V&T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy’s

Summer Intensive Program

July 2 – July 27, 2018

9:00am to 4:00pm Mon thru Fri (45-minute break for lunch)

* Complimentary technique class Sat 10:30am to noon each week the student is enrolled *

Video Auditions may still be submitted for consideration to vandtdance@gmail.com for students who did not attend the live audition on March 3. Submit a 5 to 10 minute video showing barre, center, and jumps. Audition fee is $25. Openings are limited , and acceptance to the Summer Intensive is at the discretion of the Artistic Directors.

V&T, known for its highly successful classical ballet and dance program, invites you to Orange County’s Premier Ballet & Dance Intensive this summer. Dancers who are serious about improving their technique, artistry, excellence and commitment to the craft can not do better than to immerse themselves in the quality training at V&T. Audition is required prior to attendance. Those who are not able to make it to the physical audition may submit a video audition for consideration by email to: vandtdance@gmail.com. Acceptance to the intensive will be at the artistic directors’ discretion.

~ Instructors ~

Victor & Tatiana Kasatsky

Resident Masters, V&T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy 

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Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky were born in Russia and received classical ballet training there. Victor was a principal dancer in the Moscow Classical Ballet. Tatiana met Victor after she graduated from the Bolshoi Academy and also became a principal dancer with the Moscow Classical Ballet. Victor and Tatiana shared the stage with great dancers such as Natalya Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maya Plisetzkaya, Nadejda Pavlova, and Vladimir Malakhov. They also worked with world famous choreographers such as Pierre Lacotte and Alberto Alonso, and danced pieces choreographed by Roland Petit and George Balanchine.

Victor and Tatiana are recipients of the Teacher Recognition Certificate from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. They have won numerous Outstanding School/Outstanding Teacher awards at regional Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) competitions. Many of their students have excelled in ballet competitions and been awarded scholarships and/or accepted at prestigious companies around the US and Europe, which is a testament to Victor and Tatiana’s passion and success at developing promising young dancers. Victor and Tatiana have also had two of their students selected to compete at the prestigious Prix de Lausanne.


Elena Ovchinnikova is one of the most educated Vaganova ballet scholars in the world. She has won 3 International Ballet Competition Awards…one from Zagreb in 2012, from Rome in 2007, and Vienna in 2007. She is the author of the “Breath in Choreography” program and book which has the honor of being approved by the Academic Council of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy). The innovative method has been used in educational ballet lessons since 2002.

Elena has a Ph.D. in Theory and Methods of Dance from theMoscow State Academy of Choreography (also known as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy); in 2009 she graduated as Ballet Pedagogue, with honors, from Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy); she also graduated as Joint M.Sc./M.D., Medical Cybernetics, in 2004, (that is Medical Doctor studies combined with scientific training) from the Russian  State  Medical University, Moscow.

2009-present: Moscow State Ballet Theater “New Russian Ballet ” – soloist, principal. 2007-2009: National State Opera and Ballet Theater “Astana Opera”– soloist.

2001- 2006: Moscow State Ballet Theater “Ballet of Russia” – ballet artist, soloist.

Ballet roles -“Paquita” (chor. M. Petipa, version O. Vinogradov), Paquita; “Bayadera” (chor. M. Petipa) Gamzatti; “Gizelle” (chor. M. Petipa) Mirta; “Sleeping Beauty” (chor. M. Petipa) Lilac Fairy; “Swan Lake” (chor. M. Petipa & Yu. Grigorovich) Odillie; “La Silphides” (“Chopeniana” in Russia; chor. M. Fokin) – Mazurka, Prelude; “Classical pas de deux” (chor. J. Balanchin); Pas de deux from “Corsaire” (Medora& Slave) (chor. M. Petipa) ; “Pas de Classique” (chor. V. Gzovsky); “Pas de Quatre” (chor. A. Dolin) – Ch. Grizi, M. Talioni.


Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Yeonjung trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia for 11 years. Yeonjung competed in the 10th Moscow International Ballet Competition and Contest for Choreographers, where she was awarded an Honorary Diploma. She went on to dance as a soloist for the Imperial Russian Ballet. She toured internationally in such performances as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Carmina Burana, Bolero, Paquita, Sheherezade, Walpurgieva Night, Polovtsian Dance, Carmen, Divertissement. Yeonjung has also danced with the The Russian National Ballet Foundation, The Crown of Russian Ballet Theater and Choseungmi Ballet Corporation as a guest soloist. She has danced in works by Marius Petipa, Michel Fokine, Vasili Vainonen, Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky, Alberto Alonso, Leonid Lavrovsky, Nikolai Androsov, Gediminas Taranda.

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.

Geoff Gonzalez, from Tempe, Arizona, received his training at the Tempe Dance Academy and the School of Ballet Arizona before entering the University of Arizona as a dance major. While at the University of Arizona, Mr. Gonzalez performed in numerous works, including works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, and Ben Stevenson. In 2007, Mr. Gonzalez was one of the top 25 male finalists for So You Think You Can Dance television show. During his tenure with City Ballet of San Diego from 2008 through 2014, Mr. Gonzalez performed lead roles in the company’s productions of Don Quixote, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux, Ramona, The Seasons, Carmen, The Firebird, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Carmina Burana and George Balanchine’s Serenade, The Four Temperaments, Emeralds, Who Cares? and Agon. During City Ballet’s off seasons, Geoff could be seen performing with Rasta Thomas’ “Bad Boys of Dance.” Mr. Gonzalez’s choreography has been featured in City Ballet of San Diego productions for the past four seasons. Mr. Gonzalez was selected as one of only 10 choreographers to be a part of the New York Choreographic Institute, supported by New York City Ballet. Geoff’s work was shown in New York in March 2016. Geoff returned to City Ballet of San Diego last season as both a Resident Choreographer and as a dancer where he performed the lead role in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, Mark Schneider’s Esmeralda and the Hunchback, Don Jose in Carmen and the company premiere of Peter Martins’ Hallelujah Junction.

Zach is professionally trained in ballet, jazz, and hip hop.  As a performer, Zach was a member of the San Diego-based dance company Axxiom Dance Collective from 2008-2011. Currently Zach is a 3rd year member of the competitive hip hop team Team Millennia, where he has spent two years on the team executive board including serving as one of the captains for the 2012-2013 season. Zach has spent the past 11 years at McPherson Magnet School in Orange as resident choreographer for their performing arts department. In addition to his work at McPherson, Zach is an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University, teaching for their dance department. He has also taught various workshops, master classes, and choreographed for high schools, middle schools, colleges, and studios around the country.



Madeline is a Dancer with the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, Sweden. She was selected for the First Cast in their 2018 production of The Grey Area choreographed by David Dawson.

Madeline is an alumnus of V & T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy. She began training with Victor & Tatiana Kasatsky when she was seven years old, and considers them her second parents. Madeline is a graduate of the John Cranko Schule of the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany, which she attended for two years on full scholarship.

Among her many accolades are Grand Prix Award, Senior Division at the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Los Angeles Regional Competition; 1st Place, Pas De Deux (with Lawrence Chen) at the 2014 YAGP San Diego Regional Competition; 3rd Place, Senior Division at the 2014 YAGP International Finals in New York, and Grand Prize Winner in Classical Dance at the 2014 Music Center Spotlight Awards. She was also a Ballet Finalist in the 2015 National Young Arts Competition, and represented the United States at the 2015 Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland. As a Junior Division competitor, Madeline was awarded the Youth Grand Prix Award at the 2013 YAGP Los Angeles Regional Competition.


Karen specializes in our youngest dancers, ages 3 and up. Originally a business major, she found her true calling and graduated with an MFA in dance from CSU Long Beach. Upon graduation Karen danced and toured with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company and the Gloria Newman Dance Theater. She worked with renowned choreographers Doug Varone, Trishia Brown, Donald Byrd, Joe Goode and Mark Haim. Karen’s choreography placed in the top three for YAGP regionals in the ensemble category, and several of her pieces went to YAGP’s New York finals. In addition to teaching dance she loves being a children’s leader for bible Study Fellowship.


Pay for all 4 weeks by May 1, 2018 and receive an additional $100 off!

The total for four weeks would be $1500.


4 week session $1600 (Pay for all 4 weeks by May 1, 2018 and receive an additional $100 off)

2 week session $1050 

1 week session $550

Performance at the end of the intensive for those attending all 4 weeks.

Summer Intensive classes will NOT meet on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, as the studio will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Summer Intensive Registration Form and final payment due by June 11, 2018.

Exceptions to the application deadline may be granted by the Artistic Directors. Contact vandtdance@gmail.com or 949-215-1553 for more information.

Limited availability with priority given to those dancers attending all 4 weeks. Students will be notified via e-mail whether they have been accepted. Waitlisted students will also be notified.

Housing available, please inquire. Weekend activities include Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World, world famous San Diego zoo, beach days and barbeque and more!


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