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Vladimir Issaev

Artistic Director

Mr. VLADIMIR ISSAEV is currently Ballet Master, Choreographer & Artistic Director of his own school Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet and of the professional company Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. He began his ballet studies at the Choreographic School of Voronezh, obtaining the degree of “Ballet Artist” in 1973. After working as a ballet dancer for several years at the Opera House of Ufa and the Opera House of Odessa, he was admitted at  the State Institute of Arts Lunacharsky G.I.T.I.S. in Moscow where graduated in 1986 as Ballet Master and Master Choreographer with the highest grades and honors of the Institution.  In 1987 he moved to Venezuela where worked with Choreographer Vicente Nebrada at the Ballet Nacional de Caracas- Teresa Carreño. 

He relocated to Miami in 1997. Since then he has worked with the most prestigious ballet schools and companies in South Florida such as Miami City Ballet School for five years, Magda Aunon School of Ballet, Orlando Ballet, among others and several international companies, International Ballet competitions and a guest teacher for the most important ballet schools around the world such as the Vaganova Ballet Academy of Saint Petersburg, Russia; The National Ballet School of Beijing, The National Ballet School in Lima, Peru and the Korean Universal Ballet. As a Choreographer he has staged several ballets in Russia, United States, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Japan and Venezuela.

Vladimir Issaev was received numerous awards such as “Best Choreographer” in Palm Springs, California; Honorable Merit Diploma from the Terpsihora Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts of Dance of Saint Petersburg, Russia, in recognition for his outstanding performance enhancing the art of classical ballet on the Vaganova Style in the United States; Most influential teacher by the National Advancement for the Arts of the US and Best Educator in the Arts by the Florida Alliance of Arts Educators. Vladimir Issaev has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Classical Dance Alliance and the UNESCO International Dance Council. Also a recipient of Miami Life Awards 2015, Mr. Issaev continues to represent the United States of America in different International Festivals and Ballet Competitions where he is continuously invited as a juror and director.

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