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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...

Experience

Director of Dance Guru Thailand
Professional Dance Coaching: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical for an international dance competition with received prizes such as

o Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC, America
o World Championship of Performing Arts, WCOPA, America
o ATOD International Dance Competition, Australia
o Malaysia International Ballet Grand Prix Competition, Malaysia o Hongkong Elite Dance Competition, Hong Kong
o Asian Grand Prix, Hong Kong
o World Ballet Arts Competition Grand Prix, (WBAC) Singapore
o Masterpiece International Ballet Competition 2018, Singapore o Get...

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’...

Nesterova (Sysoeva) Anna Valerievna
Born on 04.19.1983 in Leningrad

1994 - 2002 - A.R.B. them. AND I. Vaganova,
Faculty of performance.
Higher education - bachelor.

2009-2011 - "PF Lesgaft National State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Health"
Faculty of Coaching, Department of "Theory and Methods of Gymnastics"
Higher education - Master

2002-2010 - Mariinsky Theater, soloist of ballet.
"The Fountain of Bakhchisarai" - Zarema
Scheherazade - Zabeid
"Don Quixote" - Street dancer, Mercedes
"Sleeping Beauty" - Lilac Fairy, Duchess
"The Legend of Love" - Mekhmene Banu
"Cinderella" - Female Dance (Rotmansky)
"Corsair" -...

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,...

YAROSLAV (SLAVA) FADEYEV
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...

Hsienfa Cheng
Founder and Artistic Director of Cheng Ballet Academy

Through an illustrious dance career spanning nearly four decades, Mr. Hsienfa 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 National Taiwan...

JULIA MOON  

GENERAL DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSAL BALLET IN SOUTH KOREA

 

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...

Maria Tyukova

Owner/Director/Faculty

Born into an artistic family (both parents were Principal dancers), Ms. Tyukova’s first appearance on stage was at the young age of 5 in the opera Chio Chio San and she loved every minute of it.

In 1990, Ms. Tyukova was enrolled in the Perm State Ballet Academy where she studied and graduated under Ninel Silvanovich who had been a direct student of Agrippina Vaganova.

At the beginning of her professional career, Ms. Tyukova was invited to be a model for the...

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...

OLEKSANDRA KONDRATYEVA

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。

松岡伶子、ワジム・グリャーエフ、ナターリャ・ボリシャコーワに師事。

 

2011年3月 松岡伶子バレエ団を退団。

この間「白鳥の湖」「くるみ割り人形」「眠れる森の美女」等、多くの古典作品の主役や、

松岡伶子の創作作品を踊る。ボーイズクラスの教師として後進の指導に当たる。

 

2011年10月 大寺資二バレエアカデミーを開設。

 

深川秀夫氏、石井潤氏の振付作品を多数踊る。95年96年の東宝ミュージカル「回転木馬」では、ケネス・マクミラン振付のバレエシーンで多くのミュージカルファンを魅了した。

99年~02年新国立劇場(登録ソリスト)「ペトルーシュカ」「十二夜」「舞姫」等に出演。

バレエコンペティション21の予選審査員を務める(第9回・第13回・第15回・第20回)。

こうべ全国洋舞コンクール予選の審査員を務める。(第29回)

 

1991年~93年 中京大学体育学部の非常勤講師を務める。

2005年より振付活動も始める。

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

バル』で「卒業記念舞踏会」を振付ける。

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。

 

受賞歴

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、

併せてバレエ奨励賞を受賞。

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。

日本バレエ協会正会員、名古屋洋舞家協議会会員

RIE MATSUOKA 松 岡 璃 映 

 

1962年松岡伶子バレエ団付属研究所にてバレエを始める。

松岡伶子、N・ボリシャコーワ、V・グリャーエフ、笹本公江に師事。

松岡伶子バレエ団公演で主役を務める。

ソ連(ロシア)、中国、アメリカでの松岡伶子バレエ団海外公演に出演。

フランスのカンヌにあるセンター・デ・ダンス・インターナショナルに留学。文化庁在外研修生として東京の笹本公江に師事、その後文化庁の移動芸術祭、都民バレエフェスティバル等に出演。名古屋市民芸術劇場「第1回はばたくバレリーナたち」に選ばれる。

2001年~2002年(財)名古屋市文化振興事業団施設運営委員を務める。

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。

 

平成21年から現在まで、青少年のためのバレエ・コンクール(バレコン名古屋)の、

準決選・決選の審査員を務める。

 

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...

Brian Yoo (Bingxian Liu)
Universal Ballet  - Artistic Director

Kirov Academy -  Former Artistic Director

 

Born in Jilin, China, Brian Yoo (Bingxian Liu) graduated from the Jilin Arts School and afterward studied dance pedagogy at the Beijing Dance Academy. After graduating he taught for a while at his alma mater in Beijing, and after a few years, he moved to Seoul, Korea, joining Universal Ballet as a soloist.

For two years, beginning in 1995, he was ballet master and choreographer at the Guangzhou Ballet...

Stanko Milov

Executive Director/Global Organization for Arts and Leadership (GOAL)
(Educator, Stage Director, Choreographer, Composer, Lyricist, Playwright, Producer)

Stanko Milov has 20+ years’ experience as a global leader interdisciplinary artist, starring in over 2,000 critically acclaimed performances throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Milov
joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a principal dancer in 1999 through 2011 and was a principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre from 1993-1999, after dancing with the National Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Sofia. He has performed...

Oğulcan Borova - Cincinnati Ballet  Ballet Master

Oğulcan Borova returns to Cincinnati Ballet as Ballet Master for the 2015-2019 Season. Borova was born in Turkey and recognized there as the First Prize Winner at the 3rd National Rotary Clubs Dance Competition. Since then, he has established an international career. His awards include a Bronze Medal at the Varna International Ballet Competition (Bulgaria) and “Star Dancer of Turkey,” from the Dokuz Eylül University of Izmir, where he was trained. At the...

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. 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,...

Mr.Vladilen Semenov

One of Russia's finest Danseur Noble.  Professor, teacher of ballet and Russian artistic director, born on November 12, 1932 in Samara. He studied at the choreographic School of Leningrad with Vladimir Ponomarev graduated in 1950. He was a soloist dancer of the Kirov Ballet from 1950 to 1972, during the last two years also played the work artistic director. In 1963, began teaching at the Leningrad choreographic school, since 1970 the Kirov Theatre ballet master. He was...

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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