Owner, Director, Script Writer
Marina is passionate about theater from early childhood. She was active participant in school drama group and played in few successful school productions.
During college years majoring in childhood education, Marina participated in college Comedy Club productions (KVN). As energetic member of Betar movement, she mastered organizational skills and became popular leader in the community.
After immigration to United States, Marina continues personal and professional development. Working for Sears Corporation, running daycare and managing healthcare practices were important steps in realizing her dream of owning business, interacting with children and being part of artistic circle.
“Bravo” Theater is a result of long journey, community of all people who value Russian language and culture.
Valeria Bileychuk is an versatile choreographer and classical ballet teacher passionately committed to the artistic development and education of future generations of dancers.
Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, she has established herself as an accomplished artist, performing and teaching master classes throughout the world. Right from the early childhood, Valeria developed a notable passion for music and dance and attended a professional dance studio at the age of four. Four years later, she has been accepted by the Classical Ballet Academy of Baku City, one of the oldest and prestigious ballet schools in Eastern Europe, where she continued her studies. Upon graduation with honors in 2002 and became the independent choreographer, Valeria has been involved in various musical theatre performances and educational projects, including "Swan Lake", "La Bayadère", "Seven Beauties", "Le Corsaire". She also been able to forge a career outside of the classic traditions of ballet, by offering Pilates, Yoga, Gymnastics and "Eastern Dance" classes.
Valeria's has passion for working with children and her special talent for encouraging and inspiring others offering young dancers with a unique classical ballet experience.
Mikhail Smigelski , born in St. Petersburg, Russia, has always combined his opera singing career with choral conducting. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in choral conducting from Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in 1998, he started his vocal career by first entering Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and, subsequently, University of Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany, where in 2012 he completed his Master’s degree in opera performance. Upon moving to the United States he earned a Master’s degree in choral conducting at Sam Houston State University and is currently working toward his Doctoral degree in opera vocal performance at the University of Texas at Austin.
Throughout his career, Mikhail toured Russia, Europe, and the United States as a opera soloist, part of vocal ensembles, conductor, and accompanist. He has been collaborating with such opera companies and ensembles as Theater Saint-Peterburg Opera, Theater Aachen, Theaters Solingen, Theater Leverkusen, Opera Leggera, ECCE, and many others. Mikhail diverse repertoire spans from early music to contemporary and experimental music.
Ed obtained B.S. in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University and Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.
When asked why he continues to get involved into volunteering work, he responded that theater brings so much joy to all involved, that is well worth cause to help and support.