Hello! My name is Olga Jacobs! I am Russian native! I was trained S.Petersburg Russia Vaganova style Ballet. It based on graduate training of muscle memory of student. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range. The Vaganova method encourages dancers to move their arms, legs and torso together in perfect harmony. A strong torso is a necessity for the Vaganova method, as the torso forms the foundation of all movements.
Please let me know if you are interested! I have 30 years teaching experience.
Thank you for request. Hope see soon,
Olga , my cell 256-783-9948
SHE`S VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE BALLET,EVEN THE DETAILS SHE`S INCREDIBLE.
I had Ms.Olga’s ballet class and character dance class since I was 13 years old through 15 years old, was taught Russian Vaganova techniques, and I really learned a lot of great techniques to show gracefully on the stage. Ms.Olga’s class was pretty tough but at the same time it was really fun to get knowledge of the body and Russian ballet. Ms.Olga also taught me to become more flexible so that I can do more great techniques to show the audience and that made my life now I think. Ms.Olga is not only a wonderful person as my teacher but also in her personality. I love her teaching me and other students.
Olga loves her students and she loves to teach. She truly cares about them learning proper technique, form and vocabulary. She cares about them as people. She doesn’t care only about those who have natural facilities and turn out, she wants them to enjoy and have fun. My daughter started with her at age 3, she is now a professional ballet dancer with a company. She always takes a class with her when she can even if it is a beginning class.
Her passion for dancing - just take one or two classes with her, and her passion for dance, emanates from her. It's contagious. Her passion for improving skill sets and framing this as it applies to life - To know bits of information is one thing, to be wise is another. She doesn't just glaze over skill sets, she focuses on principle, and drills it until it is internalized. As with any principle, this is applicable to all facets of life. Her caring spirit for her students - she genuinely cares about her students, and seeing them improve. She cares about building their confidence, their self-esteem, and their outlook on life. She helps to nurture respect for each other as partners, as teammates, and how integral it is to encourage others and to help build them up. Her sense of humor and optimistic outlook on life in general - She always made time to have fun, and showed up with a great attitude. Her professionalism - she always was flexible and made time for lessons and appointments. She was always quick to respond. If something needed to be changed she communicated in a timely manner and accommodated. I began my dance journey at the young age of 32. I'm an adult male, who has never had any dance experience prior to this. She had a lot of patience with me in the beginning, and encouraged my improvement. Over a two year period, i had three different partners, but the single, stable variable was Olga. She continued to work with me during transitions, and encouraged me coming to a technique class. I eventually came to her Pilates and ballet class as well to help improve. I only ended up at one competition, as a student/teacher category, but it was a great learning experience. I had never imagined i would ever dance in a competition. I was devastated when her family had to move to Tampa. I enjoyed working with her family, and they became very dear to me in my everyday life. Huntsville's loss is Tampa's gain. I think anyone that chooses to work with OlgaDNZ will receive a wonderful growing experience.
Avaluating syllabus level first.
Vaganova training in S.Petersburg Russia
Started teaching career at Conservatory in S.Petersburg Russia.
Helping with Nutcracker production.
Goals and skills and weaknesses.