Olga Pavlova
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Ballet, pointe, YAGP coaching

Olga Pavlova, Russian prima ballerina, was born in Moscow, Russia, graduated from the famed Bolshoi Ballet Academy and has an impressive 30 years of professional career on stage as a classical principle ballerina. She also holds a Master degree in Teaching and Choreography. Olga Pavlova is The Gold Medal and 1st Prize winner at the Maya Plisetskaya International Ballet Competition in St. Petersburg. The book about her professional career “A Ballerina For Our Time” is available on Amazon and multiple bookstores. Classical ballerina and choreographer, Ms. Pavlova is also a successful teacher and coach. The students under her direction received multiple awards in International Ballet Competitions, and Scholarships from the largest, most prominent Ballet schools, including the exclusive invitation to the world famous Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg.

Olga Pavlova danced principal roles in iconic classical ballets, such as Swan Lake (Odette/Odille), Giselle (Giselle), Don Quixote (Kitry), La Bayadere (Nikia), Raymonda (Raymonda), Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Paquita, La Sylphide, Egine (Spartacus) and many more.

During her career, Olga has danced with Bolshoi Ballet (Grigorovich Company), Imperial Russian Ballet (Maya Plisetskaya company), Moscow Classical Ballet, Metropolitan Classical Ballet and Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. Her repertoire includes over 50 ballets choreographed by Petipa, Balanchine, Fokine, Bournonville, Perot, Vaganova, Gorsky, Grigorovich, Alonso, Vainonen, Wheeldon, Ratmansky, Lavrovsky and many others. She toured in over 30 countries with the famous Bolshoi Ballet (Grigorovich Company) and had a privilege to be mentored by the World Ballet Legend Maya Plisetskaya and perform Galas in her Celebration as a guest principal at Bolshoi Theater and Kremlin (Moscow), at Mariinsky Theater (St.Petersburg), at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, at l’Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris and other world-renowned venues. She was named DFW Weekly Critics Choice Best Ballerina 2007 for Nikiya in La Bayadere, in 2008 for Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and best duet with Bolshoi Ballet star A.Vetrov for the Bonjour Breel (chor. By E.Toussant). One of the Ballet critics wrote about Olga: “… everything her feet touch turns to Gold”. Featured articles were published in Dance Magazine, which called her “The New Pavlova”.


1980-1988 | Moscow Academy of the Bolshoi Ballet

Majors: Ballet (Vaganova), Partnering, Character Dance, Historical Dance, Music, Acting

1992-1997 | Master of Arts,  Moscow Academy of Professional Arts

Majors: Teaching and Choreography

1996 | Gold Medal and 1st Place, International Ballet competition of Maya Plisetskaya, St. Petersburg

1996 | Diploma: International Ballet competition of Rudolf Nureyev, Budapest.



2012-present | The Dallas Conservatory and Dallas Youth Ballet

Associate Director, Ballet Instructor and Choreographer

2011 | Mejia Ballet International – guest principal

2010-2012 | Metropolitan Classical Ballet – guest principal

2010 | Gayle Corckery School of Ballet – master teacher

2009-10 | La La La Human Steps, Montreal

2009 | Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, New York

2003-08 | Metropolitan Classical Ballet – principal & assistant artistic director

2000-2003 | Metropolitan Classical Ballet – principal

1995-2000 |  Moscow Classical Ballet – principal

1990-95 | Imperial Russian Ballet under direction of Maya Plisetskaya – principal

1987-89 | Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich Company – soloist

REPERTOIRE (Ballet Title / Role / Choreographer)

Swan Lake / Odette-Odille / Petipa

Don Quixote / Kitri / Gorsky

Giselle / Giselle / Lavrovsky

La Sylphide / La Sylphide / Bournonville

The Nutcracker / Mari (Clara) / Vaynonen

The Nutcracker / Sugar Plum / Grigorovitch

Sleeping Beauty / Princess Aurora / Petipa

Paquita / Principal / Petipa

Scheherazade / Zobeida / Fokine

Petrushka / Ballerina / Fokine

Les Sylphides / Mazurka / Fokine

Spartacus / Egina / Grigorovitch

Spartacus / Evtibide / Kasatkina-Vasilev

Raymonda / Raymonda / Petipa-Grigorovitch

Legend of Love / Shirin / Grigorovitch

La Bayadere / Nikiya / Petipa-Grigorovitch

Romeo and Juliet / Juliet / Kasatkina-Vasilev

Walpurgis Night / Vakhanka / Lavrovski

Casanova / Lady of the Heart / Lavrovsky

Pas des Quatre / Taglioni / Dolin-Perrot

Les Promenades / principal / Vasiliev

Carnival de Venise / pas des deux / Petipa

Esmeralda / Esmeralda / Perrot

La Bayadere / Gamzati / Petipa

La Peri / pas des deux / Timofeyev

La Fille Mal Gardee / pas des deux / Gorsky

Russian Dance / principal / Goleyzovsky

Flower Festival In Genzano / pas des deux / Bournonville

Le Corsaire / pas des deux / Sergeev

Diana and Acteon / pas des deux / Vaganova

Ne Me Quitte Pas / principal / Bogdanovitch

Tango / Principal / Androsov

Pas de Quatre / Tcherita / Dolin-Perrot

Bolero / principal / Androsov

Mystery Ball / principal / Briantsev

Carmen / Carmen / Alonso

Who Cares / principal / Balanchine

Agon / principal / Balanchine

Divertimento #15 / principal / Balanchine

Four Temperaments / Sanguine / Balanchine

Concerto Barocco / principal / Balanchine

Prodigal Son / Siren / Balanchine

Apollo / Terpsichore / Balanchine

Firebird / Bride / Balanchine

Creation of the World / Eva / Kasatkina-Vasilev

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto / principal / Mejia

Webern Pieces / principal / Mejia

Brahms Waltzes / principal / Mejia

Notes on My Life / principal / Mejia

Inspiration / principal / Mejia

Eight by Adler / principal / Mejia

Bonjour Brel / principal / Toussaint

Edith Piaf / Edith Piaf / Toussaint

Bolero / #4 / Ratmansky

Rhapsody Fantasy / Waltz principal / Wheeldon



The Nutcracker / Imperial Russian Ballet / Russia

Scheherazade and Polovetsky Dance / Imperial Russian Ballet / Russia

Don Quixote / Imperial Russian Ballet / Spain

Divertimento / Imperial Russian Ballet / Spain

Spartacus / Moscow Classical Ballet / Russia