About us                                                                              Art Ballet Academy

     Mariya Kudyakova (YAGP 2020 "Outstanding Teacher" award), 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 . For 21 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