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Meet our team

Evgeniya Kaykova

Creative Director/ Co-Founder

Since 2020, Evgeniya has served as Principal Artist at Brisbane Ballet/Ballet Infinity, beginning her dance journey at the Moscow School of Classical Dance. With international accolades, including diplomas from prestigious competitions and a Master of Ballet Teaching and Choreography from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she co-founded the Centre of Dance. As Creative Director, she brings over a decade of teaching expertise, focusing on classical techniques and choreography, dedicated to shaping the next generation of dancers. 

 Evgeniya Kaykova
Anna Ruckman

Anna Ruckman

Managing Director/ Co-Founder

Anna, co-founder and Managing Director of the Centre of Dance, combines a global corporate background with an MBA from the University of Manchester. In her role, she oversees daily operations, client relations, marketing, community engagement, and facilities. Anna's international perspective enriches the studio's atmosphere. Passionate about well-being, she advocates for pilates, adult ballet, and yoga.

Audrey Austria

Teacher

Holds RAD and Cecchetti Intermediate Levels with Merit and Honours. Audrey, certified in the Philippine Classical Ballet Syllabus, focuses on teaching tiny dancers, prep ballet, jazz, and contemporary classes at the centre, sharing her expertise and passion for dance to inspire and nurture young talents in Australia.

Audrey Austria
Elena Kozhemyachenko

Elena Kozhemyachenko

Teacher

With 18 years of teaching experience at the Opera and Ballet State Theatre in Russia, Elena recently served as an advanced teacher at the Queensland Ballet Academy. A graduate of the Buryat State Choreographic College, she introduced Russian Ballet into a Chinese Ballet School and holds a "teacher-choreographer" diploma from the East-Siberian State Academy of Culture and Art.

Elena specialises in Vaganova-based programs, preparing students for ballet competitions in Russia, China, and Australia.

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