Position: Faculty Member
Years active at YAGP: 2017 – Present
Svetlana Osiyeva is a graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. She danced professionally with the Mariinsky (then Kirov) Ballet for twenty years and toured internationally as a soloist, working with notable choreographers including Boris Eifman, Roland Petit, and Pierre Lacotte. Ms. Osiyeva completed a degree in ballet pedagogy at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, and taught at ballet schools all over Europe, before moving to the United States. She has staged many classical productions, in particular – her production of Paquita for the Maria Tallchief Fellowship Gala Performance received critical acclaim. Her students have won major awards in numerous ballet competitions and can be found dancing professionally in major companies including ABT, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, among others. Ms. Osiyeva is currently a full-time faculty member at the Harid Conservatory.