Amber began her training at Ballet San Jose with Donna Delcini, Lise LaCour, and Dalia Rawson, where she danced in various school and company performances. In Southern California she has danced for Anaheim Ballet, performing in the works of Laurence and Sarma Rosenberg, including The Nutcracker, The Awakening of the Flora, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also danced with Santa Monica Contemporary Ballet. This is her second season with Kenneth Walker Dance Project and her repertoire includes Groove Juice and Focus on the Middle Distance.
Dominika Pietrzyk began her dance training at Steps in Rodeo, CA at the age of 3. At age 13, she decided to pursuit a professional ballet career. She joined Western Ballet where she trained under Eric Bourman, Alexi Zubiria, Linda Rickert, and Kai Davis. Here, she performed in many ballets, such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, as well as many original works by Yanis Pikieris. Dominika furthered her studies by attending summer sessions at American Ballet Theater, Alabama, City Ballet of San Diego, and Western Ballet. Currently, she is a Dance major with an Accounting minor at the University of California, Irvine. This is her first season with KWDP.
Ms. Yelena Zerkovska began studying ballet and character dancing in Ukraine at the age of six. After moving to America at the age of 12, she continued extensive studies and intense training in ballet. Her pursuit for excellence led her to the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, where she majored in dance and received her Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts.
Trained primarily in Russian Method, Ms. Zerkovska has invested herself into studying Balanchine and RAD styles of technique, as well as contemporary, jazz, modern and pilates. She has performed experts from many classical and neo-classical ballets including: Swan Lake, Raymonda, Nutracker, Paquita, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty and Who Cares? She is currently a guest artist for the California Riverside Ballet Company and a company member of the Pasadena Dance Theater. This is her first season with KWDP.
Ms. Zerkovska is also a very passionate and dedicated teacher, capable of delivering the utmost amount of energy and individual attention to each of her students regardless of their age or level of training.