Moscow Ballet’s Russian dance instructor Anna Tyutyunnyk, a native of Odessa in Ukraine, is a graduate from and soloist with Odessa National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. She has been dancing since the age of four and has also performed with the Crown of Russian Ballet and the New Imperial Ballet, both in Moscow. In addition to her skill in ballet, Anna is fluent in four languages. She loves to travel and has been in almost all of the major cities in the US on her Moscow Ballet tours. She also loves fashion – of course!
In the Nutcracker, she has been cast as Masha, danced the Chinese and French Variations, and has also played a Party Guest, Snowflake and the Snow Maiden. In 2010 Anna will dance the role of the Dove of Peace. Other repertoire includes Swan Lake, La Bayadere, La Sylphide, and Don Quixote.
Anna will audition and work one-on-one with talented young dancers across Canada and the US. She will be in Missuola, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Regina, Saskatoon, Surrey, Yakima, Minneapolis, Rochester MN, Fargo, Grand Forks, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Anna is the only teacher on the 2010 tour to audition dancers for the Great Russian Nutcracker and for Swan Lake. Those students who audition for Swan Lake must be twelve years to sixteen years old and must have pointe experience. She loves working with young dancers and watching them develop from year to year.