1989 - 1992
Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Russia

Classical Ballet pedagogy ~ Russian Method.

Character, Modern, Music, Repertoire, History of Dance

Study and Comparison of Teaching Methods

Choreography (Styles, History, Methods)

Choreography Practicum

1992 – Present

Since my arrival in the U.S. in 1992 I have taught and choreographed for student and professional dancers at numerous institutions (listed below.)

     Youth America Grand Prix, New York, NY 2001-Present

American Dance Institute, Washington 2006-2008

American School of Russian Ballet, Memphis, TN 1994-2001

San Pedro Classical Ballet, San Pedro, CA 2001-2010

Seiskaya Ballet, New York, NY 2002-2009

Briansky Ballet Center, Mt. Holyoke College, MA

Beijing Dance Academy, China

New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

South Ballet of Florida, Miami, FL

Martha Marr School of Ballet, Miami, FL

Miami Ballet Conservatory, FL

Ft. Lauderdale Classical Ballet, FL

Ballet Nova, Coral Springs, FL

Salt Creek Ballet, Chicago, IL

Little Rock, AL

Ballet Memphis, Memphis, TN

Peoria Ballet, Peoria, IL

Tennessee Association of Dance, TN


1994 – 2001

American School of Russian Ballet

Memphis, TN

Founder and Artistic Director

Taught students from 8 years old to adult, from the casual teen to the serious student.

Students received scholarships to programs such as Boston Ballet, Vail International Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Harid Conservatory, and Kirov Ballet Academy in Washington, DC.

Students have been accepted to college and university dance programs including Indiana University (Bloomington), Barnard College, Tisch School of the Arts, Florida State University and have pursued professional careers at Colorado Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Momix.

Staged and choreographed Nutcracker, Paquita, Les Sylphides and other classical and contemporary works.

Taught classes in Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Men’s Classes, Character, Flamenco, Jazz, Variations.


Youth America Grand Prix, New York, NY
Director of Rehearsals, Master Teacher, Judge, Tour Director


2008 - Present
Director of Markell School of Dance, MJCC, Memphis, TN


In addition to teaching, choreographing, rehearsing, and coaching intermediate, advanced, and pre-professional students, I direct all aspects of the school’s administration.  Responsible for budgeting and financial administration, marketing and communications, scheduling, hiring teachers, recruiting students, college program advising, and competition coaching.

Staged and choreographed many classical, contemporary and character works for Junior and Senior Companies.

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