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Slawomir and Irena Woźniak are recognized worldwide for their ability to consistently produce award winning students that receive scholarships to coveted ballet programs such as the American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet and Princess Grace Academy in Monaco. Students continuously win prizes and medals in competitions in Russia, Bulgaria, Berlin, China and across the USA. Recent graduates of their full time program have gone on to dance with American Ballet Theatre, Tulsa Ballet, Colorado Ballet Junior Company and Dutch National Ballet Junior Company.
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Master Ballet Academy Students (Past and Present)
Madison Penney Youth Amercia Grand Prix Royal Ballet... PC: Eva Nys
Juliet Doherty Youth Amercia Grand Prix Scholarships PC: Peddecord Photo
Tia Wenkman Youth Amercia Grand Prix USA IBC Jackson 2018 Bronze
Gisele Bethea YAGP ABT Moscow PC: Benjamin Majors
Robbie Downey YAGP USA IBC XI Colorado Ballet Junior Company PC: Rachel Neville Photo
Avery Gay Yagp PC: Rachel Neville Photo
Jack Beckham YAGP Varna IBC junior first prize 2016 Tulsa Ballet PC: Ed Flores Photography
Liliana Lizalde YAGP USA IBC XI PC: Holly Ireland Photography
Joel Dichter YAGP Youth Grand Prix '18 YAGP First Place '17 & '16 YAGP NYC FInals '18, '17, '16 PC:
Jaden Grimm YAGP Second Place '17 & '18 YAGP NYC Finals '17 & '18 USA IBC XI PC: Rachel Neville Photo
Basia Rhoden YAGP NY Finals 3rd Place '18 YAGP Las Vegas 1st Place '18 ADC IBC 2nd Place Contemp. '18 PC: YAGP
Misha Broderick YAGP NYC Finals 3rd Place '18 YAGP NYC Finals '17 PC: Eva Nys Photography
Now well known throughout the professional ballet community all over the world, Slawomir first joined the ballet of the National Opera in Warsaw as a first soloist in 1991. From 2000-2011 he was a principal dancer with the company. In Warsaw he performed all leading male parts and also gave guest performances at many theaters in Poland and abroad. He was a Guest Artist with Bulgarian National Ballet, Greek National Ballet, Arena Di Verona Ballet and many others. In 2000 Slawomir Woźniak graduated from the Ballet Pedagogy at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. For many years he had conducted dance courses for young Americans during Summer Intensive programs.
Together with his American partner Kathleen Arcierci, he won a bronze medal at the Third International Ballet Competition in New York in 1990. In 1993 Mr. Woźniak won a bronze medal at the First International Ballet Competition in Nagoya, Japan. Slawomir Woźniak was also a Jury Member for Polish International Ballet Competition in Gdansk, Poland.
Slawomir, along with his wife (Irena) and 2 sons (Michael and Slawomir Jr) moved the the United States in 2007 and founded Master Ballet Academy in Scottsdale, AZ. The academy attracts exceptionally talented students from all over the world. Under the guidance and instruction of the Woźniaks many of these students win top awards and scholarships from Youth America Grand Prix, Moscow International Ballet Competition (IBC), USA IBC, Varns IBC, World Ballet Competition, American Dance Compettion IBC and more. Many of the young, up and coming, MBA students already perform lead roles with the Phoenix Ballet at the Orpheum Theatre and perform as guest artists nationally and internationally each year.
Irena Woźniak started her ballet training at the age of eleven in Gdansk, Poland, at the State Ballet School. At age sixteen, while Irena was still a student, she was asked to dance with the Professionals in Opera Baltycke’s, production of Snow White. Irena had the opportunity to train under some of the world’s most esteemed Dancers and Teachers including; Nathalie Bessmertnova, Yuri Grigorovich, Cynthia Harvey, Pierre Lacotte, Natalia Makarova, Lorca Massine, and Irek Mukhamedov, all of whom inspired Irena with an incredible passion for ballet. Irena graduated with high honors after performing and touring in many concerts and galas throughout Europe.
After graduating, Irena received the position of soloist at Wroclaw Opera House in Poland. It was there that she met her husband, Slawomir, as they performed leading roles together, such as Cinderella, Swan Lake and Giselle. Their performance in Swan Lake left an unforgettable impression on all those who were fortunate enough to see it. Irena performed in a host of other ballets including: La Gitana, D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers, Chopiniana – Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and The Nutcracker.
In 1988 Irena joined the Teatr Wielki in Lodz, Poland, along with Slawomir, where they both performed in all of the company’s Repertories and Tours throughout Europe. A few years later, in 1991, Irena joined the Warsaw National Opera House as soloist and she danced with the company until her retirement which brought her to the Valley of the Sun. She moved to Phoenix in 2007 with her husband, while her two sons, Slawomir Jr. and Michal, were training on full scholarships in New York City at American Ballet Theatre.
Since living in Phoenix, Irena has trained hundreds of young dancers at Master Ballet Academy, the studio she owns and operates with her husband Slawomir. Since 2007 her accomplishments as a ballet instructor include training her students for international ballet competitions in Berlin, China, San Diego, Florida, and New York in which they have placed with medals and scholarships. Irena instills in each of her students, her love for ballet, and she passes along her own training and performance experiences. Irena inspires her students with her passion, attention to detail, knowledge of classical ballet, and understanding of expression. All of these qualities make Irena one of the most sought after Instructors in Phoenix.
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