Welcome to MyArt School!
MyArt is a unique creative school, which provides both dance and visual art education for children and adults with no age limit. We all recognize the benefits of having art in one’s life. It endows students with life skills that go far beyond just being able to dance or paint. Our goal is to build and further develop virtue and character through arts. We focus on developing both creativity and skills. Creativity is valued very highly in the contemporary society. Creative professions are in greatest demand. Purposeful creative people always find an opportunity to successfully realise their potential. Our classes help to make dreams come true and give the herenow enjoyment. Dance shows, performances and exhibitions are envisaged as an outcome of dance and art classes.
Veronika Sardiko – dance teacher
Veronika has been doing dance since the age of four. Before the age of 18 she did contemporary dance in the groups ‘Paradise’ and ‘Visage’. Veronika also did classical dance in the ballet studio of the Daugavpils Theatre, Latvia. During that period she participated in the championships of Latvia and Europe and repeatedly got the first prizes.
In 2007 – 2008 Veronika took classical ballet lessons in the Limerick Dance Academy.
From 2008 to 2012 she studied in the Music Academy of Latvia and obtained the Bachelor degree and the profession of a choreographer. The study programme included the methodology of teaching classical and modern dance, as well as mastering such types of dance as hip hop, step, ball dance, character dance. Veronika was taught by such teachers as Zita Errs , world famous ex prima ballerina, and Regina Kaupuzha, coach of the Latvian National Opera ballet troupe.
Before opening her dance school Veronika trained junior figure skaters of the Daugavpils Sport Club in classical dance. Also she trained children in contemporary dance in the studios Etude and HipHop in Riga (Latvia).
Hinata Halinan – dance teacher
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Hinata started her dance training at the age of 3. Her training was a mixture of Balanchine, Russian, and Paris Opera methods. During her training, she performed several roles, including The Nut Cracker (Clara), Flower Festival in Cinzano (Grand pas de deux), Sleeping Beauty, (Princess Aurora Variation Act.3), Tchaikovsky Pas de deux (Grand pas de deux), Le Corsaire (Grand pas de deux Act.2), The Ocean and Pearls (Grand pas de trois), Sleeping Beauty, (Princess Florine Grand pas de deux). While her training has mainly been in classical ballet, she has also performed creative modern contemporary ballet. She also has extensive experience as a teaching assistant. At the age of 17, she began training at the Tani Momoko Ballet Company School. Soon after, she attended the Summer intensive course at Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, Canada. During her time at the Tani Momoko Ballet Company school, she performed Paquita, Don Quixote Act.3, (Corps de ballet), Nut Cracker (Snow Flakes, Russian Dance), Swan Lake (Cygnet), and Raymonda Act.3 (Title Roll), as well as many products including creative classical ballet. After graduating from university in Tokyo, where she studied liberal arts, Hinata joined the Tani Momoko Ballet Company. She eventually left Japan to study in Ireland, and now teaches at MyArt School in Dublin.
Helene Thomas – yoga teacher
Originally from France, has been living in Dublin for the last 6 years. Yoga represents a philosophy of life for her. Helene’s primary goal for practising yoga is to attempt to take the lessons she learns on her mat into her daily living. Ultimately she hopes to establish and sustain a sense of balance, peace and joy despite the external environment and all the varying and transient circumstances that arise in life. Her increasing fascination with all of yoga led her to complete her yoga teacher for kids training certificate.
Maya Zukova – art teacher
Maya studied academic drawing and painting, sculpture, art history as well as different aspects of design and craft in the Art & Design School of Daugavpils (Latvia). She holds a Diploma in Environmental Design. Since the age of 18 Maya has participated in the painting and photo exhibitions in several cities of Latvia. She also studied in the Environmental Design Department of the Art Academy of Latvia, in Riga. While the Art Academy student, she participated in the Design exhibitions in Latvia and Italy with furniture design items as well as in the photo contests in Latvia and Europe and got the first prizes.
At the age of 21 Maya moved to Ireland. In 2008 she completed the course of photography of the Limerick College of Further Education. In 2010 – 2011 she worked as art teacher in Swords House School in Dublin. In 2014 she graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with the 1st Class Honours BA Degree in Visual Communication.
Maya is constantly practicing drawing and painting and exhibiting her works in Dublin. With her students she makes an emphasis on the academic rules of painting and drawing. This allows achieving maximum results in the technique and laying a proper foundation for the future creative development.
Elena Oleinik - craft teacher
Graphic designer, artist, art & craft teacher. Currently is running an art studio for kids in the Olympus Music, Dance and Art Academy, is doing workshops in the International Family Club and local primary schools, as well as adults’ paper craft classes in the Intercultural Centre, Clondalkin. Since September 2015 Elena has been teaching the craft of quilling at MyArt School to adults and children. To read more about quilling, go to our Art page.
Aggie Bryla – drama teacher
A theatre director, producer, actress and Seventh Land Theatre founder, she was born and grew up in Poland. Aggie holds MA in Theatre Degree from NUI Maynooth and the Gaiety School of Acting. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Polish Philology. Aggie is trained in viewpoints (her trainer is Stephanie Courtney – Fortune’s Fool Productions), devising (Antoinette Duffy), physical theatre (Michael McCabe), naturalism, Stanislavski’s techniques (Neil Pearson), acting skills (Patrick Sutton), clowning (Raymond Kean – Barabbas Theatre Company), directing (Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton – Fishamble). In her work she particularly focuses on on physical theatre, viewpoints, devising, fusion and experiments. Aggie directed two plays which were staged in Smock Alley Theatre: “THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. A FAIRY TALE OF DUBLIN” in 2014 and “WATER NYMPH” in 2015. In MyArt School Aggie runs Theatre workshops on Sundays and works in the camp.