Olivier Pardina is the Principal Teacher for the Pre-Professional division of the Miami City Ballet School. He is a recipient of the teaching degree issued by the French Ministry of Culture. He started his Ballet training with his father and was taught by Master teachers from the Paris Opera Ballet School. At age 16, he became a Principal Dancer and toured the world performing with major Ballet companies. Rudolf Nureyev became his mentor while working with him and he replaced him at the Covent Garden in London.
Mr. Pardina taught at the Harid Conservatory for more than 20 years and among his successful students he trained and coached, Marcelo Gomez, Principal Dancer at ABT. He is very active as a jury member for International Dance Competitions and guest artist, having taught at ABT, San Francisco Ballet School, the Rock School, the Orlando Ballet School, the Youth America Grand Prix… He also teaches regularly in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Columbia.