A propos de moi
I began Vaganova-technique ballet training at an early age with the Ballet Royale Institute of Maryland. At age 11, I received a scholarship from Madame Yelena Vinogradov of the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. I studied under the tutelage of Angelina Armeiskaya and Vladimir Djouloukhadze at the Kirov. In addition, I received private training and coaching for many years with devoted mentor Olga Tozyiakova, former Prima Ballerina at Perm Ballet, Odessa Ballet and Moscow City Ballet. With Tozyiakova’s coaching, I won the 2007 Youth America Grand Prix Scholar Award at YAGP New York City Finals, and also was a multi-year finalist with the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix competition. My dance roles include “Clara,” “Snow Queen” and “Sugar Plum” in Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, as well as Petipa’s “Coppelia,” among others. I also performed Les Sylphides with the Baltimore Ballet at the Baltimore Museum of Art Meyerhoff Auditorium, under the direction of Cem Catbas. Most recently, I performed the pas de deux from “Le Corsaire” with Nurlan Abougaliev, principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and formerly of the Russian National Ballet in Moscow and Moscow City Ballet.
I have done various ballet photoshoots, promotional modeling, editorial, and many others.
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