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Matisse delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:


2016-17 Bolshoi Ballet Academy- Moscow, Russia
Director : Marina Konstantinovna Leonova
Teachers : Irina Pyatkina, Ilya Ryzhakov, Anna Antropova, Elena Bobrova, Svetlana ​ Ivanova, Vera Kulikova, Natalia Revich, Sergey Areahov, Denis Medvedev

2009-2014 Marat Daukayev Ballet Theater- Los Angeles, CA
Director : Marat Daukayev
Teachers : Marat Daukayev, Hasmik Amirian, Stella Gardiner, Andrea Schermoly

Performance :
• Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa
• Cinderella by Rostislav Zakharov
• Paquita by Joseph Mazilier
• The Nutcracker by Marius Petipa
• Swan Lake by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
• Laurencia by Vakhtang Chabukiani

Prizes and accomplishments:

• recurring co-star in the ABC family TV show Bunheads
• YAGP finalist in New York City from 2010-2015
• placed 3rd in senior classical and senior contemporary divisions in 2014 and 2015 for the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet competition regionals
• placed 1st in the pas de deux category YAGP 2012-2015 regionals
• full scholarship to train at Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive program 2013-2015
• won first prize at Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive in 2015
• offered to study in Moscow at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and perform a solo in the Bolshoi Ballet's spring gala concert
• only American to be studying in the Third Course, graduating Russian class at Bolshoi Ballet academy
• only foreigner in the graduating course to pass all of the exams with the highest score of a 5
• danced the lead role or the Sugarplum Fairy in the Nutcracker with the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet
• danced lead role of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty with the Marat Daukayev Ballet Theater
• danced the roles of Paquita, Laurencia, Fairy Doll, and Kitri in the winter and spring gala concerts with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

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