W.B.A.C. GRAND PRIX
in Philadelphia, USA
Leonid Goykhman, professional ballet dancer and teacher, was born in Chisinau, Moldova. He completed his ballet training at the Academy of International Ballet under Bolshoi graduates Denis Gronostayskiy and Anastasia Babayeva. Leonid also received a bachelor’s of fine arts in dance education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he attended on full director’s scholarship and graduated with honors. Leonid performed as a principal dancer with First State Ballet Theatre, and has also performed as a guest artist with various regional ballet
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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(...
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...
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...
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, 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’...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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.