Pamela Kozadayev

Pamela Kozadayev has taught ballet at the UNCSA School of Dance since 2017. Currently, as an adjunct Pamela finds teaching ballet to high school and undergraduate students incredibly fulfilling. Experiencing the gradual development of students in the studio, and observing their growth on stage is what captivates and inspires Pamela to pursue the journey of sharing her experience and knowledge of classical dance.


  • Began early training at Mohawk Valley Ballet, upstate New York, trained in the Royal Academy of Dance system.
  • Trained at the year-round program on full scholarship at The School of American Ballet in New York City.
  • Certified American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.
  • Certified Progressing Ballet Technique.


  • Ballet Instructor at UNCSA Preparatory Dance Program.
  • Ballet Teacher at University of Oklahoma Summer Dance.
  • Dancer with Houston Ballet.
  • Named ‘Best Dancer’ by Columbia Free Times. 
  • Principal Dancer with Columbia City Ballet and Columbia Classical Ballet.
  • Performed Principal Role in George Balanchine’s ‘Allegro Brilliante’ with Columbia Classical Ballet.
  • Performed Principal Roles in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Western Symphony with Houston Ballet.
  • Performed Principal Role in Lila York’s ‘Celts’, and Serge Lifar’s ‘Suite en Blanc’ with Houston Ballet.
  • Performed The Red Couple in Jiri Kilian’s iconic “Forgotten Land.”
  • Performed in the works of the following iconic choreographers:
    Fredrick Ashton, Kenneth McMillan, John Cranko, August Burnonville, Stanton Welch, Christopher Wheeldon, James Kudelka, Antony Tudor, George Balanchine and many others.