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Valentina Byczyna

Honorary Adviser

​Ballet Teacher and choreographer in classical ballet, character dance, history of dance and court dance. She was born in Georgia in Tbilisi. Ms. Valentina received her ballet education at the Tbilisi State Choreographic School. In 1977, she graduated from College and received the title of Ballet Dance Artist. That same year she joined the Tbilisi Zacharias Paliashvili State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre where she worked with outstanding choreographers such as Vakhtang Chabukiani, Georgy Aleksidze, Michael Lavrovskii, Alexander Plisetsky, Nikita Dolgushin among many others.


Since 1996, she has worked at the Dnepropetrovsk State Academic Theater. In 2009, she graduated from the Kherson State University and received her master's degree as a Ballet Teacher in all dance disciplines.


For three consecutive years she has collaborated with Ochi International Ballet in Japan. She was a member of the jury of the Nagoya Ballet Competition and she also worked as a guest Ballet Mistress of the Belgrade National Theater of Opera and Ballet.


She is currently a faculty member of the Dnepropetrovsk Choreographic School where she teaches the Vaganova Method.