Olga Blumenkrants studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, Russia. After completing her studies, she danced professionally with several dance companies touring around the world. In 1975, she immigrated to the U.S. and began teaching dance at Settlement in 1977. Olga is a legacy staff member, and in 2008 was named to the Settlement 100 list of distinguished Philadelphians whose experiences at Settlement shaped their lives. She is also an Arthur Judson Distinguished Faculty Chair.