Born in the Ukraine, Flora Arbitman started playing the piano when she was 5 and was accepted to attend a school for gifted children. Beginning her unique style of classical improvisation at an early age, she performed frequently at prestigious concert halls in the Ukraine. She graduated from the Kirov Conservatory of Music with honors and emigrated to the US in 1979.
Her style of playing is refreshing; her talent for creating a counterpoint between rhythm and movement as well as her ability to shape rhythm and mood, ensures she is much in demand at Steps and the School of American Ballet also. She has recorded her original arrangements for ballet class on a CD which is distributed through Roper Records.