Danceartists Ballet Academy Faculty
Joanna Duncan is also owner of Danceartists Management www.danceartistsmanagement.com established in 2007 to promote performance Artists career placement.
Galina began her training in Moscow, Russian with former Bolshoi Ballet dancers at the Gymnasium No. 1504. After immigrating to the United States, she continued her studies with Joanna Duncan and Irina Vakromeeva. Galina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance and Education from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
She has performed with Kentucky Ballet Theater and Ballet Theater Midwest under the direction of Daniel Simmons and Nancy Fountain.
Aside from her passion for ballet, Galina is also an accomplished Violinist. Galina also teaches the Advanced Upper Level Ballet classes at Amherst Ballet.
As part of Danceartist’s Faculty, Galina brings her wealth of expertise in the coaching of set Classical Ballet Variations from the great Ballet’s.
Guest Faculty -
A 2014 EACP STREB Awardee, Françoise's choreographic works are reknowned for their ability to touch the heart to search or reveal, and have been performed at City Center NY, Lincoln Center, Bolshoi Ballet Theater Moscow, NYC SummerStage, New Victory Theater New 42nd Street, LaMama, Hanover Theater, across the world from Australia's Sydney Opera House to Japan, Germany, Russia.
Heather Christiansen - Martha Graham Technique
Heather came to New York on full scholarship to the Ailey School after finishing two years as a trainee at Joffrey Chicago. From there, she spent two years in Graham II, performing roles such as Lamentation and the Shaman in excerpts from Night Chant. She has performed works by Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey at New York City Center, the Joyce, and BAM. She performs with Hybrid Movement Company and freelances all over New York.