Maya Melman (Kruchkova)
Former Soloist of the Bolshoi Theater.
Ballet Teacher and Ballet- Master.
Education: 1953-1959 Moscow State Choreographic School of the Bolshoi Theater, diploma- ballet dancer. Ballet teachers: E.P.Gerdt, V.P.Vasilyeva- Golejzovskaya.
1984-1989 Moscow State Institute of theatrical arts (GITIS). Diploma: Ballet Teacher, Ballet- Master.
Employment History: 1959- 1980 Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, soloist, performed solo parts in performances: Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Zhizel, The Sleeping Beauty, Spartacus and others.
Worked with choreographers: L.M.Lavrovsky, K.Y.Goleyzovsky, Y.N.Grigorovich, M.M.Plisetskaya
1989 Assistant choreographer in the ballet of Bolshoi Theater "Choreographic Miniatures" by K.Y.Goleyzovsky; ballet- master on TV, in cinema and drama theater.
1989- 1990 Conduction of summer classical dance seminars in: Varna, Ballet School of La Scala (Milan) and Yugoslavia
1990- 1992 Teaching Ballet in "Bat- Dor" , "The Israel Ballet" Tel- Aviv.
1992- 2001 Teaching Municipal Ballet School and privet studio. Produced several suites, solo, classical and character dances, as well as play dances for children.
Among them there are two Laureates of All Israel Ballet Competition 1995- 1996.
2001-2012 Privet ballet lessons, led summer seminars for students and teachers.
2015-2016 Inviting for World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix as a judge.