our teachers

Marina O’Neill

Marina O’Neill

Marina O’Neill – director and founder, completed Vaganova’s Academy (St Petersburg), in the class of Dudinskaya and Kovalieva. She danced in both the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres. She was a principal dancer with Eifman’s St Petersburg’s State Ballet Theatre.

Her career has taken her to Holland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Korea and the USA.
Marina 1-st became a Laureate of The International Ballet Competition in the age of 13. She is also later gained Laureate status in The USA and France.

In 2019 Marina O’Neill-Spencer was chosen to become President of Counseil International of the Dance UNESCO of Genova (Italy) and region Liguria.

Kirills Burlovs

Kirill Burlov

Julian KIRILL BURLOV started to dance when he was four and dedicated his life to this art form since. He graduated the Riga Ballet School in 1996 and the LMA in 2004, while performing solo parts at the LNO since 1996. Kirill has been commissioned to choreograph two ballets for the LNO: Emīls Dārziņš (2004) and Story About Clever Farmer (2005). In the UK he has performed as a soloist with Northern Ballet Theatre and The Cathy Marston Project. He joined Rambert in 2007 and has choreographed six workshop pieces for the company since. Only in London his pieces has been performed in Bernie Arts centre, The Place ROH2, Queens Elizabeth Hall among other stages. Teaches Pas De Deux, Contemporary, Repertoire.

Tatyana Gemchygova

Tatyana Gemchygova
Tatyana Gemchygova

Tatyana Gemchygova Tatyana Gemchygova – studied in Kiev Choreographic School, after graduation was accepted as soloist in Kharkov Ballet Theatre named after Lysenko. Repertoire includes Juliet"Romeo and Juliet", Pas de Trio from "Swan Lake", "Paquita", "Nutckracker",Kitry from "Don Quixote".

Evgenia Pavlina

Evgenia Pavlina
Evgenia Pavlina

Evgenia Pavlina

Pavlina started gymnastics at the age of 7. She trained 48 hours per week at club Dynamo Minsk with Irina Leparskaya and Belarusian master Galina Krylenko. Pavlina made her senior debut at the 1993 Medico Cup in Austria, where she placed 3rd in the all-around and took two more bronze medals with clubs and ribbon at the final events.

She got her big break later that year, when teammate Larissa Lukyanenko broke her ankle in training. At 14 years old, Pavlina was called upon to replace Lukyanenko in the 1993 World Championships. She helped the Belarusian placed 5th in the Team Event. Pavlina was not chosen for the 1996 Belarusian Olympic Team, but she did compete in most major International events that year.

After the retirement of Lukyanenko, Pavlina stepped up to become the Belarusian number two. At the 1997 Schmiden International, she scored the all-around silver as well as all four apparatus golds. At the Derjugina Cup she also earned a pair of bronze medals for the all-around and rope. At the Gymnastics Masters competition in Germany, she won a pair of medals in all four apparatus, silver with hoop, bronze with ball, and gold with clubs and ribbon. With Tatiana Ogrizko's retirement the following World Championships, Pavlina took over leadership and became Belarusian number one. she won the silver medal at the 1998 European Championships in all-around, as well as a bronze with ribbon and a gold in the team event. She also finished 3rd in All-around at the 1998 Goodwill Games.

Teaching stretching, gymnastics, masterclasses

Irina Strizhnyova

Irina Strizhnyova Irina Strizhnyova

Studied in Odessa choreografique school.Repertoire includes:"Nutckracker","Sleeping Beauty","Swan Lake"in Odessa Ballet Theatre,later Theatre of Music Comedy "Bamby". As well Iryna worked from 1991-1995 in Club of Sportiv Dance and later with children as a choreographer in Acaemy of Cholods,Dance teacher and choreographer in "Peresvit" school of Dance.

Natalia Anuszkiewicz

Natalia Anuszkiewicz Natalia Anuszkiewicz

1986-1992: Graduated University of Pedagogy and Music in Minsk, Belarus. Diploma - Music Teacher and Singing Coach, Bachelor’s Degree, certified by Naric assessment. 1980-1984: Music College in Grodno, Belarus. Diploma - Piano teacher and accompanist; GCSE grades A*-C. 1973-1980: Music Primary School in Grodno ,achieved Grade 8 with distinction. June 2013 - Primary Classroom Music ESSENTIALS Improving Practice in Delivering National Curriculum Music-professional Completed ‘Developing Piano Skills’ course, Pedagogic University in Grodn


  • Church organist and Director of choir at a Catholic Church in Kuznica, Poland:

    Main duties: rehearse and conduct the church choir. Accompany and perform various musical works at mass, religious events,

  • Music and Rhythms classroom Teacher, School 1 in Poland.
  • Accompanist of vocal, rhythm, conducting lessons and piano teacher for Pedagogic College in Grodno, Belarus
  • Accompanist (part time) at brass class for Art College in Grodno, Belarus
  • Accompanist at ballet class for Art College in Grodno, Belarus

Tatjana Zujeva

Tatjana Zujeva
Tatjana Zujeva

Tatjana Zujeva - is an expirienced pianist, accompanist and piano teacher. She graduated from the Music Academy in Riga, Latvia and has an MA degree in Music Education. She has 30-year experience in working with children of different age groups and accompanying during dance, vocal, string, wind and percussion instrument classes and events.

If you require private piano lessons,please do not hesitate to contact YBA on +447939596010