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Irina Tomushev

Originally from Ukraine, Irina studied ballet in her native city of Lvov at Lvov Opera ballet school. After moving to Bay Area she continued studying under Christine Morgan at L’Ecole de Dance and Florian Saqellari at Ballet Expression performing solo pieces in company productions. Irina also studied under Luana Hidalgo at San Jose Ballet school.

In 2009, she joined Cassand Ballet and studied under Maître Rodolphe Cassand, for whom she performed solo pieces in his original works for several years and assisted Mr. Cassand with rehearsals.

In 2016 Irina joined San Jose Dance Theater under Linda Hurkmans artistic director and taught ballet classes for children and adults until 2022. While teaching in SJDT Irina was certified in Progressive Ballet Technique and was teaching the course to help dances achieve best results.

Irina loves teaching and choreographing for children and adults developing their creativity, understanding of music and movement.

Irina Tomushev