Verona Ballet
School of Classical Ballet, located in Verona, NJ, was founded in 1997 by Alissa Kossov to develop and train children and adult dancers in ballet, jazz, contemporary broadway and ballroom dance.
Alissa Kossov: Artistic Director and Choreographer Alissa Kossov: Artistic Director and Choreographer

Alissa Kossov: Artistic Director and Choreographer Alissa Kossov was born and raised in Russia. From a very early age she has been involved with the world of professional ballet. She graduated from Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, where Alissa received some of the best training that the Russian ballet school has to offer.

Albina Ghazaryan: Ballet Teacher Albina Ghazaryan: Ballet Teacher

Albina Ghazaryan trained at the Armenian National Ballet School and joined the Armenian National Ballet as a soloist in 2004. In 2011, she joined the Israel Ballet company as a principal dancer. Albina is a laureate of the Grigorovich International Ballet competition in 2010. She has extensive classical ballet repertoire including Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Nutcracker, Carmen, and Spartacus, to name a few.

Galina Shapovalova: Character Master Classes Galina Shapovalova: Character Master Classes

Galina Shapovalova graduated from Moscow Academy of Ballet. She was a leading soloist for 18 years with Russian Dance Company of Moscow. Ms. Shapovalova also graduated from The National Ballet School of Canada Teachers Program. She has a solid background teaching in Russia, North America and Canada.

For the past eight years Galina has been a respected ballet teacher at Bayview School of Ballet, in Toronto, Canada.

Jayne E. Gendreau: Broadway and Contemporary dance teacher Jayne E. Gendreau: Broadway and Contemporary dance teacher

Ms. Jayne E. Gendreau has been studying dance for over 20 years and teaching dance for 8 years. Her training has primarily focused on ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, and musical theatre, but Jayne she has experience in most dance styles including tap, African Dance, ballroom, and acro. In 2015, Jayne graduated from Montclair State University with a BA in Dance Education with cum laude standing. While attending Montclair, she performed works by Martha Graham, José Limon, Christian Von Howard, Anna Sokolow, Maxine Steinman, and Lynne Grossman. Furthermore, Jayne has performed pieces by Jaclyn Walsh at the 2016 Capezio A.C.E. Awards, as well as participating in the Almagate Artists Series 10, Joelle Cosentino's Impressions at Symphony Space, and Dancer's Responding to Aides at the Joyce Theatre.

Along with her vast performance background, Jayne has taught children 3-18 years of age of all different skill levels, including children with special needs. Recently, Jayne developed Pride Academy Charter School's first Dance Program. She is now the director and main teacher of the program at the middle school in East Orange, New Jersey.

Along with teaching at the charter school and different studies throughout New Jersey, Jayne enjoys practicing yoga, fitness, and continuing her own dance education.

Alexei Kossov: Ballroom Teacher Alexei Kossov: Ballroom Teacher

Born in Vladivostok, Russia. He's got his education in Moscow (nuclear physics). Currently working as programmer in New York City, NY (computers and dancing were always and still are important parts of his life). He likes "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars", enjoys good music and good company.

Alexei had long and successful carrier as professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, adjudicator and coach.