Rimma Velitskaja – Chairwoman
Rimma Velitskaja completed her dance education and ballet pedagogy studies in her native town of St. Petersburg, at the renowned Waganowa Ballet Academy, one of the most famous and influential ballet schools in the world. Already as a little girl Rimma danced ballet enthusiastically.
She completed her dance career as a solo dancer in the opera house. Guest performances followed in all metropolises of the world and she was awarded several russian and international prizes. The former ballet dancer passes on her valuable experience to children and young people. She worked as a dance teacher at the Saint Petersburg Boris Eifman Dance Academy, where the young talents are trained.





Olga Kalinskaja

Olga Kalinskaja was born in St. Petersburg and moved from her private ballet school to the Waganowa Ballet Academy at the age of ten. Within eight years she received a fundamental education as a ballet dancer.
After her successful graduation Olga started her career as a dancer at the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre St. Petersburg. In the period of her 14 seasons at the theatre she danced an extensive repertoire of classical, neo-classical and character pieces. She has performed with the ensemble in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Japan.
In addition to her stage work at the theater, she completed her studies at the Humanistic University of St. Petersburg. Olga has been teaching in Germany since 2001.



Volkhard Samuel Guist

Volkhard Samuel Guist, born in 1969, studied Dancing at the ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, the Netherlands and graduated as a Master in 1996. He danced with the Piet Rogie & Company, at the State Theatres of Giessen and Heidelberg and as a freelance artist in New Zealand and Korea. He choreographed numerous pieces for various ensembles. Since 2005, he has been teaching contemporary dance technique at theatres in Cunningham, Bonn, Bielefeld, Fürth, Nuremberg, Düsseldorf, to name but a few. Since 2014 he is Rehearsal Director for the National Dance Company of Malta.