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 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. 

Natalia Shchelokova Teacher

   Natalia Shchelokova was born in Moscow and trained at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy) from age 10.  She was taught by some of the best ballet teachers of the Soviet Union including one of Agrippina Vaganova’s disciples, Nabilya Valitova.

   After graduating from the Voronezh State Ballet Institute in 1990, Natalia joined Moscow Festival Ballet company.  Her first international tour was to the United Kingdom.  In 1992 she was invited to join Moscow City Ballet, with Clara in The Nutcracker being her first role.  Natalia was quickly adding new solo and leading parts to her repertoire and was promoted to the principal position within just three years.  

In 1997 Natalia won the Diploma of Moscow International Ballet Competition.

   In the year 2000, Natalia attained first degree with honours from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and qualified as Ballet Master/Choreographer in methodology of teaching ballet.

Later, that same year, she joined Stanislavsky ballet as leading soloist, performing principal roles.

In 2012 she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance with PDTD and has RAD RTS status.

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. 

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