
Was born in Moscow
1998 Graduate Bolshoi Ballet Academy
For 15 years was a  Bolshoi Ballet dancer. Teacher Mikhail Lavrovsky.
Practice with legendary Sulamith Messerer in Moris Bejart ballet Company.

Repertoire: Nutcracker “Chinese dance”
“Kolombina”, Cinderella “sister” by Yury Posokhov ,Romeo and Juliette “Rozalinda”, Annuta”Girl”, Corsaire, Sylphide,Giselle “Giselle” Don Kihote “Kitty”, Flame of Paris “, Edith Piaf “Edith Piaf by Mikhail Lavrovsky , Nijinsky “Romola” by Mikhail Lavrovsky.

Performed with the Bolshoi Ballet tours in USA ( Kennedy Center ), Germany( Baden Baden )London(...

Antonella Mandanici

She started her studies in Brescia (IT) at the school “Forza e Costanza” but, soon after, she moved to Milan in order to further develop her professional skills and to work with Carmen Ragghianti, a former dancer from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

While participating in 1982 to the production of “Sinhue” in Milan, Antonella studied and worked at the Kaiserslautern Theatre, Germany, with choreographers as Litvinov, Trayanova, Nuñez, Cauley.

Between 1981 and 1982 she worked in dance and fitness centers...

Danielle Emata Oris

Started dancing at the age of one and five months under the tutelage of Ana Emata. At a very young age, she was called the “Phenomenon in Ballet” by her mentor, Effie Nañas for her dancing ability that was seen at a year old. She trained and took classes under the tutelage of Effie Nañas, Ramcy Cortista, PJ Rebuillida, Tiffany Mangulabnan, Brezhnev Larlar, Enrico Labayen, Fredrick Fernandez, Rolby Lacaba, Noordin Jumalon, Carlos Garcia, and Nina Anonas to...

Sarkytbayeva Kuralai.

Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Prima ballerina and the leading soloist of the Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Classical dance teacher at Almaty Choreographic school named after A. Seleznev. Master degree candidate at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T. Zhurgenov

Nurlan Abougaliev

Nurlan Abougaliev, a native of Kazakhstan, is a former principal dancer with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He has danced leading roles such as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Prince Desiree in The Sleeping Beauty, and Albrecht in Giselle. He also has danced principal roles in Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Who Cares?, Agon, and Serenade.

Nurlan’s other roles include Paul Taylor’s Company B; Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs and Octet; Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria; Mark Morris’...

Nina Zmievets

Born in 1982 in Kiev (Ukraine).

In 2000 graduated from the Kiev choreographic school.
2000 soloist in St. Petersburg Boris Eifman State Ballet Theatre. (Russia)
2003 Soloist International Ballet Theatre. (USA)
2004 Soloist National Ballet Ukraine. (Ukraine)
During the work at the Theatre has performed the following parts:
Nadezhda von Mekk "Tchaikovsky", Kitri “Don Quixote or Fantasies of a Madman”, Grushenka "The Karamazovs", Ballerina "Red Giselle", The Empress “Russian Hamlet” (“Son of Catherine the Great”), Soloist “Musagete”, Anna "Anna Karenina", Arkadina "The Seagull", Tatiana...

Tyler Angell
Tyler Angell is an emerging dance artist and choreographer in Toronto. He began his dance training in his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario, where he trained in multiple disciplines of dance under the direction of Margo Hartley.
Tyler relocated to Toronto in 2013 to continue his post-secondary training with The School Of Cadence Ballet. He performed professionally with Cadence Progressive Contemporary Company, dancing in commissioned work for Dance Ontario, and in multiple shows a year including Dance Made In Canada,...

Slava Fadeyev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where he trained at the famed Vaganova Choreography Academy. Other graduates of this Academy include: Balanchine, Baryshnikov, Fokine, Makarova, Kondaurova, Lopatkina, Nijinsky, Nureyev, Pavlova, Zakharova, Vishneva and many others. In addition to Slava’s comprehensive classical ballet training, the Vaganova Academy’s rigorous curriculum included: character dance, mime, stage fighting, acting, ballet history, fencing, stage makeup and piano.
Upon graduation he was invited to join the prestigious Kirov Ballet of the Mariinsky...

Hsien Fa Cheng
Founder and Artistic Director of Cheng Ballet Academy

Through an illustrious dance career spanning nearly four decades, Mr. Hsien Fa Cheng has made a name for himself as a passionate dancer, prolific choreographer, talented teacher and a dedicated jury member of numerous prestigious ballet competitions:

-  World Ballet Competition, USA

-  Miami International Ballet Competition, USA

-  Asian Elite Dance Competition, Hong Kong

-  Star of Canaan Dance Competition, Hong Kong

Born in Taiwan, Mr. Hsienfa Cheng began his dance education at the...




Born in Washington, DC, Julia Moon began her professional training in Seoul, at the Sunhwa Arts School. After further study at the Royal Ballet School in London and L'Academie de Danse Classique de Princess Grace in Monaco, she began her dancing career at the Washington Ballet working with Choo San Goh and Mary Day. She returned to Korea as a founding member of Universal Ballet in 1984, dancing leading roles...

Marina Almayeva 

Founder and Artistic Director of Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet.


Marina Almayeva received her professional ballet education under Vaganova curriculum at some of the best state-sponsored schools of choreography in the former Soviet Union, such as colleges of choreography in Baku and Perm. Having competed her studies, she accepted the position of a Soloist at the well-known ballet company “Moskva” in Moscow where she danced for 6 years, touring extensively throughout Russia and Europe. In 1999...

Mavis Staines
Mavis Staines was born in Quebec's Eastern Townships and received her ballet training at Canada's National Ballet School.
Upon graduation from Canada’s National Ballet School in 1972, Staines danced as a first soloist with The National Ballet of Canada and The Dutch National Ballet until an accident cut short her performance career. She subsequently enrolled in NBS' Teacher Training Program, joining NBS' Artistic Faculty in 1982. She was appointed Artistic Director in 1989.

Staines works to evolve ballet education by...

Ashley McNeil


Ashley McNeil – Artistic Principal, The School of Alberta Ballet. Fellow CSC-CIC, Maestro Cecchetti Diploma

Ms. McNeil’s early Ballet training began in Owen Sound, Ontario with Eleanor Brennan. She attended Canada’s National Ballet School (Toronto), The School of Dance Ottawa, and The Quinte Ballet School (Belleville), where she graduated under the direction of Brian Scott and Joyce Shietze.

Ms. McNeil joined the School of Alberta Ballet’s faculty in 2004, and has been training students at the school to become young...

Vera Timashova

Born in Russia, Vera Timashova received her ballet training at the Novosibirsk State School of Ballet.

Having completed her studies with distinction, Timashova joined the Ballet Company of Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre as a soloist in 1974. She danced with the company for 3 years and had her first debut as the leading role in Carmen Suite, which was created especially for her.

In 1977, Timashova was invited to join the Moscow Classical Ballet Company (today the State...

Egle Spokaite
Founder, Artistic Director
Egle Spokaite was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. After graduating from National Art School in 1989 she became the principal soloist of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater. Between 1994 and 1996 Egle became a winner of four international ballet competitions around the world (Perm, Russia Gold medal; Maya 94 Sant Peterburg, Russia Bronze medal; Helsinki International, Gold Medal; Nagoya International, Gold Medal). She has bestowed highest National award of Lithuania. During her career between 1989 and 2011...


Ms. Kondratyeva was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and studied dance at the National Ballet School of Kyiv where in 1998 she received her professional ballet dancer diploma.

Ms. Kondratyeva’s performing career with the Kyiv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth gave her the opportunity to perform in such ballets as Giselle, Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliette, La Bayadere and Swan Lake. She has toured to Germany, the U.S., and throughout Canada as a performer. She...

Laurel Toto

Canada's National Ballet School

Laurel Toto began studying dance with Anna and Igor Youskevitch in New York City.  She continued her dance training at the High School of the Performing Arts and the Joffrey School of Ballet. In her early career, she performed with the New Orleans Ballet, where she had the opportunity to work closely with Harvey Hysell and Ivan Nagy. Throughout her professional career, Toto has enjoyed working on both classical and contemporary repertoires.

A graduate of the...

SINJI OOTERA   大寺 資二 (大寺資二バレエアカデミー)


1982年 松岡伶子バレエ団にてバレエ活動を始める。



2011年3月 松岡伶子バレエ団を退団。




2011年10月 大寺資二バレエアカデミーを開設。







1991年~93年 中京大学体育学部の非常勤講師を務める。


2008年  「シンデレラ」(全幕)を振付ける。

2009年  東海テレビ主催『グラン・ドリーム・バレエ・フェスティバル』で「Picco

lo Grande(ピッコログランデ)」を振付ける。

2010年  愛知トリエンナーレ、東海テレビ主催『グラン・ドリーム・バレエ・フェスティ


2012年・14年  「名古屋市芸術創造センター バレエアカデミー」の講師を務める。



1990年  東京新聞主催全国舞踊コンクール「パ・ド・ドゥ部門」第3位入賞、


1993年  大衆文化賞を受賞(愛知県遊技協会)。

1994年  平成5年度名古屋市芸術奨励賞を受賞。










2007年~2011年 (財)名古屋市民芸術祭企画委員を務める。

2010年東京新聞全国舞踊コンクール優秀指導者賞を受賞し、コンクールの出場者の 指導においても多方面から注目を浴びている。





2016年 名古屋市芸術創造センター バレエアカデミー講師に就任。


Alexander Gorbatsevich - Canada's National Ballet School

Alexander Gorbatsevich received his ballet training at the Novosibirsk State School of Ballet.
In 1973, having completed his study with distinction, Gorbatsevich joined the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre as a soloist and subsequently joined the Moscow State Academic Ballet Theater as a Principal Dancer in 1977.  In his performance career, his repertoire included most of the major classical roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Romeo...

Jillian Vanstone

Principal Dancer- The National Ballet of Canada


A native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Jillian Vanstone trained at the Kirkwood Academy of the Performing Arts and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1999 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2011.

Recently, Ms. Vanstone performed the role of Perdita in The Winter’s Tale. Ms. Vanstone’s repertoire includes principal roles in Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Taming of the Shrew, Manon, Onegin, La Fille...

Founder / Artistic Director

Mr. Vadym 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...

Alyona Yakovleva-Randall
Founding Artistic Director and Master Teacher & Coach
Ms. Yakovleva-Randall is a highly degreed, award-winning ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and artistic director. Ms. Yakovleva-Randall began her training at the Academy of Ballet in Novosibirsk and continued to St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Art in Russia, graduating in 1999 with a degree certifying her in Professional Ballet Dance Performance; Choreography; and Ballet, Character, and Historical Dance Instruction. In the summers of 2006, 2007, and 2010 she completed seminars...

Founder and Artistic Director

One of the greatest and best international ballerinas of the 21st century. A beauty, adorable artist of dazzling virtuosity and no less dramatic power, be it in different roles, she enjoyed immense popularity not only in Japan but also throughout the world.

Trained in Japan under Reiko Matsuoka, Natalia Bolshakova and Vadim Gulyaev, Ms.Dulepa (Oiwa) began participating in international dance competitions at an early age, securing medals, First Places and Awards at The National Saitama Dance Competition...

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