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.