OLGA KIFYAK was born to dance and in a short time has become principal ballerina par excellence. From the dramatic, to the lyrical to the tricks of a master, Kifyak has it all – public accolades and professional awards. In six short years Kifyak garnered 11 international dance awards: Bronze Medalist at Serge Lifar Iinternational Ballet Competition (IBC) in 2002 and in 2004 2 medals at the 5th IBC in Vienna, Austria; July 2004 she won an award at Third IBC in Rome, Italy and in April 2 years later, she won Silver at 6th Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition. In September of 2006 at the First International Yuri Grigorovich Ballet Competition "Young Ballet of Peace" she received a top award. In 2012, after just over ten years of profession dancing, Olga was also bestowed with the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine. Olga’s repertoire includes all the ballet classics: Swan Lake as Odette, Odile; Coppelia as Coppelia; Don Quixote as Kitri;Paquita as Paquita; La Bayadere as Gamzatti; Spartacus as Aegina; Raymonda; Giselle; Sleeping Beauty; Le Corsair; The Master and Margarita; Danielle; The Viennese Waltz and Lord Borisphen.
In 2004 she toured with former Bolshoi Prima Ballerina Anastasia Volochkova and prior to this she toured with International Festival of Ballet Stars of Ukraine, an international Festival of Vaslav Nijinsky, the Horegrafichesky Lotus Festival, the International Festival of the 21st century, and the International Festival of Young Talents in Prague, Czech Republic.
Her dance career started in 1998 when she studied at the Ukrainian Academy of Dance in Kiev and graduated with honors from the International Slavic University. She was invited to join the prestigious Ukrainian National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2001 immediately upon graduation from the Ukrainian Academy of Dance in Kiev.
From leading roles in dramatic Swan Lake, to lyrical Giselle, to exotic Gamzati in La Bayadere, Kifyak out performs and out shines her contemporaries. The Honored Artist of Ukraine, Kifyak is partnered by Sergey Kononenko, graduate of the St.Petersburg Vaganova Ballet Academy.