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.

 

 

Sergey Arendar

Sergey Arendar is a Bulgarian-Russian solo dancer, choreographer and teacher. Based in Germany for more than a decade, he choreographs, teaches and participates in various projects of schools, dance companies and competitions throughout Europe. Arendar’s repertoire began as a dancer with roles in Don Quixote as Gamash and Espada, Pa de Troix in Swan Lake, Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty. His main roles include Prince Siegfrid and von Rothbart in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and others as in Scheherazade, Romeo and Juliet, Les Sylphides. Sergey Arendar has been a guest on other contemporary and musical projects by Kristina de Chatel, Pina Bausch, Christopher Jenkins, Rubato, Roberth North and Uwe Scholtz. He has also danced at galas in Turkey, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Ukraine, Austria, Germany and Great Britain.
As a teacher Sergey Arendar worked with the State Conservatory Antalya, the National School for Dance Art Sofia, the National Theatre and Film Academy Sofia, the Ballet Centre Fürth-Nuremberg, the Ballet Centre Vadim Bondar Bonn, the Ballet Academy Sussana Dazzi – Sebastano Bonivento Regensburg and many more.
His choreographic works have earned him several gold, silver and bronze medals at professional international ballet competitions in Varna, Perm, Prague, Seoul, Washington, Helsinki and Istanbul. Sergey also choreographs for professional ballet schools, opera theatres, dance companies, TV productions, festivals, etc.
In the years 2011-2018 he was seven times member at the jury of international ballet and dance competitions in Turkey, Germany and Italy and has been founder and president of the International Association of Culture and Art “ArtLanDias” Nuremberg, Germany since 2015.