The Central Florida Ballet is pleased to announce our very own Tina Baybay-Bykov will compete on the national game show: JEOPARDY! (airing November 12).
About Mrs. Tina Baybay-Bykov: A guest instructor of the Central Florida Ballet, she most recently taught Advanced Ballet and Dance History during the Academy's 2012 Summer Program. She currently teaches advanced placement European history and world history at Boone High School in Orlando, Florida and is also the wife of CFB's Artistic Director, Vladimir Bykov.
About her Experience: She was selected to compete after taking an online test, followed by in-person auditions, another test, a mock game and an interview. She had been trying to land a spot on the show for three years. After learning she was selected, she practiced daily by watching Jeopardy (using a pen as a clicker) and was also quizzed by family and friends.
Baybay-Bykov traveled to Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California to tape the tournament on October 1st and 2nd. She is one of 15 educators nationwide selected to compete in the 3rd annual Teacher Tournament episodes.
What was her reaction when she found out she was selected? “I got the phone call inviting me to compete on the first day of OCPS pre-planning and was overjoyed."”
What happens if she wins the $100,000 prize?
“My students are asking if I win if I’ll quit,” she said. “Why would I do that? I love teaching, I like working with teenagers.”
"Jeopardy!” airs at 7 weeknights on WFTV-Channel 9.
Tune in on November 12th to see Baybay-Bykov compete.