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.
Ekaterina has an extraordinary story that proves that with determination, desire and passion, anything can be achieved!
Ekaterina started dancing at Ms 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 Ms 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 Ms Olga's exceptional training, help and 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.
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's parents brought her to Ms Olga's studio when Irina was already 9 years old, considered quite late as most students start at the age of 4 or 5. Irina's parents convinced Ms 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 Ms Olga ever taught to date. Irina became Ms Olga's 1st assistant, and that's when Ms 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"
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”
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