Artistic Director Katya Levental—a professional artist, teacher, and honours graduate of the renowned Surikov Institute – leads classes in painting, drawing and composition. Katya received a gold medal from the Academy of Artists for her thesis presentation, and her career has only blossomed from there. Prestigious galleries on both sides of the ocean feature her work, and enthusiastic reviews appear in American and European media. Katya’s far-ranging repertoire includes everything from still-lifes hanging in American and European museums, to monumental decorative paintings gracing the lobbies of Wall Street, to frescoes and murals in private homes in New York, Washington, Palm Beach, Moscow, Paris and other world capitals. A talented theatrical art designer as well as a painter, Katya’s diversity of experience thoroughly informs her pedagogy and inspires her students.
School Administrator Elena Vialova, a nature enthusiast and art lover, has combined her two passions in the creation of True Bohemians. She has crafted a truly charming and inspirational atmosphere at the school, giving students a one-of-a-kind educational experience.