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Arts for Hearts, Inc. is partnering with a number of sophisticated professionals to create a great learning experience for our students.
President of Arts for Hearts, Inc.
Anna Vasilevskaya was born in Novosibirsk, Russia. She studied Musical Theater at the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) in Moscow.
Anna has produced and directed numerous amateur plays in English and Russian. She has written a few original musicals for young actors, such as “No Way” and “Krisna, The Musical”. From 2012 to 2015, she has taught music and drama in a number of Montessori schools, and her enthusiasm and creativity were highly praised by the staff, the students, and the parents.
In the fall of 2014, Anna collaborated with Nelya Galiakbarova to create a Russian theater education program for young children entitled "1,2,3 - Act!" at the SecondStory Repertory theater in Redmond. The enrollment exceeded expectations by far.
Anna is currently teaching a unique class to young children known as "The Development of Musical Thinking" using the Brainin Method.
artistic director of Resonance Studio, LLC
Nelya Galiakbarova was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She graduated from Chelyabinsk State Academy of Arts and Culture as actress. Additionally, she is certified as a Teacher / Director of Children's Theatrical Productions.
After performing a several leading roles at the local state theater she moved to Moscow and finished her postgraduate study at the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) as a stage speech specialist. Then, she kept working there as the stage speech specialist at the actors' faculty.
Since 2011 Nelya has lived in the greater Seattle area with her husband and two children. In 2013 Nelya partnered up with Arts for Hearts, Inc. and Anna Vasilevskaya. They worked together on various theatrical projects, directed plays and worked with young and adult amateur actors.
In September 2014 Nelya took part in preparation of "1,2,3 – ACT!" program and has taught successfully theater classes to young children at SecondStory Repertory Theater for two years.
Nelya continues her professional education by learning different art’s technics and by attending voice and theater workshops throughout the world. She is currently a trainee in Linklater voice teacher program.