Meet the Team


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...

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