Liliia Yastrub was born in Donetsk, Ukraine, and began studying ballet at the Vadim Pisarev Choreographic School at the age of eight. At 16, she embarked on her career as a professional dancer with the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, later moving to Kyiv to work with the Grand Kyiv Ballet. Liliia has participated in numerous international festivals and tours, performing in many famous ballets. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in dance from The University of Luhansk. In 2021, she moved to the United States where she continues her journey as a ballet dancer and educator. Liliia is also joining the faculty at OBS.