Olga Aru

soloist and audition director olga aruOlga Aru is a rising star ballerina and ballet pedagogue as well. Summer 2014 Olga was honored to participate in the International Dance Council CID, Paris in the Athens symposium submitting her paper titled “Modern Dance for Different Generations or Dance on the Edge of the Century”. The CID, official umbrella organization for all forms of dance, was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris where it is based, and brings together the most important international, national and local organizations, as well as select individuals active in dance from 155 countries. Olga was also invited to perform a solo piece from Ballet Incommunicado, a well established group in Italy,  inspired by poem “The Ravaged Face” by Sylvia Plath. A very expressive work, it takes a stand against violence toward women and was created on Olga by Paola Scoppettuolo.

Olga received her degree in ballet and dance pedagogy from the the Kiev State Ballet College, Ukraine, in 2008. Since graduation, Olga has had a whirlwind of performance and teaching experiences; from dancing in ballet’s greatest classics to the most contemporary and to traveling around the world in those performances. She is a Laureate and award winner of the “Crystal Shoe - Dance Beyond Boards” competition and she performed at the “Mikkeli Ballet Festival” in Finland. Olga danced with Franceconsert, based in Paris, France, performing classical repertoire in major theatres Casino de Par and Théâtre Comédie as well as touring France. Prior to that Olga performed with Les Ballet Persans in Stockholm, Sweden where she had leading roles in modern ballets Turquoise Land - Dream of Peace and Les Femme. She also worked in Cairo, Egypt dancing in the premiere performances of Tut Ankh Amon at Cairo National Opera House. There she also performed in the Nutcracker and in the great classic Swan Lake. Olga performed with the Silesian State Opera in the beautiful and historic theatre in Bytom, Poland and had roles in Adagio in Night Valpurgis, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cat in the Boots. Olga’s repertoire includes leading and soloist roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Night Walpurgis, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Tut Ankh Amon, Turquoise Land, La Femme(modern choreography by Alla Rubina) and Heart of Snow Queen.Olga studied ballet with Varvara Potapova, Honored Artist of Ukraine and Alla Rubina, Honored Artist of Ukraine and Choreographer.  She is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and French.