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Vadim Burciu
Vadim Burciu

Mr. Burciu was born in 1976 in Moldova.  He graduated from the Chisinau Academi of Dance in 1995 and began working in Chisinau National Theatre of Opera and Ballet.  In 2001, he was awarded a diploma at the International Ballet Competition in Constanta, Romania.  Mr. Burciu worked with Carolina Ballet Company from 2005 to 2007.  He has toured in Spain, Italy, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Greece, and Switzerland.  His repertoire includes Pas de deux (Giselle), Pas de deux (Corsare), James (Silfida), Harlequin (Swan Lake), Blue Bird (Sleeping Beauty), and many others. Mr. Burciu’s joined the Manassas Ballet Theatre in 2007.

Sara Gaydash
Sara Gaydash

Originally from Ohio, Ms. Gaydash was recognized as “Gifted in the Arts” and graduated as high school Valedictorian.  She has studied with Inna Stabrova, Dmitry Tuboltsev, and Sergei Fokin, and was the Junior Youth Grand Prix winner in Chicago in 2003.She received full scholarships to summer programs such as the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. This is her second year with the Manassas Ballet Academy. Sara also dances with Manassas Ballet Theatre.

Dennis Vezetiu
Dennis Vezetiu

Born in Moldova, Mr. Vezetiu trained at the Academy of Ballet of Republica Moldova from 2000 to 2004. Upon graduation, he joined the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Republica Moldova. From 2005-2006, he danced with the National Opera of Bucharest. From 2006-2007, he danced with the Chisinau National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, where he toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States. His repertoire includes Russian, Chinese, and Spanish variations (Nutcracker), Franz (Coppelia), and Ali (Le Corsaire). Mr. Vezetiu joined Manassas Ballet Theatre in 2008.
Heather Hebda
Heather Hebda
A native of Pittsburgh, Ms. Hebda studied at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a minor in Arts Administration.  She also trained at Point Park College in Pittsburgh; LaRoche College; Ballet Met in Columbus, Ohio; Ballet Austin; and the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet.  Ms. Hebda has worked as dance and ballet instructor and choreographer at Spacecoast Ballet, The Dancezone, and King Street Dance in Florida.  In addition, she has danced in various dance teams and including appearances at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA games.  She dances with Manassas Ballet Theatre.

Amy Grant Wolfe
Amy Grant Wolfe

Born in Buffalo, New York, Mrs. Wolfe has danced since age 5. She has a B.A. degree in Theatre (Summa cum Laude) from Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland and a M.F.A. in Dance from Southern Methodist University where she twice received the Meadows Award as an outstanding dance student and won the Betty Furguson Award as Outstanding Graduate student. As a professional dancer she has been a soloist with Ballet Dallas, Ballet Midland, Irving Ballet, Richardson Ballet, Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, Southwest Dance Collective, Ohio Opera Company and Berea Summer Theatre. After moving to Manassas in 1990 Amy became a teacher at the Manassas Ballet Academy and a principal dancer with Manassas Ballet Theatre. In 1997 Amy became Associate Director of Manassas Ballet Theatre and helped lead the expansion of the Company into a professional ballet company. In 1999 Mrs. Wolfe became the Artistic Director of Manassas Ballet Theatre.  Under her leadership Manassas Ballet Theatre has become the largest performing arts organization in our community.