Ekaterina Yurochkina has devoted all her life to ballet. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Russia practicing professional classic dance and acrobatics. When an adult, she moved to the US and entered a renowned studio of Dance Conservatory of New York, under the leadership of Valentina Kozlova, who became her mentor and coach, and who herself had broad experience on stage, including that of Bolshoi Theatre. Among other well known instructors of Ekaterina are David Howard, Aleksandr Filippov and Edward Ellison.
She adopted their choreographic artistry, encompassing Russian ingenuity and American skillfulness. During the ten years spent in New York she performed on different stages and took part in multiple projects. At the same time she worked as a model in the fashion industry where she became familiar with theater aesthetics, makeup and professional standards on the runway.
Gained experience is at the core of Ekaterina’s unique ballet and stretching methodology, defined by its individual touch and effective result for people of any age and physical shape. Her mission is to adapt ballet to living in a present-day metropolis. Until 2013 she had taught ballet and stretching to children and adults in New York City. Now she came back to Moscow to share her expertise and secrets of harmonious well-being with Russian folks.