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Yeu-Jung Lee started her ballet training when she was ten years old. Her outstanding musicality, flexibility, and concentration allowed her to develop quickly into a young artist displaying great potential. Two years later, she entered Sun Hwa Arts School as a ballet major, and her intensive ballet training began.
After her graduation from Sun Hwa Arts School in 1989, the Director of the Royal Ballet School in London invited her to study at the prestigious institution. After studying for one year in London, she was chosen as a full scholarship student in the inaugural class of the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC. At the Academy, she distinguished herself as an artist of special ability through training with Mistress Alla Sizova and Master Nicolai Morozov.
Unfortunately, when she was eighteen years old, she was injured in an automobile accident that made her unable to pursue a career as a professional dancer. After a period of soul-searching, she decided to remain in the field of professional dance, and turned the focus of her study from performance to choreography and pedagogy.
In 1998, she returned to her native Korea and began working as a choreographer, repetiteur and rehearsal director at the Universal Ballet Academy of Seoul. In 2000, she was selected as a recipient of the Samsung MAMPIST Award for Artistic Excellence in Dance, and she used the scholarship to study at the world-renowned Vaganova Academy of Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, receiving advanced training in the Vaganova Method of Ballet. At the Vaganova Academy, she trained under the direction of Mme. Valentina Rumiantseva, where she obtained a certificate for advanced study in the Vaganova Method. Yeu-Jung then enrolled in the department of dance at the University of Maryland to further her education in movement theory, choreography, and dance aesthetics, and to expand her network of international arts colleagues. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2003 with a BA in Dance.
Returning to Korea, she accepted a position as a dance Instructor with Sun Hwa Arts Middle and High School, the foremost art school in Korea emphasizing the Vaganova method of ballet. During her tenure as a member of the artistic staff at the Sun Hwa Arts School, Yeu-Jung's students consistently won medals at international and domestic ballet competitions, including the Prix de Lausanne, New York International Ballet Competition, Shanghai International Competition, and the Korean Ballet Association National Ballet Competition. She also rehearsed, coached and staged repertory for Sun Hwa ballet festivals, including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Bayadere, Don Quixote and various modern works.
In 2008, Yeu-Jung Lee joined the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC where she had an opportunity to teach with world’s leading teachers and vastly expand her artistic potential and teaching skills. At this time, she was also responsible for choreographing several performances that won the hearts and praise of a critical audience.
Testimony to Yeu-Jung’s teaching ability is the fact several of her former students are currently dancing at various world renowned companies such as the American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Korean National Ballet, Universal Ballet, Columbia Classical Ballet, John Cranko Ballet School, and Bolshoi Ballet Academy.
Brazilian, born in Salvador/Bahia, Igor began his ballet studies with Martha Villas-Boas at age 15. In 2009 he joined the Bolshoi Theater School, where he graduated in 2014.
During his studies, Vladimir Vassiliev choreographed ballets for the Bolshoi Theater School where Gomes had the opportunity to dance renowned ballets such as: Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Giselle. While dancing with the Bolshoi Theatre in Brazil he had the chance to work with Victor Barykin, Boris Akimov, Nina Speranskaya, Galina Koslova, Ludmila Sinelnikova, Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Andrei Bolotin, Mariana Ryzhkina, Andrei Uvarov, Galia Kravchenko and Dimitry Afanasiev.
Igor’s repertoire includes: The Corsaire, Slave and Merchant, La Sylphide, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Giselle, La Bayadere, Esmeralda and Raymonda. In 2017 Igor joined Coastal City Ballet where he danced in main roles in ballets such as Swan Lake (Italian), Midnight Summer Dreams(Nick Bottom), Raymonda(Grand pas deux six), Hansel and Gretal, Sleeping Beauty(Jews Grand Pas), Cinderella, Emerald and others.
At the same time Igor also had the opportunity to work with well known choreographers such as: Davi Rodrigues, Erica Trivete, Yaming Li, Joshua Beamish, Lara Barclay, David Norsworthy, Shannon Moreno, Dario Dinuzzi, Shauna Elton, Vanessa Goodman and Wen Wei.
Igor has been committed to offering his experience and artistic seriousness with his work as a classical ballet and contemporary instructor at several dance academies that focus on the technical improvement and training of dancers since 2015.
With all the knowledge and experience Igor is able to teach a wide array of dance style such as:
Ballet Classical (Vaganova), Contemporary Dance, Pas De Deux, Variation, Repertoire, Character Dance, Gymnastics for dancers, Body conditioning and Stretching Class.
Alesandra has trained in various movement practices including tap, jazz, ballet, martial arts, modern, contemporary, improvisation, and musical theatre in Southern California and more formally at Atlanta Ballet—where she performed alongside the company in numerous professional productions. Throughout secondary school and university, she studied in summer and winter programs such as Atlanta Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Salzburg Ballet, Northwest Dance Project: Advanced Platform, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Vim Vigor, and SpringboardX. While training at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, where she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Dance in May 2020, she was also a professional dancer in San Francisco freelancing with various artists—most prominently dawsondancesf. While in the BFA she choreographed an original work which premiered in February of 2020 called game over.
Since moving to Canada, Alesandra has joined Modus Operandi where she studies and is mentored by Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond, Kate Franklin, and many other prominent dance artists. She has also had the privilege to research with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre this year as well as participate in multiple freelance performance and teaching opportunities. Alesandra is very excited to continue to immerse herself in the Vancouver dance scene.
Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Audrey started her dance training with Oakland Ballet School and Oakland School for the Arts. She then spent five years at the San Francisco Ballet School, where she advanced through the highest levels and danced many corps and character roles with the company. After graduating high school, Audrey spent two seasons as a trainee at Ballet Austin then moved to Chicago in 2019 for the Hubbard Street Professional Program, where she worked with dancers from HSDC as well as choreographers and dancers from around the world. In January 2020, Audrey moved to Vancouver for Modus Operandi, a contemporary dance training program led by Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond, and Kate Franklin where she has had the privilege to work with prominent dancers and artists from across North America.