7 ways to conquer performance anxiety

If every time before going on stage you feel nervous, have performance anxiety, or even ready to call the whole thing off, and you want to conquer this feeling, here are my thoughts. The 3 basics I have been performing on stage since the age of 6. Many people around me, my students, colleagues and audience think at this point of my life as an…


On Choreographing

The Art of Starting or The Magic of Inspiration When we talk about creating anything there is always a presence of the Mysterious and Charming Angel of Inspiration. I think nowadays there is quite a sober attitude to the magic of inspiration as the main source of any creation. I really like the quote from an interview with the film composer John…


Johnny Lloyd. Pearls of Wisdom for dancers.

Some people inspire me so much. The thought of them makes me want to fly,  improve, be more curious... One of these people is Johnny Lloyd.   I met Johnny about 7 years ago. I was still living in Saint Petersburg at that time and just started dancing swing. Johnny was hired for Swing Fest, an event by Michaylo Petrov. He was a very different…


7 essential tips for learning & growing in Jazz Dance

In this post, I am going to share something precious that helps me improve my jazz dancing every day. I took it from my own experience of studying dance every single day since I was 6 years old as well as diving into Jazz culture for the last 8 years. 7 essential tips for learning & growing, finding your voice & style in an improvisation -…


Announcing "Jam Circle": a Community Platform

Today I am very excited to launch our new community sharing platform for all members. Jam Circle is a modern, adaptable forum-style website that is designed to serve as a companion to the "Secrets of Solo" online courses, connect our Members with chat and sharing facilities, and provide a place where I can interact and provide direct feedback to…