Olga Aru, a native of Ukraine, has danced with The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker which toured internationally, The Imperial Russian Ballet, the Ballet Festival Mikkelin in Finland, the Silesian State Opera in Poland, the Cairo Opera Ballet, Les Ballet Persans in Stockholm, Sweden, the Touring Company Franceconcert, and Brighton Ballet Theater. While touring with The Moscow Ballet, she was in charge of the children’s auditions as audition director, ballet master, and assisting with choreography. She has received a grant from Aleph Dance Company in Rome, and has been a guest artist and teacher with numerous dance companies in the US. She received her Diploma from the Donetsk State Ballet School and Degree from the Kiev State Ballet College in The Ukraine. She is very excited to be joining VNB for the 2018-19 Season.