23601 Ridge Route, Suite A, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
Victor Kasatsky was born in Russia and received classical ballet training there. He was a principal dancer in the Moscow Classical Ballet. He met his wife Tatiana after she graduated from the Bolshoi Academy and also became a principal dancer with the Moscow Classical Ballet. Victor and Tatiana shared the stage with great dancers such as Natalya Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maya Plisetzkaya, Nadejda Pavlova, and Vladimir Malakhov. They also worked with world famous choreographers such as Pierre Lacotte and Alberto Alonso, and danced pieces choreographed by Roland Petit and George Balanchine.
In 1991, the married couple moved to the United States and joined the Los Angeles Classical Ballet. They also worked at the Long Beach Ballet Art Center, Daria Bearden Dance Studio and Pacific Coast Academy of Dance as artistic directors before realizing their dream by opening their own studio, V & T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy in 2008. V & T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy features classical Russian Vaganova ballet training.
Victor and Tatiana are recipients of the Teacher Recognition Certificate from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. They have won numerous Outstanding School/Outstanding Teacher awards at regional Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) competitions. Many of their students have excelled in ballet competitions and been awarded scholarships and/or accepted at prestigious companies around the US and Europe, which is a testament to Victor and Tatiana’s passion and success at developing promising young dancers.