Teachers at
Lesko Ballet Academy

Maryna Lesko
Ballerina Maryna Lesko

Maryna Lesko

Ballet Teacher and Choreographer

Originally from Ukraine, Maryna Lesko studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. She was a ballet soloist in theaters in Ukraine, Russia and Poland. Maryna toured with the Russian theater in the USA, Australia and many countries in Europe and Asia.

Maryna's teaching career started in 2005. She was choreographer and ballet teacher in the Ukrainian national rhythmic gymnastics team from 2014 to 2017. Her team earned a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2018 Maryna relocated to New York where she continued her teaching career.

From many years of experience, Maryna became skilled at taking an individual and personalized approach to each student. Whether it's a classical ballet move by Vaganova or a French technique, Maryna's expertise helps her students achieve exceptional results and excel in many ballet styles.

Diana Yaholnytska

Hip-Hop and Contemporary Choreographer

Originally from Ukraine, Diana began her dancing career at Junior Academy of Motion. Since 2012 she participated in many dance festivals and competitions around Ukraine. Just to name a few, Diana and her team won a 2nd place at the International Competition of Arts "Source of Hope" in 2016. They were also awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize places at the Choreographic Festival-Competition "Dniprov Dance Extravaganza".

Diana believes in enjoyable environment for children where they will not just learn how to dance but have fun at the same time. Whether it's contemporary dance or hip-hop style, she uses her creativity, experience and skills to teach children how to properly express themselves via dancing.


Natali Zorkova
Fitness trainer Natali Zorkova

Natali Zorkova

Fitness and Personal Trainer

Natali graduated from Omsk University of Physical Culture and Sports. She dedicated 15 years to athletics and received the title of Master Of Sports in the 800 meters run. During her career, Natali was a participant in bkikini fitness competition, winner of running in stilettos as well as silver medalist in high-altitude running.

Natali received certificates in areas of fitness such as: cardio strike, athletic stretch, best fit and personal trainer.

Natali's many years of experience include 6 years of track and field coach for children and teenagers and 11 years as a fitness trainer. Designed for any fitness level, Natali's classes are engaging, fun and educational and contain elements of cardio workout, yoga, pilates and strength exercises.