Instructor

instructor-1I am originally from Kiev, Ukraine. I had started dancing when I was 13 years old and it was one of the best decisions I ever made! I had learned different dance styles, worked with professional singers, participated in shows and performance projects. My dance instructor's experience started in 1996 and I feel like this is the most significant professional choice in my life. Currently I teach both Hip Hop Dance and Zumba for Robbinsdale Community Education and also work as Group Fitness Instructor (Zumba) in Fitness centers.

One of my accomplishments - dance school «Dance Street», organized in Kyiv, Ukraine, at 1999 and currently up and running. I have been teaching dancing for the past 12 years, working with students between 7 and 70 years old.

For the past few years I have been teaching hip-hop and house dance classes, which integrated instruction in hip-hop and house movements, routines and freestyle trainings aimed to help participants to use dance technique more efficiently and find their own way of dancing. It's a pleasure for me to watch my students learning, discovering, exploring and improvising in dance!

At 2011 in Ukraine I had performed in the projects "Open Space"(produced by Olga Kebas, and Viktor Ruban), "Something only you can see" (produced by Viktor Ruban) and others.

Also I have produced performance "On the verge of touch", in which performed professional dancers and musicians as well as more experienced students. Also, I had produced performances with dance school students and alumni, choreographed and performed for "Dance Street" performance group as well as prepared students to competitions and art-festivals. I am proud, that "Dance Street" students repeatedly won competitions, and some are currently working professionally.

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Education

Master classes, dance composition and improvisational laboratories

  • Hip-Hop, House- Buddha Stretch (Elite Force, USA), Link (Elite Force, USA), Caleaf (Dance Fusion, USA), Les Twins (France, fusion), Meech (France, (house)), Boris Zavaritskiy (Ragga Jam Team Russia, (hip-hop and ragga-dancehall))
  • Dance composition and improvisation laboratories: Steve Batts (Ireland), O. Prihudaylova(Russia), Diane Elshout (Netherlands), Agnes Domoncos (Hungary)- Physical theatre, Alexander Girshon (Russia) – Performance as storytelling, Viktor Ruban (Ukraine), JoãoFiadeiro (Portugal) - Real Time Composition method

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Academic Education

  • National Technical University of Ukraine
  • Department of Psychology and Pedagogy
  • MA, Educational Management, 2011

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