Teachers 2024

Pokhodnykh Ellina

Ballet Soloist – Member of the Hungarian State Opera since 2017.

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, department of Choreography  –  Master's
Degree in Choreography, Kyiv, Ukraine. (2013 – 2015).

Karpenko-Kary Kiev National University, department of  Stage Direction of Classic
Ballet  –   Bachelor’s Degree, Kyiv, Ukraine. (2009 –2013).

Dan’kevich Odessa College of Culture and Art, department of Classic Choreography,
Odessa, Ukraine (2005-2009). Teacher:  Barysheva Natalia, People’s Artist of Ukraine.


The 3rd International Ballet Competition of ballet dancers in Astana  –  Second Prize;
The special prize "For the academism in classical dance performance" (2016).
IX Korea International Ballet Competition  –  Diploma, Special Prize – Korea Ballet
Foundation Award (2016).
International Ballet Competition “GRAN PRIX OF SIBERIA”  –   Bronze Medal (2014).
Varna International Ballet Competition (2008)
“Kiev International Ballet Competition”  –  Second Prize (2007).
International Competition Yuri Grigorovich "Young ballet of the world" –  Bronze Medal
Berlin International Ballet Competition “TANZOLYMP” (2005).

Awards and recognitions:
Governor Grant for achievement in Choreography  – Odessa, Ukraine (2007).
Best female ballet dancer of the 2018/2019 season – Hungarian national ballet company

Professional work:
Hungarian National Ballet  – Soloist (2017-).
Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet – Principal (2009 -2017).

Guest appearances:
Art-Stage  –  presented as Principal dancer, Germany (2017).
Grand Ballet Gala Japan  –  Osaka (2016).
Promoconcert – presented as Principal dancer of Odessa National Academic Opera
and Ballet Theatre, Spain, Portugal (2015).
Moscow Ballet – USA, Canada (2007).
Teaching Ballet classes experience:
2022, 2023 – Summer Ballet Masterclass Croatia (Zagreb) – Classical ballet class,
Variation class.
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Ganna Muromtseva

Born in Kyiv and started training at ballet school “Fors”.

At 2011 finished Kyiv State Ballet School and joined the ballet company of National Opera and Ballet theatre in Kyiv.

At 2014 promoted to First Soloist, 2022 – prima Ballerina.

 In repertoire such roles as Princess Aurora, princess Florine,Lilac Fairy in “Sleeping beauty”; Clara or Princess Mary in “The Nutckracker”;  Odette-Odile, Pas de trois, big Swans, brides in “Swan Lake”; Cinderella in “Cinderella”; Henrietta in “Raymonda”; Kitrie, Queen of Dryads, bridesmaid in “Don Quixote”; Summer in “Bal Masquerade” chor. V. Malakhov.

 In 2022 joined Hungarian National Ballet in Budapest and debuted as Odette-Odile in “Swan Lake” by Rudi van Danzing. Also performed as Marie in “Nutcracker”, Queen of Dryads in “Don Quixote”, Pas de Quatre in “5 tangos”, etc. 

Laureate of international competitions Fouette Artek International Ballet Competition, Crimea – Junior category 1st prize (2007)
Dance Without Borders International Ballet Competition, Kyiv – Junior category 2nd prize (2007)
The Crystal Shoe International Ballet Competition, Kharkiv – Junior category 2nd prize (2007).


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Kosyreva Diana

– Laureate of international ballet competitions.
– Soloist with the Hungarian National Ballet since 2018. – Teacher-Ballet Master, graduate of GITIS 2020. Professional experience:
Graduated from the Moscow Ballet College in 2008, class of N. Kuzmina. After graduation, was accepted in the State Academic Theater of Classical Ballet by N.Kasatkina and V. Vasilev. Repertoire teacher-tutor – People’s Artist of Russia Nadezhda Pavlova.
Gold medal – International competition “Grand Prix of Siberia” 2014; Bronze medal – International Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers, Moscow 2013;
Finalist’s diploma and special prize – International competition “Arabesque”, Perm, 2012;
Gold medal of the M.Esambayev International Festival-Competition, 2014, Winner of the federal grant “Young Talents”.
2020 – graduation from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts – GITIS, Ballet Master’s Faculty, profile: “Pedagogy of Ballet”. Masters: J.Sekh and E.Andrienko.
During the following year, as a teacher, collaborated with «Ballet Phillippines» (Phillipines) , «Encinitas Ballet Academy» (California, USA) and provided individual lessons, improving personal choreographic skills for students of ballet schools, as well as sports schools.
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Vdovicheva Tatjana

таняIn 1996 graduated in Russian Perm Ballet Institute, in 2009 earned a master’s degree in ballet. 1996-2000 Russia (Member of the Chuvash State Opera). In 2001 won audience sympathy award in International contest of young talents. 2000-2002 Member of Russian Academy of Sciences Kazan Opera. 2002-2008 England, Russian Ballet Swansea South Wales. Since 2009 Member of the Hungarian State Opera House and since 2013 Hungarian Dance Academy ballet master.

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Golovina Yuliya

Education: 2004-graduated from Kiev Academy Ballet SchoolProfessional experience: 2015-present ” Hungarian National Ballet”2012–2015 “Connecticut Ballet “ company (soloist), ballet teacher; 2012–2015 “Benjamin Briones ballet company (soloist);2012-2015 ” Young Dancers In Repertory” ballet teacher; 2008-2012 “Crown of Russian Ballet” company (principal),Moscow;2004-2012 “Imperial Russian Ballet” company (soloist) ,Moscow2012-2014 ” Brighton Ballet Theater” ballet teacher, soloist dancer; Stretching and work on muscles straingth class for kids.In 2016 Yuliya attended pilates course ” Stott pilates. Essential & intermediate mat” Since then she’s been working with professional dancers from Hungarian National Ballet company, youngstudents of dance studios & also with clients without any experience in dance.  ” Pilates it’s a mindful workout so it gives my clients much better understanding of their own bodies. It’s alsovery safe & effective, we make all of the weak parts stronger & always work equally with all group of mussels. For classes with professional dancers & students I have a special workout that includes pilates exercises and exercises that been made specially for dancers to improve their abilities. All workout builds on anatomy knowledge & will be modified according client’s body type & alignment if needed.
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Generalova Anna

generalova-annaShe was born in Krasnodar. In 1997 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Culture in teacher-choreographer. Some of her students studying now in the leading ballet schools in the world, the Royal Ballet School, Ballet School Nashenel English, the San Francisco Ballet School, Real conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma Madrid, Moscow State Academy of choreography.

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Yakushkina Nataliia

Education and training:
Kiev State Ballet School (1993-2001)
Kiev National University of Theater, Film and Television named after I.K. Karpenko Karogo (2003-2009) – choerographer, classical ballet teacher

Professional work:

Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet Institute ballet master since 2022

National Opera of Ukraine named after T.G. Shevchenko (2001 – 2022)

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Chernakova Olga

Hungarian State Opera – Female Semi-soloist,Hungarian National Ballet Institute – teacher of classical ballet. Education:
Classical ballet methodology at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow – Ballet Master in Classical Ballet (2018–2020)
Ballet Master in Classical Ballet at the Moscow Academy of Professional Competencies – Choreographer (2019–2020)
Kyiv National Ivan Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University – Organiser of Theatre Affairs and Professional Teacher, major in “Ballet Master” (2016–2018)
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Kirejko Dmitrij

Ballet dancer Hungarian National State Opera since 2001, Hungarian National Ballet Institute teacher of classical Ballet since 2019
Ballet Master in Classical Ballet at the Moscow Academy of Professional Competencies – Choreographer (2019-2020)
Kiev National Ivan Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University – Organiser of Theatre Affairs and Professional Teacher, major in ‘Ballet Master’ 2016-2018
Hungarian Ballet Academy (1996-2001)
Kiev State Choreographic School (1991-1996)
Alekszandr Zubov, Jenő Gál, Simon Mottram, Imre Dózsa
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Muruev Denis

gopak-thumbnailIn 1989 graduated in Soviet Union Perm Ballet Institute, and after it, hu immediately became a member of the Moscow Ballet. 1994 Member of the Academy of Kazan Opera. 2002-2008 Russian Ballet Swansea South Wales (England). In 2009 earned Ballet Master’s degree, and since 2011 Hungarian Dance Academy ballet master.

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Pétery Melinda

A modern dance teacher. Graduated from Hungarian National Ballet Academy. A prizewinner in Hungary (Nívó).
In 2002 founded a dancing troupe Laterna Magica, has been managing it ever since. In 1997, 1999, 2005, 2006 a winner of a Dance Festival in Hungary. Presently a modern dance teacher at several dance schools in Hungary.

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Katalin Stáry

She started his career as a dancer in 2004 at the Budapest Dance Theatre, where she work eight years, then for two years she was a member of the Zoltán Fodor Company of Inversedance. In 2014, she was admitted to the Szeged Contemporary Ballet, where she danced for four years. She is currently a freelance dancer. During her career, she worked with many domestic and foreign masters and choreographers.
She has been teaching modern dance to both children and adults for years.
She is qualified as an instructor of preventive spine training and stretching, as well as a teacher. She obtained her diploma in teaching at ELTE.
Since 2020, she has been teaching at the Hungarian National Ballet Institute as a modern dance instructor.
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Teachers 2014-2023

Prokofieva Irina

Hungarian State Opera House ballet master since 2019
Mariinsky Theatre ballet dancer 2001 – 2019
Education and professional experience:
In 1993 entered the Vaganova Ballet Academy, which graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor degree.
Since 2001 – till 2019, she worked as a ballet dancer of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 2009 entered the Faculty of Education at Vaganova Ballet Academy and graduated in 2012 with Master of Education degree .
2012, she worked as ballet teacher at the Childrens Ballet School of Ilya Kuznetsov.
In 2010, master class of classical ballet in China, Changchun. Since that year was Emeritus Professor of the Jilin Institute of Art.
In 2013, master class of classical ballet and seminar-lecture on ballet pedagogy at the Hunan Pedagogical University in Changsha, China.
In 2014, master class of classical ballet at Nanjing University of the Arts, China.
In 2015, master class of classical ballet in Korea, Seoul and Busan.
In 2016, master class of classical ballet in Italy, Rapallo. Where she transferred and teached scenes from the classical ballets of the Mariinsky Theater – Giselle, Paquita, Don-Quixote.
In 2018, master class of classical ballet in China, Dezhou and Suzhou.
Since 2019,she is the ballet master of the Hungarian State Opera House.

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Tsvetkova Nina Vladimirovna

imagePrima ballerina for 24 years; while still active, she graduates from the famous Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and carries on a parallel carrier as a principal dancer and ballet Master. She has a 37-year experience as ballet Master and helped the preparation of a lot of dancers. Lots of these dancers became principal, soloist dancers all around the word, won ballet competitions and contests or became directors of artistic institutions. After her carrier as a dancer, she became a senior ballet master in the Kantilena Art School directed by N. A. Dolgusin. Invited by B.J. Bregvadze, she joined The National State Cultural Art Academy in St-Petersburg where she was teaching for 15 years.

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Ludmila Alekseevna Zhytnikova

Studied at the National School of Ballet in Kiev where she graduated in 1976. Between 1976 and 1979, she was principal soloist at the Odessa Opera, and between 1980 and 2000 at the Kiev Opera House. Between 2000 and 2013, she was Senior Master of the Kosice Opera in Slovakia. She has 15 years experience as a Ballet Master.


Novikov Mihail Aleksanrovich

Choreographer and Ballet Master. After graduation from the National Ballet School of Kiev, he danced at the Kiev Opera. Between 2000 and 2013, he was principal soloist of the Kosice Opera in Slovakia. At the same time, he was choreographer at the Kosice Ballet School and his choreographies were presented on stage in Kosice and Bratislava.


Tarasova Kateryna

In 1994 entered the Kyiv State Ballet School which graduated with honors in 2002.
In 2006 she graduated with honors Dragomanov National Pedagogical University (Kyiv, Ukraine) with Specialist degree, specialty Choreography, got Choreography Teacher Qualification.
In 2009 Kateryna graduated with honors Dragomanov National Pedagogical University with Master of Education degree, specialty Choreography.
Professional experience:
Ballet dancer in National Opera House of Ukraine sinse 2002.
Ballet dancer in Hungarian National Ballet sinse 2016.
Ballet Master in Hungarian National Ballet Institute sinse 2017.

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Boris Myasnikov

boris-05Boris Myasnikov was born in Perm, Russia. He graduated from Perm State Ballet Academy in 2004. From 2004 -2009 worked as ballet dacer in Stanislavsky Ballet (Moscow, Russia). 2009-2013 Zürich Ballett (Zürich, Switzerland). Since 2013 he is member of Hungarian National Ballet Company. 2010 he finished The Academy of Arts Moscow (RATI-GITIS). 2004 Boris award 1-st Prize on the Vienna International Ballet Competition. 2008 on the Rome International Ballet Competition he got the Best Partner award. Borid performed in a variety role in such ballet like Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Raymonda, La Fille Mal Gardee, La Esmeralda, The Stone Flower, The Snow Maiden, Na Floresta, Napoli, The Seagull, Don Juan, Midsummer Nights Dream, Winds in the Void, Song of the Earth, Peer Gynt, Goldberg Variations, Firebird, Till Eulenspiegal, Wäre Heute Morgen und Gestern Jetzt, Etudes etc.

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Henning Rübsam is the artistic director and choreographer of New York City based SENSEDANCE and will celebrate his company’s 30th anniversary season in 2022. He serves on faculty at The Juilliard School and The Alvin Ailey School/ Fordham University.

After his studies at the Hamburg Opera Ballet School, he was graduated from Juilliard and holds a Master Degree in Dance Education from Hunter College. He toured internationally with the Limón Dance Company and was a permanent guest artist in the joint company of Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis. He performed with Beverly Blossom and created a solo work for prima ballerina assoluta Eva Evdokimova.

Melnik Tatiana

Member of the Hungarian State Opera since 2015
principal dancer
Etoile 2019/2020
Education and training:
Academy of Choreography, Perm (2006)
International Ballet Competition “Arabesque”: III. prize (2012)
International Ballet Competition, Moscow: II. prize (2013)
Professional work:
Russian State Ballet, V. M. Gordeev (2006-2013)
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre (2013-) – soloist
Hungarian State Opera principal solist since 2015

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Podolskaya Viktoria

he graduated from the Baku Ballet Academy and began her career at the Azerbaijan Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, after working for 4 years, she continued her career as a ballet dancer in St. Petersburg, where she danced in various theaters.
After receiving  the diploma as teacher -choreographer at the National  Pedagogical University named after Mikhail Drahomanov (Kiev), she began her teaching carer  in Veszprem, and then taught in Wienna, Reitdorf (Ausztria) and also give  master-classes on the classical dance courses at Salzburg Volkshochschule Salzburg.
Later she founded and  her ballet private school Victoria Art & Sport Egyesulet.  Her students won and received special prizes at different  Hungarian and international ballet competitions.  In 2018, Victoria received a special teacher award in St. Petersburg.

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Dace Radina

female soloist, ballet master, artistic director (Hungarian National Ballet Institute)
Education and training:
Riga Ballet Academy (1996)
Professional work:
Latvian National Opera Ballet Company – demi-soloist (1996-1998)
Female soloist of the Hungarian State Opera since 1998
Ballet master of Hungarian national ballet since 2018
Artistic director of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute since the 2019/20 season. First ballet master of the highest (4th) grade students. Her students have achieved considerable success at various international competitions (VIBE, Tanzolymp, Riga) with her choreographies and under her guidance.

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Elizaveta Cheprasova

1998-2002 – Kyiv State Choreography School (classes by Galina Pankova)
2002 – 2006 – Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy (classes by Olga Iskanderova). Graduation by Professor Lyudmila Kovaleva.
Professional work:
The State Academic Mariinsky Theatre (2006 – 2012) – soloist
National Opera of Ukraine (2012 – 2014) – Soloist
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre (2014 – 2015) – soloist
Hungarian State Opera House (2015-2017) – soloist
2002 – International Ballet Competition ‘Serge Lifar’ in Kiev, Ukraine – Gold Medal
2006 – International Ballet Competition Vaganova-prix in St-Petersburg, Russia – Bronze Medal
2012 – International Ballet Competition Istanbul – Bronze Medal
2013 – International Ballet Competition, Moscow – diploma

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Cristina Balaban

Education: Colegiul Naţional de Coregrafie, Chișinău Competitions: International Ballet Competition ‘Serge Lifar’ in Kiev, Ukraine – Bronze Medal (2006) International Ballet Competition in Perm, Russia – Diploma (2004) International Competition ‘Artek Fouettes’, Ukraine – Grand Prix (1998) International Ballet Competition in Constanta, Romania – Gold Medal (1997)

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Adema Omarova

Education: Vaganova Ballet Academy (2011-2013) Rector: Dorofeeva Vera Alekseevna Artistic Director: Altynai Asylmuratova Ballet: Kovaleva Lyudmila Valentinovna Guest: VladimirMalakhov, KonstantinZaklinsky, IrinaSitnikova CharacterDance: Sherstneva Elena Anatolievna Contemporary: Daniel Cardoso AlmatyBalletSchool(2003–2011) Director: Murzakhanova Kargylash Ibrayhanovna Teacher: Li Lyudmila Munsekovna Professional work: 2013 -2016 Tatar State Opera & Ballet Theatre Musa Jalil (Russia) Corps de Ballet 2016 – present Hungarian National Ballet Corps de Ballet

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Murujeva Tatyana Mihajlovna

Artist with merit of the Russian Federation, dean of the Cultural Academy of East Siberia (Ulan-Ude) and honorary professor of the National Central University of Beijing. During her carrier, she was the principal dancer of the Burjat Academy Opera. She is now one of the most important personalities of the cultural life in Russia.

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Liudmila Mizinova

Born in Saratov in 1987, Liudmila graduated from the Saratov Region Institute of Arts ballet class E. V. Dergileva. From 2005 to 2014 she worked at the Leonid Yakobson Ballet Company where became a soloist in 2009. She danced the lead roles in Nutcraker (Clara) and Giselle (Giselle). She also danced roles from the Yakobson repertoire including «Paolo and Francesca» from the Rodin cycle, «Sextet» and «The Marriage Cortege». She has taken part in many contemporary prodactions created by Russian choreographes. She worked as the invited teacher in ballet shcools of St. Petersburg «Massimo», «Kasok» etc. In 2013 she graduated Vaganova Ballet Academy “Arts and humanities” degree Bachelor. From 2014 she worked whit the Saint Petersburg Ballet Theatre. Her repertoire included Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Giselle. Since 2016 she works at Hungarian National Opera.

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Zsófia Széki

contemporary dance artist Graduated at the Hungarian Dance Academy as a contemporary dancer in 2010. Between 2010 and 2018 was a member of Inversedance | Zoltán Fodor Company.

During that time she performed in 20 premieres, worked with well-known hungarian and foreign choreographers, toured in Senegal, Ecuador, China, Belgium, Australia and Peru and became one of the company’s leading dancers and rehearsal assistant. From 2018 she started working as a freelance dancer based in Budapest; collaborated with Yvette Bozsik, Klári Pataky, DART and Compagnie inter Contemporain. During her classes beside the proper training and contemporary technique she is also focusing on developing presence, expression and confidence.

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Adrienn Vetési

learnt in Dózsa György Grammar School and Art of Dance Vocational School. Then she learned 2 years in Inversedance –Zoltán Fodor Company. Thereafter she had been working free-lancer dancer for 4 years and she worked with many nice companies and directors. For example Yvette Bozsik, Pr-evolution Dance company and Tranzdanze. Now she is teaching modern dance technique in Hungarian National Ballet Institute.
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Alexander Zhembrovskyy

Ballet dancer, ballet teacher
zhembrovskyyProfessional activities: Ballet dancer, ballet teacher, ballet fitness trainer, Founder & owner of Zhembrovskyy Ballet & Dance School, dance manager, assistant choreographer. Education: 1992-2000 Kiev National Ballet School, 2001-2004 Kiev National University of Art and Culture, Professional history. Teaching: since 2012 Zhembrovskyy Ballet and Dance School, since 2013 Jazz department of The Dutch National Theater School, since 2013 Assistant choreographer of Hans van Manen.

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Irina Pisareva

irinapisarevaDirector of the choreographic schools of Donetsk. 18 years of teaching experience. Chairman and member of the jury of the international, national and regional dance competitions. She was in the United States in the Russian ballet schools Philadelphia twice, New Jersey, Baltimore to work with middle-aged and older children in two one-week dance camps as Professor of classical dance.

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Zoltan Feicht

14Began his carrier as a ballet artist. In 1998 he joined the Hungarian National Ballet for six years. His attention turned toward contemporary dance, and now he is working with Pal Frenak’s company. The main element of his classes is to learn the different dynamics of movements. Beside the dance technic he is giving attention to the state of mind. The dance is a source of joy, and to share – that is the goal.

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