Olena Bratishko holds a Master of Education degree from the Zhitomir State University of Ukraine and a Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee(UWM). At UWM Olena studied piano performance, collaborative vocal, and collaborative instrumental piano with Judit Jaimes, Elena Abend, and Jeffrey Peterson. She played in the UWM Symphony Orchestra and UWM Chamber Orchestra. She was a collaborative pianist for the Concert Chorale, Men’s Choir of UWM, and an active participant of the Kalliope Vocal Arts Series concerts. Olena collaborated with the Dance Department of UWM on numerous projects and is currently a collaborative pianist with the Institute of Chamber Music at UWM where she performs extensively with numerous chamber groups, singers, and instrumentalists. In the Fall of 2014 she will be starting the DMA program in collaborative piano at the University of Minnesota with Timothy Lovelace.