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Anastasia Vvedenskaya Foundation Director

Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Anastasia is a multilingual Investor Relations and Communications professional with 15 years of experience in the Oil & Gas sector in a variety of senior Corporate Affairs roles with Gulf Keystone Petroleum, ENI SpA, Shell, and PetroKazakhstan in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Italy, France and the U.K.  Anastasia is a keen follower and supporter of opera and ballet.

Daria Gonciarenko Foundation Director

Media Relations Manager for Curzon PR for Art & Culture and Corporate sectors. She previously worked on public relations campaigns for companies like Luchford APM and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide; she also managed a public relations campaign for Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. She managed and executed high profile luxury, art and design campaigns for top tier clients. Daria also managed campaigns for clients at the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art and others. Previously a professional rhythmic gymnast, she actively supports ballet and other arts and sports initiatives. 

Elizaveta Muravyeva Teacher

Elizaveta was born in Moscow, Russia where she trained at Bolshoi Ballet Academy graduating at 2012. As a student she started her career at the Kremlin Stage by participating in 'Le Corsar', 'La Bayader’, 'Sleeping Beauty’ and 2010 Peter Pestov Gala. Apart of classical repertoire Elizaveta had performed contemporary productions such as ‘Vespers' by Reywin Hill, ‘Sfumato' by D.Antipov, ‘Nutcracker' pas-de-trois by Matthew Bourne and 'Still point of the turning world' by Davis Robertson
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After graduating she began working as a dance artist with the Bolshoi Theatre company, where she performed in numerous Ballet and Opera stage productions, including Flame of Paris,The Nutcracker, Pharaoh’s daughter as well as lead roles in Der fliegende Hollander, La Traviata, L’enfant et les Sortileges, Prince Igor, La Fille Mal Gardee
 and Seventh Waltz from Chopiniana.At 2014 Elizaveta moved to London where she continued to dance, teach and choreograph ballet and contemporary repertoire. At 2015 she got her Diploma in Contemporary Dance studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music & dance, London. Since 2015 Elizaveta is a highly accredited dance teacher and examiner for the British Ballet Organisation, with a Diploma in Dance Teaching from the organisation. 
Grace Buskell Teacher

Grace is from Surrey, UK and was trained at The London Russian Ballet School and also The Bristol Russian Ballet School.  Later she trained at Susan Robinson School of Ballet, before being offered a scholarship to study at The School of Ballet Theatre UK. She completed all the RAD ballet exams up to Advanced 2 level.

Grace is dancing with The London Ballet Company and previously worked as an Apprentice with Atlantic City Ballet, New Jersey, USA. She also performed in Ballet Theatre UK's production of Swan Lake and toured with the company to Scotland. Grace is dancing with The London Ballet Company and previously worked as an Apprentice with Atlantic City Ballet, New Jersey, USA. She also performed in Ballet Theatre UK's production of Swan Lake and toured with the company to Scotland.

 

  

Natalia Kremen School Founder & Ballet Teacher

Born in Moscow,  Natalia started training at the age of ten with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Later she moved to Leonid Lavrovsky’s Ballet Academy;  there she was trained by Galina Krapivina (People’s Artist of USSR) and Nina Sorokina (People’s Artist ofUSSR).

After graduation in 2002 was invited by Artistic Director Dmitry Briantcev to join the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet Theater.

While in the company Natalia danced many soloist roles in ballets such as Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, La Dame aux Camellias, Snow Maiden and La Fille mal gardee.  Natalia has created roles in Dmitry Briantcev’s choreography.

In 2004 Natalia entered the Moscow Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional and Postgraduate Education “Russian Academy of Dramatic Art – GITIS” and graduated in 2009 with the qualification TEACHER – BALLET MISTRESS in the speciality “BALLET PEDAGOGY”.

In 2006 Natalia was invited by Wayne Eagling to join English National Ballet.

Miss Kremen has performed in a numerous gala evenings in Brazil, Dominican Republic, France and Italy, including “Nights with Tamara Rojo and Friends” in Spain.

Natalia Kremen Director and Chairwoman

After her graduation from the Moscow Bolshoi Academy Natalia was offered a soloist's contract with the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, where she performed for nearly five years, before receiving an invitation from Wayne Eagling to join the English National Ballet in London. She became known to international audiences through her many performances in galas alongside some of the brightest ballet stars. In 2006, Natalia completed her five-year degree at the Russian University of Theatre Art (RATI, GITIS) graduating with distinction as a ballet mistress and choreographer. In 2012 she established Natalia Kremen Ballet School in London and in 2015 NK Ballet Foundation. Natalia is a Director and Chairwoman of the Foundation.

Natalia Nemytkina Teacher

Natasha was born in Samara, Russia. She trained at Samara Central Choreography school for 10 years, graduating in 2005.

After graduating she began working with The Samara Academical Theatre of Opera and Ballet, where She performed in numerous ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Bayadere, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Beatles Forever, Carmina Burana, Francesca da Rimini, Carmen and many others. Natasha has also toured with The Amosov and Melikov group in Guatemala, China, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy and the United Kingdom.

In 2006 she entered the Academy of Social Arts in Moscow, graduating in 2011 with Diploma – Pedagogue, Ballet Master. 

Roberta Marquez Teacher

Roberta Marquez  was born in Brazil and trained at the Maria Olenewa State Dance School, taught by local teachers and guest teachers from the Kirov Ballet. In 1994 she joined the Municipal Theatre Ballet and was promoted to Principal in 2002. Roles with the company included Odette/Odile (Swan Lake), Swanilda (Coppélia) and Giselle. Guest appearances from this time included dancing as Nikiya with American Ballet Theatre.

She is a former Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as a Principal in 2004 and left in 2015. Her Royal Ballet repertory included Nikiya (La Bayadère), Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Juliet, Tatiana (Onegin) and the Firebird. She returns in the 2016/17 Season as a Guest Artist.

Marquez’s many prizes include Best Dancer of the Year at the 2001 Rio de Janeiro Dance Awards and silver medal and best couple (with Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares) at the 2001 Moscow International Ballet Competition. In spring 2013 she participated in a Royal Opera House project to forge new links with Brazil through performance, education work and skills training. 

Simonetta Barzanti-Dixon Foundation Director

Born in New York City, and having lived in Geneva, Paris and London, Simonetta has been watching ballet in Europe and the USA for several decades. She reviews and interviews for various websites, served on the dance panel of the Olivier Awards between 2005 — 2008 and is the co-founder of BalletcoForum, an international dance website with thousands of members worldwide. Simonetta works in the City of London.

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