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Mariya Kudyakova, MD, Academy Director
Ballet, Pointe, Variation, Character Dance, Choreography

Having performed all over the world and danced professionally for 17 years, Ms. Kudyakova has a wealth of experience and knowledge to pass on to her students. She received a Master Degree in dance at the Peter Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet Academy (majors: Ballet (Vaganova), Partnering, Character Dance, Historical Dance, and Stage Acting). She has toured extensively throughout the world and danced many principal and solo roles as well as in ballets that were created especially for her. Ms Mariya has been a principal ballerina with Metropolitan Classical Ballet for 8 years. For 20 years, as an educator, Ms. Kudyakova has had the opportunity to teach thousands of students in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. She has earned respect along with a reputation for excellence. Ms. Kudyakova has received the choreography awards from several national competitions. Ms. Mariya teaches and oversees all aspects of the Academy program, from teaching classes, to choreographing and setting performances. A supportive, friendly atmosphere is present in her class at all times, inspiring the student to achieve their own personal best.

Marina Goshko - Ballet, Pointe, Flexibility/Conditioning
Alexander Kryvonis - Ballet, Boys 
Andrey Prikhodko - Pas De Deux
Tiffany Grant - Ballet
Hope Gentry - Ballet
Ashlea Brown - Ballet
Kelsey Thomas - Ballet, Flexibility/Conditioning
Chelsea Hummel - Ballet 
Hailey Von Schlehenreid - Contemporary Dance
Tiffany Henderson - Jazz, Hip-Hop
Mary Potthoff - Pre-Ballet
Julia Drusch, Sara White, Raven Blake, Isabelle Grant-Geddie, Audrey Coomes - Teacher Assistants