Director - Authentic Pilates Studio
Principal Teacher Trainer – Authentic Pilates Education Australia
Certified - New York Pilates and Romana’s Pilates
Diploma – Professional Pilates Instruction 91491NSW
Cert 1V - TAE40110 / TAA40104
APEA - Principal Teacher Trainer / Educator
PAA - Level : Principal Trainer
Olga has been working in the health and body movement industry on and off for the past 40 years. She was a professional classical dancer with the Australian Ballet Company from 1971 to 1976, then certified as a personal trainer / fitness instructor in 1980. In 1986 she opened “Designing Moves” teaching body conditioning classes and managed the corporate gymnasium at Carlton United. She also taught movement classes to aspiring young actors as well as freelancing as dance coach at McDonald School of Performing Arts.
Olga trained in a number of Pilates studios over the years however it was when she experienced classical Pilates that she really found the true essence of the Authentic Pilates Method as developed by Joseph Pilates more than 90 years ago. Impressed by the authenticity, quality and integrity of the Pilates Method of Body conditioning, Olga was motivated to study the method and became a certified instructor of “The New York Pilates Method” and “Romana’s Pilates”.
Olga is principal trainer and founder of “Authentic Pilates Education Australia” teacher training programme in the classical pilates method and also manages her studio in Lilyfield NSW (Authentic Pilates Studio) .
BACKGROUND: Olga spent her early years travelling the world as a classical dancer with The Australian Ballet Company. She danced on stage with greats such as Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev and danced in the Australian Ballet’s film production of “Don Quixote”.
She resigned from the Australian Ballet Company in 1976 to pursue an acting career performing on stage, film and many television series including Cop Shop, Holliday Island and Chopper Squad to name a few. Olga’s first acting role in the ABC series “Glenview High” won her and ABC TV “Penguin Award” for the Best New Talent 1978.
Olga joined the Australian Ballet Company as guest artist in the 2006 Sydney season of Giselle. Her performance as “Bertha” marked Olga’s first appearance with the company in 30years.
Olga continues to perform as guest artist with the Australian Ballet Company:
Steven Bayne’s production of “Raymonda” 2007
Madam X – “Manon” 2009
Graham Murphy’s “Nutcracker” (The story of Clara) 2010.
Nurse - “Onegin” 2012
Nurse – Steven Bayne’s production of “Swan Lake” 2013
Anna – “La Sylphides” 2013
Madam X “Manon” 2014
Bertha – “Giselle” 2015