Elena Tokareva Baltovick began her classical ballet studies at the age of nine in her native Kiev, Ukraine at the National Choreographic Ballet School of Ukraine. She went on to dance with the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Ms. Baltovick came to the United States in 1992 and furthered her study of the Vaganova Method at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Connecticut, graduating with honors in 1994. In 1998, Ms. Baltovick graduated cum laude from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music and Ballet Pedagogy. During her college years, she danced with the company at the School of the Hartford Ballet. Her main coach during her studying at the University was world-famous Prima Ballerina, Ms. Alla Osipenko from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Ms. Baltovick’s repertoire includes The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, La Bayadere, Ramonda, and Paquita, among many others. While studying in Spain, she received additional training in flamenco dance. She is also certified to teach ballroom dance.
Elena Baltovick was Associate Ballet Mistress for both the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory in Connecticut, and the Faubourg School of Ballet in Illinois. She has also owned and managed a ballet school in Florida, and has guest taught master classes across the country. Elena’s current focus is the newly-created Danceology’s Academy of Classical Ballet (DACB), which opened in September 2014. Most recently, she was awarded the “Outstanding Teacher” award by Youth America Grand Prix (San Diego Semi-Finals, 2015).
Elena Baltovick is also a certified rhythmic gymnastics coach, and teaches at San Diego area gyms (including San Diego Rhythmic, Champion Rhythmic, and Emerald City Rhythmic). She was invited to be a guest choreographer for Northshore Rhythmic, home of the USA National Rhythmic team (Deerfield, IL). Ms. Baltovick specializes in strengthening, conditioning, flexibility and agility, and synthesizes her knowledge of rhythmic gymnastics and classical ballet when she works with her students.