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  • 2009-2011: Nevada School of the Arts Chamber music program/numerous participations in chamber music concerts as a pianist.
  • 2008-2011: Numerous performances with Kwak Ballet Academy. (Nutcracker, Annual Spring concert)
  • 2008, 2009: Green Valley Chamber Music Festival Summer Intensive Courses
  • 2006: First Prize winner of Bolognini Piano Competition
  • 2005: Performed on KNPR 98.5 as a first place winner of Piano Concerto Competition
  • 2004: First Prize winner in the 5th Annual CSN Piano Concerto Competition/Performance with Nevada Chamber Orchestra
  • 2003-2009: First Prize winner of the Silverstate Piano Competition
  • 2000-Present: Numerous performances with Nevada Ballet Theatre. (Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Don Quixote.)
  • 2000-2008: Nevada Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive
  • 1999-Present: Private piano lessons


Personal Secretary/Data Processor
  Computer assistant to Ekaterina Melkamini and Eugen Brim for projects, performances, and presentations.  Creating brochures for lectures for the Melkamin School of Music Creating brochures for theatre productions for BrimArtProject Translating lecture material from Russian-English for Ekaterina Melkamini Personal Secretary for Eugen Brim, Mykola Suk, Ekaterina Melkamini, and a number of other professionals.  WPM Score: 95. Translating brochures and workshop speeches for Eugen Brim from German or Russian to English. Planning and organizing appointments. Creating travel plans and calculating travel costs for appointments, recitals, meetings, and conventions across the nation, as well as abroad. Experienced in both Macintosh and Windows operating systems, and acquainted well with Microsoft Office and iWork applications.  
Classical Ballet Dancer
  Trained professionally by numerous prima ballerinas at Nevada Ballet Theatre Academy and Kwak Ballet Academy since the age of 4. Participated in NBT Summer intensives, Kwak Ballet Academy summer intensives Participated in Annual spring concerts in Las Vegas Participated in major classical ballet performances, such as Nevada Ballet Theatre's productions of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, La Bayadere, Raymonda, Swan Lake, and many others. Danced in "Search for Talent" award show Danced in Germany in multiple annual Summer recitals Taken an advanced ballet class at University of Washington with Elizabeth Cooper  
Playing piano since the age of 4, and participated in numerous piano competitions throughout the state.  Accompanied and played ensembles for students of UNLV Participated in Green Valley Music Summer Intensive Chamber programs Participated as a piano teacher and volunteered at the Melkamini School of Music  
Russian: Native language; fluent in speech and writing. German: Second language; fluent in speech and writing. English: Third language; fluent in speech and writing.



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Susan Starbuck

Certificates and Brochures

Work experience



2008-Present: Volunteer Piano Instructor at Melkamini School of Music

2010-Present: Graphic designer for various projects and concerts for BrimArtProject

2010-Present: Light design technician and stage technician for BrimArtProject shows

2009-Present: Data processor and presentation editor for Melkamini School of Music lectures and recitals

Nov 2012Present

Hero School

Volunteer Worker at Hero School on November 15th

Mar 2014Present

Student Research Assistant

Aug 2012Aug 2013

Computer Assistant/Personal Secretary

Susan Starbuck

Computer assistant for Susan Starbuck, a published writer.

- Financial assistant

- Writing emails

- Writing chapters for her upcoming novel

- Dictating documents, letters, emails, etc.

 -Helping with doctor appointments

 -Medication research/Researching illnesses

Jun 2009Sep 2010

Personal Assistant/Movie Editor


Volunteer assistant to Mykola Suk.

  • Taking phone calls
  • Writing emails and translating professional documents and brochures from Russian-English
  • Processing and editing multiple videos and movies for Mykola Suk's professional piano recitals and master classes.
  • Creator and editor of


-Member of Grey Matters Neuroscience Journal

-Member of MAPS (Minority Association of Prehealth Students)

-Member of Neurobiology and Behavior Outreach Program