Andrey Shakhin (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Ballet, Variations, Pas de Deux, Co-owner and Director) graduated from the Moscow Dance Academy in Russia. In 1979, Andrey joined the Bolshoi Theatre as principal dancer and soloist. He worked with many world class dancers, including Yuri Grigorovich, Marina Semenova, Galina Ulanova, Michael Lavrovsky, Shamil Yagudin, and Vladimir Vasiliev. With the Bolshoi Ballet, Andrey performed in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, La Bayadère, Raymonda, Spartacus, Golden Age, The Legend of Love and more. These performances took Andrey to the United States, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Great Britain, Brazil, France, Mexico, Austria, Japan, China, Korea, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Holland. Between 1995 and 1997 he served as an assistant choreographer to Yuri Grigorovich, the Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre. Andrey was selected to represent the Bolshoi Ballet in the International Ballet Competition.

Yuliya Akopyan (Intermediate and Advanced Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Co-owner and Director) graduated from the Moscow Dance Academy in Russia. Yuliya danced for 20 years at the Bolshoi Theater as a principal dancer and soloist beginning in 1977. She worked with world-class dancers including Marina Semenova, Maya Plesitskaya and Galina Ulanova. Yuliya performed a varying array of more than forty principal roles in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Chopiniana, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Raymonda, Le Corsaire and Divertissements. She toured worldwide, including the United States, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Great Britain, Brazil, France, Mexico, Austria, Japan, China, Korea, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Holland. Yuliya has over ten years of experience as a teacher and choreography assistant at the Bolshoi Theater. She was selected to represent the Bolshoi Ballet in the International Ballet Competition held in Moscow.

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Yuliya Akopyan 914-261-8814 or Andrey Shakhin 845-548-0764