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 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.


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Originally from Wisconsin, Brooke Mainland holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, with a Business minor, from The University of Arizona.

After graduating, Ms. Mainland apprenticed with Thodos Dance Chicago where she trained with many artists in the area including those from Hubbard Street, Visceral, and River North. Since 2016, she has been a dancer with Eisenhower Dance Detroit performing at such prestigious locations as New York City’s Lincoln Center, the Tel Aviv Opera House in Israel, Jacob’s Pillow, and the Detroit Opera House. During her time with the company, she has performed works by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Joshua Peugh, Nicolo Fonte, Christian Denice, Norbert DeLaCruz III, Maleek Washington, Joshua Manculich, Stephanie Pizzo and Laurie Eisenhower, to name a few.

Since 2018, Ms. Mainland has been a director for The School of Eisenhower Dance Detroit’s student company, as well as the annual student company concert, Dance Mosaics. She has also taught and served as assistant at Bolzano Bolzen Dance Festival in Italy, and taught and assisted in setting EDD repertory at Texas A&M University, Oakland University, and various community classes in Israel and Alaska.


Lillie Hamilton graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Oakland University in 2018. During her time at OU, she received the Outstanding Dance Performance MaTilDa award and had the privilege of studying dance abroad in Berlin, Germany at the Tanzfabrik and the Freie Universität. Lillie performed professionally in the main stage production of “Luminosity” at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio during the summer of 2017.

She has trained with professional companies and choreographers through summer intensives including DIAVOLO LA, Thodos Dance Chicago, Strictly Seattle, and National Choreographers Initiative. She was the recipient of the Monticello Choreography Award from Regional Dance America for her work titled “River” performed by Eisenhower Dance Detroit’s Youth Ensemble in 2019.

She has presented her work at Youth America Grand Prix along with various other competitions and intensives. Lillie had the opportunity to choreograph a trio on the EDD professional company in 2021 titled “Have You Had Enough?” She has performed professionally with Eisenhower Dance Detroit for 6 seasons. Lillie has choreographed and taught for a variety of studios throughout the Metro Detroit area for 5 years and loves being inspired by the younger generation.