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Olga Pavlova

Senior Ballet Faculty

Ballet, Pointe, YAGP coaching

Olga Pavlova, Russian prima ballerina, was born in Moscow, Russia, graduated from the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy and The Academy of the Professional Arts (Russia) and holds a Master degree in Classical Ballet Teaching and Choreography. Olga Pavlova is The Gold Medal and 1st Prize winner at the 2nd Maya Plisetskaya International Ballet Competition in St. Petersburg and Diploma Award recipient at the 2nd Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition in Budapest. Olga Pavlova is a former principal dancer of Imperial Russian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet (Grigorovich Company), Moscow Classical Ballet, Metropolitan Classical Ballet and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company as well as an international guest principal.

Olga Pavlova has an impressive 30 years of professional career on stage. She danced principal roles in over 50 ballets including iconic Swan Lake (Odette/Odille), Giselle (Giselle), Don Quixote (Kitry), La Bayadere (Nikia), Raymonda (Raymonda), Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Paquita, La Sylphide, Egine (Spartacus) and many more. Olga was named DFW weekly Critics Choice Best Ballerina for Juliet in R&J in 2008, Best Ballerina for Nikiya in La Bayadere in 2007 and Best Duet with Bolshoi Ballet star Alexander Vetrov in 2006.

She toured in over 30 countries with the famous Bolshoi Ballet (Grigorovich Company). She has performed for the Queen of England, the Prince of Japan, and for many presidents. Olga had a privilege to be chosen and mentored by the World Ballet Legend Maya Plisetskaya. Ms. Pavlova performed in Maya Celebration Galas as a guest principle at Bolshoi and Kremlin (Moscow), at Mariinsky Theater (St.Petersburg), at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, at l’Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris and other world-renowned venues. Her repertoire includes choreography by Petipa, Balanchine, Fokine, Bournonville, Perot, Vaganova, Gorsky, Grigorovich, Alonso, Vainonen, Wheeldon, Ratmansky, Lavrovsky and many others.

One of the Ballet critics wrote about Olga: “… everything her feet touch turns to Gold”. Featured articles were published in Dance Magazine, which called her “The New Pavlova”. The book about her professional career “A Ballerina For Our Time Olga Pavlova” is available on Amazon and multiple bookstores.

Ms. Pavlova is also a successful teacher and coach. Since 2009 the students under her direction received multiple awards in International Ballet Competitions, and Scholarships from the largest, most prominent Ballet schools. Ms. Pavlova was awarded “Best teacher” at WBAC Grand Prix and “Outstanding coach” at ADC IBC Youth International Ballet Competition. Currently, Ms. Pavlova is The Dallas Conservatory faculty, Ellison Ballet summer intensive faculty and Ballet Detroit summer intensive faculty. More info about Ms.Pavlova at www.pavlovaballet.com

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

1980-1988 | Moscow Academy of the Bolshoi Ballet

Majors: Ballet (Vaganova), Partnering, Character Dance, Historical Dance, Music, Acting

1992-1997 | Master of Arts,  Moscow Academy of Professional Arts

Majors: Teaching and Choreography

1996 | Gold Medal and 1st Place, International Ballet competition of Maya Plisetskaya, St. Petersburg

1996 | Diploma: International Ballet competition of Rudolf Nureyev, Budapest.

2007 | Best Ballerina DFW weekly Critic Choice for Nikiya in La Bayadere

2008 | Best Ballerina DFW weekly Critic Choice for Juliet in R&J

2018 | Best Teacher, WBAC Grand Prix

2019 | Best Teacher, WBAC Grand Prix

2019 | Best Coach, ADC IBC Youth International Ballet Competition

PROFESSIONAL WORK

2012-present | The Dallas Conservatory and Dallas Youth Ballet

Associate Director, Ballet Instructor and Choreographer

2011 | Mejia Ballet International – guest principal

2010-2012 | Metropolitan Classical Ballet – guest principal

2010 | Gayle Corckery School of Ballet – master teacher

2009-10 | La La La Human Steps, Montreal

2009 | Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, New York

2003-08 | Metropolitan Classical Ballet – principal & assistant artistic director

2000-2003 | Metropolitan Classical Ballet – principal

1995-2000 |  Moscow Classical Ballet – principal

1990-95 | Imperial Russian Ballet under direction of Maya Plisetskaya – principal

1987-89 | Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich Company – soloist

REPERTOIRE (Ballet Title / Role / Choreographer)

Swan Lake / Odette-Odille / Petipa

Don Quixote / Kitri / Gorsky

Giselle / Giselle / Lavrovsky

La Sylphide / La Sylphide / Bournonville

The Nutcracker / Mari (Clara) / Vaynonen

The Nutcracker / Sugar Plum / Grigorovitch

Sleeping Beauty / Princess Aurora / Petipa

Paquita / Principal / Petipa

Scheherazade / Zobeida / Fokine

Petrushka / Ballerina / Fokine

Les Sylphides / Mazurka / Fokine

Spartacus / Egina / Grigorovitch

Spartacus / Evtibide / Kasatkina-Vasilev

Raymonda / Raymonda / Petipa-Grigorovitch

Legend of Love / Shirin / Grigorovitch

La Bayadere / Nikiya / Petipa-Grigorovitch

Romeo and Juliet / Juliet / Kasatkina-Vasilev

Walpurgis Night / Vakhanka / Lavrovski

Casanova / Lady of the Heart / Lavrovsky

Pas des Quatre / Taglioni / Dolin-Perrot

Les Promenades / principal / Vasiliev

Carnival de Venise / pas des deux / Petipa

Esmeralda / Esmeralda / Perrot

La Bayadere / Gamzati / Petipa

La Peri / pas des deux / Timofeyev

La Fille Mal Gardee / pas des deux / Gorsky

Russian Dance / principal / Goleyzovsky

Flower Festival In Genzano / pas des deux / Bournonville

Le Corsaire / pas des deux / Sergeev

Diana and Acteon / pas des deux / Vaganova

Ne Me Quitte Pas / principal / Bogdanovitch

Tango / Principal / Androsov

Pas de Quatre / Tcherita / Dolin-Perrot

Bolero / principal / Androsov

Mystery Ball / principal / Briantsev

Carmen / Carmen / Alonso

Who Cares / principal / Balanchine

Agon / principal / Balanchine

Divertimento #15 / principal / Balanchine

Four Temperaments / Sanguine / Balanchine

Concerto Barocco / principal / Balanchine

Prodigal Son / Siren / Balanchine

Apollo / Terpsichore / Balanchine

Firebird / Bride / Balanchine

Creation of the World / Eva / Kasatkina-Vasilev

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto / principal / Mejia

Webern Pieces / principal / Mejia

Brahms Waltzes / principal / Mejia

Notes on My Life / principal / Mejia

Inspiration / principal / Mejia

Eight by Adler / principal / Mejia

Bonjour Brel / principal / Toussaint

Edith Piaf / Edith Piaf / Toussaint

Bolero / #4 / Ratmansky

Rhapsody Fantasy / Waltz principal / Wheeldon

FILM AND VIDEO

The Nutcracker / Imperial Russian Ballet / Russia

Scheherazade and Polovetsky Dance / Imperial Russian Ballet / Russia

Don Quixote / Imperial Russian Ballet / Spain

Divertimento / Imperial Russian Ballet / Spain

Spartacus / Moscow Classical Ballet / Russia

Olga Pavlova is currently teaching:

Day Time Class Studio Ages
Friday 12:00 – 2:00 pm TDC Ballet + Pointe B 10 – 18
Tuesday 4:15 – 6:10 pm Advanced Ballet 8 12 – 18
Tuesday 6:15 – 7:55 pm Intermediate Ballet 8 10 – 18
Monday 4:15 – 6:10 pm Ballet + Pointe IV-V B 12 – 18