Artistic Team

Robert Hoffman

Robert G. Hoffman resides in New York City. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, was graduated from Boston Latin School (1947), Harvard College (A.B. 1951) and the Wharton Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. 1954). Bob married Linda Weiss in 1958. Linda is a retired Professor of Chemistry at Baruch College of the City University of New York. They have a son, Sam, who resides in New York City and whose profession is in the field of finance...

Tatiana Feodorovna Konstantinova
Artist, Photographer, Designer

Tatiana Konstantinova was born on January 1, 1982. She lives in Moscow. Both of her parents came from creative backgrounds - this influenced Tatiana's current professional interests.

In 2005 she graduated from the "Moscow State University of Culture and Art." She then completed courses in "Graphic Design and Advertising Design," "Computer Graphics," and "Artistic Architectural and Environment Design." In November 2010 she received her Diploma in "Art and Journalistic Photography."

As a hobby she enjoys drawing and painting.

Tatiana met Bob Hoffman in November 2002. She attended the Premiere of his ballet "Pater Olympian." The ballet made a deep impression on her. The creative aspirations of the author, his understanding of beauty, admiration and love of Russia, its boundless space, the love of Russian culture and a deep understanding of the Russian soul - shows him as a deeply insightful human being. All this makes Mr. Hoffman a true joy to work with.

Yekaterina Miyalnaya

Yekaterina Miyalnaya was born on August 2, 1982 in Tashkent (the capital of Uzbekistan) and she grew up there. In 2003 she graduated from the Tashkent State Economic University. Since 2004 she has been living and working in Moscow. Yekaterina works in the field of banking.

Her hobbies are Latin American dance, classical and pop music.

Yekaterina met Bob in 2006. Their common love for classical music and ballet made them friends. When Yekaterina saw the ballet "Pater Olympian" (in its recorded version) she was struck by a remarkable combination of a successful businessman and a sensitive and creative artist in the same person. Bob is a sincere and open man. It is a real pleasure to work and communicate with him.

Jennifer MacDonald

Boston Latin School, Class of 1983. Ballet training, Boston School of Ballet. Piano study, New England Conservatory of Music. Columbia University, B.A., 1990, M.A., 1992, Honors in Art History.

Study abroad includes two years in Paris with academic study at the Sorbonne and training in ballroom dance at Ecole de Danse de George et Rosy. A year in London concluded with a Certificate from the Royal Society of Arts, Cristie's Education.

Travel to many countries includes Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

Jennifer travels routinely to Buenos Aires where she fuels her passion for Argentine tango. She has studied and performed with the late Carlos Gavito.

Alongside dance, work in New York City includes two years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as stints at various New York art galleries.

Most importantly, Jennifer worked with her father in numerous theatre projects until his untimely death in 2002.

Helen Rudneva (Elena Roudneva)

Helen Rudneva was born and grew up in Moscow.

She graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University in 1980. She worked as an interpreter, teacher of English and Russian, travel agent and guide. She is a licensed guide in Moscow and its museums including Moscow Kremlin. She is a member of the Association of guides, interpreters and tour managers.

She is fond of classical music and literature, gardening. Her specialty is Russian history and history of Arts.

Helen has one son Andrei Roudnev. He is a dental surgeon in Moscow.

In regard to the ballet project Helen remembers: «I met Bob Hoffman in November 2000 when I gave him the Kremlin tour in Moscow. Our common love of classical music and classical ballet made us friends. When Bob decided to work at the production of his ballet «Pater Olympian» in Russia I agreed to be his consultant and assistant.

The project was very interesting and unusual. It consisted of different ballets. Leading Russian and American dancers were engaged in it.

The ballet was premiered in spite of a difficult international situation and tensions in Russia.

It was the time of the terrorist act in New York on September 11, 2001 and the seizure of the theatre by terrorists at Dubrovka in Moscow in October 2002. So the premiere of the ballet in Moscow was a real heroic feat for Art's sake.

During the work at the project I came to know Bob Hoffman very well and could appreciate his remarkable personal nature and business qualities. He is a generous and tactful man. Bob is a talented, energetic and experienced businessman. His dedication to Art is selfless and overwhelming.

Dasha Lyakisheva
Artistic Advisor – Dance

Dasha Lyakisheva was born in Moscow June 21, 1985. She joined the Moscow State Academy of Choreography at the age of 10. From 2000 till 2003 she studied at the School of Classical Dance of Gennady Ledyakh.

In 2003 she graduated from the School with excellent grades. Upon graduation she was invited as a solo dancer to the theatre “State Academic theatre of Classical Ballet” of Kasatkina and Vassilyov.

Dasha Lyakisheva was a laureate of numerous International ballet contests.

She performs leading and solo roles in ballets “Don Quixote”, “Nutcracker”, “Cinderella”, “Spartakus” and “Swan Lake”.

Dasha Lyakisheva tours a lot with the company “State Academic Theatre of Classical Ballet” and dances at leading stages of Europe, Asia and America with enormous success.

Dasha in role of Fury of Jealousy - World Premiere December 6, 2002

In December 2002 Dasha Lyakisheva performed beautifully the role of Fury of Jealousy in the Premiere of “Pater Olympian” in Moscow. Her performance was sensational.

Since June 2009 Dasha is an Artistic advisor on ballet to Bob Hoffman.

Eurydice Kelley

Eurydice Kelley grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. For most of her young life, Eurydice passionately pursued a career as a classical ballet dancer. After an injury in her junior year of high school, she chose instead to attend Barnard College in New York City. After graduating, she worked as the Executive Director of Jane Addams Peace Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding the educational programs of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Eurydice earned her “juris doctor” from Brooklyn Law School in 2003. She has represented a variety of businesses and individuals in general civil litigation and transactional matters. She is presently an Associate Attorney with Rosenthal & Herman, P.C. in New York City practicing matrimonial law.

Eurydice went to high school at Boston Latin School which is also Bob Hoffman’s alma mater. She and Bob Hoffman first met in May 1992 at the workshop presentation of Pater Olympian at Boston Latin School. In October 2009, when Bob needed legal advice and representation in artistic matters in the United States he contacted Eurydice. Since Eurydice remains fueled with passion for classical ballet, she agreed not only to be an advisor to Bob in legal matters but to join the Artistic Team as an advisor to Bob in ballet.

Eurydice lives in New York City with her husband Josh and her daughter Evlalia.

Julie Petry

Julie Petry grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States, where her love of dance began.

As Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance, Ms. Petry presently resides with Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Holding an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a BFA from the University of Arizona, she teaches both dance and theatre coursework and loves exploring these crossroads.

Previously on the faculty at Dominican University in River Forest, IL Julie enjoys directing, choreographing and collaborating on multiple types of productions. Working in the mid-west/Chicago region for over 12 years, she has worn multiple hats from aerial artist to dialect coach.

Receiving two Emmy nominations (regional) for her work with HeartSong Communications, her performing and/or directing/choreographic background further includes companies such as: Metropolis Theatre (IL), Dance Chicago (IL); Duets for My Valentine (IL); Around the Coyote Festival (IL); Light Opera Works (IL); Southern Arizona Light Opera Company (AZ); Lira Dance Ensemble (IL); Sarasota Opera (FL); Ballet Entre Nous (IL); AMEBA Aerial and Acrobatic Dance (IL); Tom & Susana Evert Dance Theatre (OH); Ensemble Espanol (IL); and the Kenny Rogers/Toy Shoppe National Tour.

Julie is delighted to serve as a consultant to Robert G. Hoffman Productions as she was an original performing member of the Tucson, AZ "Pater Olympian" cast.