OLGA OLSON

Olga Olson was born in Moscow, Russia and received her formal dance education there. As a student, she performed on the most prestigious stages in Moscow including; Bolshoi Theater, Kremlin Palace, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, and State Concert Hall “Russia” with the “Young Moscvich” dance ensemble under the direction of Vera Ingel. In 1978, Ms. Olga was one of the few children selected to attend the prestigious School of the Moiseyev Dance Ensemble, an institution that only selects children every 4 years. After finishing her dancing career, Ms. Olson found her love of teaching in 2009 and since then she has become an award winning choreographer, winning awards and invitations to the New York finals at international ballet competition “YAGP” multiple times. She has also choreographed pieces that have won first place at World Ballet Art Competition. She has been highly praised for her choreography and creativity, precision, attention to detail, and well taught technique. Ms. Olson has studied with world renowned teachers from around the world and has travelled internationally to observe masterclasses and lectures by professors from the Mariinsky Theater, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Theater, and American Ballet Theater. Ms. Olga teaches students levels 1-4 and has a truly remarkable talent for teaching young dancers and developing in them a love for the art form.

TATIANA OLSON

Tatiana Olson grew up in Michigan and received her early ballet training here before being accepted to the famed Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia.

There, she studied for 2 years with legendary teachers such as; Marina Vasilieva, Anastasia Vasilieva, Zhanna Ayupova, Yulia Makhalina, Vadim Desnitsky, and Alexander Stepin. She graduated with honors and was among the few foreigners to be given the honor to dance soloist roles at the Mariinsky Theater. Ms. Olson has a vast knowledge of classical repertoire and has rehearsed and performed soloist roles from ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Corsaire, Giselle, Carmen, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Paquita. Ms. Olson also extensively studied character dance under the famed Russian character dancer Irina Gensler. Together they rehearsed a large character repertoire from many famous ballets and operas. Ms. Olson is a prize winner of the international ballet competition Youth American Grand Prix and has participated in numerous international ballet festivals and masterclasses to further her education. She has also received additional education with world renowned ballet stars from The Royal Ballet, Het National Ballet, Bolshoi Theater, American Ballet Theater and Mariinsky Theater. After her dancing career, Ms. Tatiana started teaching and has since brought students to some of the most famous schools and programs in the world. Under her instruction, students have gone on to be accepted to schools such as;

Joffrey Ballet School, Ellison Ballet School, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Russian Masters Ballet Program, Colorado Ballet Academy, and Atlanta Ballet. Her students have also won prizes at numerous international ballet competitions such as World Ballet Art Competition, ADC|IBC, and World Ballet Competition. Ms. Tatiana has a firm approach to the classroom and gives the closest curriculum to Vaganova Academy as she is the only teacher in Michigan to have graduated from the prestigious school.

SYLVIA SUTTLE

Sylvia Suttle began her dance studies in Regensburg, Germany at the Tanzschule Krippner wit Eva Eger primarily focusing on Modern Dance and Choreography.

Mrs. Suttle has worked with Robert Wechsler, Director, Choreographer, and Dancer with Palindrome and Motion Composer in 2007; studied with Andrew Palermo, company and owner and Director of Dre. Dance in 2009 and Portia Field-Anderson, Instructor and Choreographer at Oakland Community College. She also joined the Full Circle Dance Company, directed by Diane Mancinelli from 2011 to 2012. In early 2013 Mrs. Suttle founded Suttle Dance Company in the metro Detroit area.

She has choreographed works that were performed in Germany for the University of Regensburg and in Michigan for the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, Henry Ford College ( Full Circle Dance Company), Oakland Dance Festival (ODF) American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA), Sidewalk Festival, Dally in the Alley, Dance at Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, NewDANCEFest with Eisenhower Choreography Showcase, Regeneration, Assemble, and Women’s Work with Kristi Faulkner Dance, 2015-2016 Best of The 17th Detroit Dance Race, Summer Stage & Detroit Dance City Festival – Detroit Dance Races hosted by Artlabj, Koresh Dance Company Black box in Philadelphia, Brighton Dance City Festival and Going Dutch Festival in Elgin Illinois. Her work was recently performed with Detroit Symphony Orchestra and a Residency at Michigan State University. Mrs. Suttle also teaches master classes and intensive all over the metro Detroit area and out of State, inspiring one student at a time to find their inner strength and enjoy the moment of the movement.

Her choreography “Obscure Sorrows”(2017) and “Seeking”(2018) both placed 2nd overall at Youth America Grand Prix and both were performed at the New York Finals Youth America Grand Prix Finals(2017-2018). Recently Mrs. Suttle won a Bronze (3rd Place) Choreographer Award and Gold (1st place) Ensemble Award with “Moment of Tangency” from Indianapolis City Ballet and ADC IBC – Youth International Ballet Competition.