Our School Team

Vira Kharchenko

In 2012 Vira graduated with honours from Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Academy named after Serge Lifar and joined Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine as a corps de ballet dancer. In the course of 2012-2013 she had a chance to perform a variety of corps de ballet and small soloist roles.

Having joined the Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia by the invitation from the Choreographer and Artistic Director Konstantin Uralskiy in 2013, Vira became a Principal Ballet Dance the same year and performed a number of leading roles in ballets like “Swan Lake”, “The Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Edith Piaf”. By 2015 Gained a BA in Choreography Teaching.

Since 2013 – 2019 her repertoire included leading roles in a variety of ballets such as “Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, “The Nutcracker”, “Le Corsaire”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Chopiniana”, “La Bayadere”. Many of them were also performed on the stages of France, Poland and Great Britain during theatre tours.

In 2018 Vira moved permanently to the UK continuing her work as an invited soloist in Ukrainian companies and taking part in some contemporary projects in Great Britain. She especially enjoyed working with emerging choreographers.

From 2019 she started to consolidate her dancing career with teaching. Currently working for Performing Arts College “Bodyworks company” in Cambridge, Vira is often invited to teach ballet intensives and open classes in London.