Our ballet coach Olga teaches IK gymnast classical Russian ballet technique. She received her ballet training and graduated from the renowned Perm State Choreographic Academy in 1995. She immediately joined the well known Grigorovich Ballet Theater under the direction of celebrated choreographer Yuri Grigorovich. Olga performed in many ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Golden Age, Chipolino, Spartacus and Raymonda. Before moving to the United States , Olga danced in many different countries including, Japan , Portugal, Lebanon and Spain. Since joining the Sarasota Ballet in 2002 under the direction of Robert de Warren audiences have also seen her in Paquita, SwanLake and A Midsummer night’s dream. In 2007 – 2008 season with Artistic Director Iain Webb, Olga danced a variety of roles in ballets. Olga started her ballet teaching experience in 2005. In July 2008 Olga was invited to work as a guest teacher to in Miami under direction Vladimir Issaev. She had opportunity to work with Russian Pedagogues from Vaganova Ballet Academy, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Ms. Olga joined the staff of Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet in 2009. She also works as Ballet Mistress of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida where she dances as a guest in soloist roles. We are extremely happy to have Olga in our team. A former ballet dancer herself, she is a real professional, passionate about her job with more than 12 years of teaching experience.

2014 – present – Ballet teacher at Kirova Ballet Academy and IK School of Gymnastics

2009 – 2014 – Ballet Mistress at Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, North Miami Beach, FL

2009 – 2014 – Ballet teacher at School of Classical Ballet by Vladimir Isaev

2008 – 2009 – Ballet teacher at Sarasota Dance Theater

2002 – 2008 – Ballet dancer, soloist at Sarasota Ballet of Florida

1995 – 2002 – Ballet dancer at Grigorovich Ballet