meet miss Larysa
Larysa Columbo was born in Tatarstan, Russia. At 10 years old she was chosen to attend the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, Russia and studied Ballet there for eight years. Out of her eight years of study at the Vaganova Ballet Academy, she was chosen to perform for the Kirov Ballet Company which has been ranked as one of the best ballet companies in Russia and the world. She then went to study at the St.Petersburg Regional College .In 1982 Larysa studied at the Kiev State University of Art in Kiev, Ukraine and in 1988 obtained her Masters Degree in Dance at Kiev State University.
Since 2003 Larysa has been a professor of dance at Rowan University and has taught many classical dance pieces such as “Don Quixote”, Poloneze from “ Evgene Onegin” and many more outstanding performances by her students. Teaching Ballet through out the state in many privately owned dance companies, her students have risen to go on to such higher education facilities as University of Utah, Virginia University , Monclair University and the Jofrey Dance Academy.
Larysa currently brings her education and skill to Not Your Ordinary Dancers and teaches ballet to all ages.