He danced title roles in Creation of the World, Romeo and Juliet, The Rite of spring, Swan Lake, Gayane, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Albinoni Adajio, St. Petersburg Twilight, Daphnis and Chloe to name just a few.
Mrs. Tatiana Kastasky was educated at the Moscow Bolshoi Academy under the tutelage of Nina Chistova.
After graduation in 1978, she joined the Moscow Classical Ballet Company, where she worked with the great ballet masters like Marina Semenova, Naum Azarin, Marina Kondratieva and Azari Pilsetski and danced both classical and contemporary ballet until 1990.
Her repertoire included Creation of the World, Romeo and Juliet, The Rite of Spring, Swan Lake, Gayane, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Albinoni Adajio and many more.
Mrs. Kasatsky worked with world famous choreographers such as Pierre Lacotte (in his setting of Natalie for Moscow Classical Ballet), Roland Petit (Sonata and L’Arlenne), Alberton Alonso (Bahiana El Guijo), Balanchine (Symphony #5), and Kasyan Galeizovski (Mimoletnosti).
1981 – 1999: The Bolshoi Theatre troupe in Russia. Prepared and danced many solo roles and leading roles in ballets such as: «Le Corsaire”, “Giselle”, “Love for Love”, “Gayane”, “Anuta,” “Walpurgis Night”, “Chipolino”, Ivan Susanin – mazurka, “Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances. In Yuri Grigorovich’s ballets: “Spartacus, “Ivan the Terrible”, “Golden Age “, ” Romeo and Juliet “. Concert numbers: Andrew variation from the ballet “Taras Bulba », pas de deux «Diana and Actaeon», pas de deux «Flame of Paris », pas de deux«Le Corsaire”.
In the Bolshoi worked and trained with the great masters of Russian ballet scene: Galina Ulanova, Asaf Meserer, Maya Plisetskaya, Mikhail Lavrovsky, Yuri Vladimirov, Shamil Yagudin, Natalia Bessmertnova, Yuri Grigorovich. Now teaches at a private ballet “BT Studio” in Moscow. Ready to prepare young dancers to the contests performance and even to a professional ballet stage.
Melanie is certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum.
In 2014 Yeonjung received her specialist degree in Dance Pedagogy and Choreography with Honors from Bolshoi Ballet Academy. During her studies at the Academy, acted as a substitute teacher and professor’s assistant and led rehearsals for Academy performances. She also assisted in the revival of Michel Fokine’s The Dying Swan with former Artistic Director of The Bolshoi Theater, Yury Burlaka. In 2014 Yeonjung choreographed for the State Examination of Stage Character Dance for the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. In 2015 she became a faculty member at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, taught the Vaganova ballet method, ballet techniques: Point, and Repertory, coached and choreographed for the Contemporary Ywan Ballet Company, and lectured for Universal Ballet for the Ballet Teachers Training Program. In 2016, Yeonjung substituted at the University of California, Irvine, open classes at the Maple Conservatory of Dance, and group and private lessons at Li’s Ballet Studio in Los Angeles. Since 2007 she has taught summer intensive programs in Vitoria, Brazil with Imperial Russian Ballet, Moscow with Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Torino with Oxana Kichenko Ballet, New York City with Hariyama Ballet, Orange County with South Coast Conservatory, and Washington D.C with Kirov Academy of Ballet.