Mme. Tatiana Stepanova, Artistic Director
Prima Ballerina, People’s Artist of the Ukraine
Mme. Tatiana Stepanova completed her training at the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Upon completion of her training, she returned to her native home in Odessa, where she was invited to perform as Principal Dancer for the Odessa State Ballet Company. It was here that Mme. Stepanova was given the title of Prima Ballerina and had the opportunity to dance the Principal Roles in an extensive classical, contemporary, and modern repertoire.
Her combination of unique style, technique, and dramatic excellence, led to Mme. Stepanova’s invitation to perform and work with the legendary Ballet Russes. She was given the opportunity to work with such great artists as: Natalia Krassovska, George Zoritch, and Irina Baronova. Mme. Stepanova’s international travels involved performing in many countries throughout the world including, Japan, Italy, Malta, Finland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Romania, and many cities across North America. Mme. Stepanova’s worldwide reputation as Prima Ballerina has made her a legend in her own time. Master Teacher, and Choreographer, Mme. Stepanova was inspired by such great artists as, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semyonova, and Maya Plitsetsaya just to mention a few who shaped and enriched Mme. Stepanova’s knowledge of traditional Russian Ballet.
Tatiana Stepanova brings with her this incredible wealth of International and North American experience to share with her students. She has taught both in teacher training courses and given Master Classes at a number of Colleges and Universities throughout the United States and Canada.
It is her high standards and high level of professionalism, as well as her gifted style of teaching that puts Stepanova Ballet Academy in a class of it’s own.
Among her many successes, Mme. Stepanova has single-handedly choreographed such masterpieces as:
- Alice In Wonderland
- Graduation Ball
- Hansel & Gretel
- My Way
- Snow White
In addition to numerous other Classical, Contemporary, and Character productions. The results achieved under Mme. Stepanova’s tutelage by her students include acceptance into the following prestigious schools and companies:
- The National Ballet School, Toronto, Canada.
- The Quinte Ballet School, Belleville, Ontario.
- The Harid Conservatory, Boca Rotan, Florida.
- Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, Washington, DC.
- Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Russia.