MON - THUR 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM | SAT 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Svetlana Datseva


Svetlana Datseva

artistic director/Ballet Mistress/Classical Ballet Instructor

(Vaganova Trained)

Svetlana Datseva graduated from the Cherepovets College of Arts in Russia majoring in classical (Vaganova method) and character dance. She later joined the State Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia as a solo and corps de ballet performer in classical, modern, and character dance. While performing with the company and teaching dance at local studios, Datseva received her bachelor's degree with honors in Stage Management at the St. Petersburg University of Culture & Arts. Upon graduation, she worked for several years as a lead dancer and choreographer in the cruise industry. Svetlana moved to the United States in 2003 and started teaching classical and character dance in St. Petersburg, Florida where she performed and choreographed for numerous productions like The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cinderella, and more. Datseva has been coaching students for prestigious competitions like YAGP and IBC. Her solo and ensemble choreography were awarded in USA and Russia. She began teaching at the Patel Conservatory in 2002. While there, Svetlana also worked with Opera Tampa on staging and choreography.

Why Us?

It is our passion, experience and dedication to every student. In a professional, state of the art studio. With skilled and caring professionals.

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L'Academie of Dance was created to give ALL students the highest quality classes available so if they choose later to apply what they have learned in a professional manner they have been given the correct tools to do so.

We provide a solid foundation of professional dance instruction which is based in classical ballet. Our dance program includes positive feed back, assesment, placement, coaching, performance and competition in a nuturing, caring and positive environment.

Every student is important to us! We work as a team to provide classes that are age appropriate, challenging, positive and goal oriented. Our focus is developing technique, artistry, confidence and happy dancers who excel in life.​

Instructor Classes

  • MON
  • TUES
  • WEDProgressing Ballet TechniqueAdvanced PointeVariation
  • FRIClosed
  • SAT
  • SUNClosed