VKDCNY was founded in 2003 by Valentina Kozlova (former Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer.) The VKDCNY teachers have all been recognized in international and national dance competitions.

The school’s philosophy is based on the traditional Russian Vaganova technique flavored with the American idiom.

Director & Coach

Valentina Kozlova

Current Teaching Artists

Nina Buisson
Boris Levine
Sharon McPeek
Olga Verterich
Vitaly Verterich

Past Teaching Artists

Jason Ambrose
Alexander Anderson
Paolo Arrais
Charles Askegard
Reema Bounajem
Margo Sappington
Victoria Rinaldi
Natasha Bar
Christopher Caines
Olga Dvorovenko
Jack Furlong


Past Teaching Artists (cont)

Dai Jiyan
Victor Kabaniaev
Edward Liang
Andris Liepa
Sharon McPeek
Igal Perry
Victor Plotnikov
Ludmila Raianova
Violette Verdy
Jelko Yuresha

Valentina Kozlova

Valentina Kozlova

Nina Buisson

Nina Buisson

Jack Furlong Jr

Jack Furlong Jr

Jason Ambrose

Jason Ambrose

Edward Liang

Edward Liang

Dai Jian

Dai Jian

Charles Askegard

Charles Askegard

Margo Sappington

Margo Sappington

Paulo Arrais

Paulo Arrais