Stella began dancing at the age of three in Tbilisi, Georgia where she quickly fell in love with the art form. After performing in the Nutcracker and other major ballet productions at only 10 years old, Stella moved to Russia where she trained under Polyakova and discovered her passion for teaching dance in addition to learning and performing. Inspired by her instructor, Stella’s dream of opening her own studio where she too could inspire young dancers was born!
In pursuit of this dream, Stella began assisting her own dance teacher when she was 12 years old and furthered her dance education by attending the Russian University of Culture and Arts. There, she founded Avenue, a dance company that performed at local city events, festivals, and fundraisers of all sizes. Stella continued to run Avenue while also performing with several other dance companies in Russia before moving to the United States.
Upon moving to Hollywood, Stella trained in various styles including jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and contemporary through professional college programs. While keeping her dream of opening her own studio in mind, she gained extensive experience by teaching many different styles of dance at several youth studios and schools.
In 2014, Stella opened her boutique dance studio to inspire the next generation of dancers in the West Hollywood community. Stellar Dance Studio is the epitome of a dream come true for Stella, and she looks forward to fulfilling many more dreams in the years to come. Throughout her dance career, watching her students learn and achieve their goals on and off the stage has fueled Stella to keep dreaming big. She is so excited to continue growing Stellar Dance Studios in the West Hollywood Community and beyond!