Xavier Ferla
Maggie Parungao-Ferla


Lisa Evans
Elizabeth Insalaco
Maria Lamance
Angelica Quezada

2018 Ferla Ballet Intensive Guest

Anais Chalendard
Olga Iakovlevskaya
Brian Yoo

Guest Instructors

Joanna Berman
Brett Conway
Bat Erdene Udval
Marie Larsson Sturdy
Sofiane Sylve

Olga Iakovlevskaya

Olga Iakovlevskaya graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1978. Olga’s main mentor, Ninel Petrova, was one of the favourite students of famous Agrippina Vaganova. While performing in the theatre “Choreographic Miniatures of Leonid Jacobson” in St. Petersburg, Olga mastered a versatile repertoire. She could perform pure classical ballet numbers such as “Pas De Quatre” or “Female Variations” as well as character or grotesque dances as “Kumushki” (Gossipers) or “Rural Don Juan”.

The knowledge and skills she has gained helped her to become the in-demand teacher in Belgium where she moved to in 1993. Olga worked as a classical ballet teacher at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp and Brussels International Ballet School. She was in high demand as a guest teacher in various ballet schools in Belgium and the Netherlands and taught in various International Summer Programs. Later, she continued her career as a Senior classic ballet instructor at the Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada.

An outstanding education Olga received in one of the best ballet institutions of the world was not narrowed down to the deep knowledge of the Vaganova method but ampli?ed with serious research in the history of ballet and theatre, music, and art. All that formed Olga’s true passion for art, history, and philosophy. Olga's interests and expertise brought her additional activities outside the ballet class. Olga has numerous letters of appreciation for her contribution to the development of cultural relations between Belgium and Russia; she was even awarded a gold medal “In honor of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg” by the Russian President. The Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia, the EU, UNICEF, the Royal Family of Belgium and the Government of Belgium has recognized her.