Olena Balayan is the Head Ballet Master and choreographer at the Lviv National Drama Theatre, Ukraine. Olena offers 29 years of experience as a dance teacher and choreographer whose productions are well known in the Ukraine.
As a daughter of the principal ballet dancer in the Lviv National Ballet and Opera House, she started her ballet education at the age of 6 at the Ukraine State Ballet Academy, USSR. She received her first teaching experience at the age of 17 when she started working with pre-ballet groups at the Academy.
Later, she completed her degree with distinction in ballet (Vaganova Method), character and modern dance at the Lviv College of Art and Culture.
Olena has extensive experience in training and preparing her students for international dance competitions in Poland, Japan, Greece, Yugoslavia, Denmark, and other.
From 1992 to 2006, Olena founded and owned a Contemporary & Jazz Dance Company. Since 2006 she has been working at the Lviv National Drama Theatre as the Head Ballet Master.