Olga Tamara is the director of Authentic Pilates Studio, founder and Principal Trainer of Authentic Pilates Education Australia (APEA) teacher training program in Sydney Australia. She is Vice President of the Pilates Alliance Australasia.
Olga first experienced Pilates during her years as a professional classical dancer with the Australian Ballet Company from 1971 to 1976.
She then went on to be a certified personal trainer / fitness instructor in 1980. In 1986 she opened “Designing Moves” teaching body-conditioning classes and managed the corporate gymnasium at “Carlton United”. She also taught movement classes to aspiring young actors as well as freelancing as dance coach at McDonald School of Performing Arts.
Olga was certified in 2003 with the NY Pilates and Romana’s Pilates and has completed the Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (91491NSW), cert IV Training and Assessment and Anatomy & Physiology with Australia College of Natural Therapies.
Olga now manages her own studio in Lilyfield NSW as well as facilitating teacher training Seminars in Authentic Pilates Education Australia Teacher Training Course.
Olga still performs with the Australian Ballet freelancing as guest artist in Character roles.
BACKGROUND: Olga spent her early years travelling the world as a classical dancer with The Australian Ballet Company. She danced on stage with greats such as Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev and danced in the Australian Ballet’s film production of “Don Quixote”.
She resigned from the Australian Ballet Company in 1976 to pursue an acting career performing on stage, film and many television series including Cop Shop, Holliday Island and Chopper Squad to name a few. Olga’s first acting role in the ABC series “Glenview High” won her and ABC TV “Penguin Award” for the Best New Talent 1978.
Olga joined the Australian Ballet Company as guest artist in the 2006 Sydney season of Giselle. Her performance as “Bertha” marked Olga’s first appearance with the company in 30years.
Olga continues to perform as guest artist with the Australian Ballet Company:
Steven Bayne’s production of “Raymonda” 2007
Madam X – “Manon” 2009
émigré – Graham Murphy’s “Nutcracker” (The story of Clara) 2010.
Nurse – “Onegin” 2012
Nurse – Steven Bayne’s production of “Swan Lake” 2013
Anna – “La Sylphides” 2013
Madam X “Manon” 2014