Ekaterina Barasheva

Ekaterina has an extraordinary story that proves that with determination, desire and passion, anything can be achieved!

 

Ekaterina started dancing at Olga’s studio when she was 6 years old. At the age of 8, due to family circumstances, Ekaterina had to quit her ballet practice. But her desire to dance remained, and she returned back to Olga at first opportunity when she was already 13 years old. It is then, that Ekaterina realised that ballet is the love of her life and that she wants to make it her career. She wasn’t going to let her age or lack of continuous practice  stop her. By 17 she made a firm and final decision to become a professional ballerina. For ballet world, it is extraordinary, children begin professional study at 10 years of age with significant training behind them, and after passing through the strictest selection criteria. Deciding to dance professionally at 17 years of age is considered unrealistic. But Ekaterina was so determined, she just had to break standards and rules of world of ballet, and is likely 1 in a million, that was actually successful at it with Olga's exceptional training, help & support.

  

Former professional ballet dancer at the Theatre of Opera and Ballet at the St Petersburg’s State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatorium and the Krasnoyarsk Theatre of Opera & Ballet

  

Completed Course in Professional Instruction at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St Petersburg, Russia.

Tatiana Tsiganova

Ms Olga discovered Tatiana by chance at the age of 4 and immediately noticed her talent. She invited her to the dance studio where Tatiana soon proved to be a truly gifted child in dance. Ms Olga had no doubt that Tatiana will tie her life with dance, as Tatiana truly is one who was born to dance.

Lead performing artist/dancer at The Moscow State Circus.

Seasonal lead performing artist/dancer at the Dream Cast Entertainment, USA

Lead performing artist/dancer at numerous TV shows including 3 years contact with the "Big Difference" show

Lead performing artist in dance troupes of various pop singers.

Completed Diploma of Choreography at the State College of the Arts and a Bachelor degree at the Dance Faculty of the Moscow State Art and Cultural University

Irina Kalyanova

Irina's parents brought her to Olga's studio when Irina was already 9 years old, considered late as most students start at the age of 4 or 5. Irina's parents convinced Olga at the audition to take Irina into a group with girls who were already into their 5th year of dance program. Irina did not disappoint. She was most passionate student who was eager to learn everything there is about dance, most motivated, hard working student Olga ever taught. Irina became Olga's 1st assistant, and that's when Olga knew Irina was destined to follow her steps and become a choreographer and great dance teacher her self.

Former professional dancer at National Ballet Spain

Former professional dancer at Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard

Qualified practicing choreographer & principal of her own studio, Moscow, Russia.

Director of choreography at the Academy of Children's Musical

Completed Diploma of Choreography at the State College of the Arts & Bachelor of Choreographic Art at the Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance "Gzhel"

Sofia Makaroff

​Graduated from Queensland Ballet Academy (then Queensland Dance School of Excellence) Full time Senior Program in 2012

 

Completed Brent Street for Jason Winters Contemporary Course

  

Full time professional dancer, including at Expressions Dance Company in “Romeo & Juliet”, Sydney Dance Company with Rafael Bonachela in Kaldor Art Project in “13 Rooms”, and at Universal Studios, Japan in “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”

Lukas Brinnan

Taught at the studio under the Professional Coaching in preparation for audition and later study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Russia and later study at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, Stockholm, Sweden.

Other notable past students:

Natalia Naumov - taught by Ms Olga in Russia – qualified choreographer

Liudmilla Galkin - taught by Ms Olga in Russia – qualified choreographer

Galina Chudakova - taught by Ms Olga in Russia – qualified choreographer

Galina Gladkova - taught by Ms Olga in Russia – qualified choreographer

Natalia Belyaev - taught by Ms Olga in Russia – professional performing artist

Anna Arsentiev - taught by Ms Olga in Russia – professional performing artist

Anna Safina - taught by Ms Olga in Russia – performing artist, qualified choreographer, Poland

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Many of past students of our Principal Choreographer, Olga, have gone on to dance professionally or taken up teaching careers. All have taken away with them a strong love of the arts. Some of the students that have taken on dancing as their career as either professional dancers and/or choreographers.

AND JOY