Ballet academy

Tala Lee Turton graduated from the historic Russian Ballet Academy

A British ballerina is enjoying a stratospheric rise in the dance world – from Barnsley to the Bolshoi Ballet in just one year. Talant Tala Lee Turton, 20, of Wombwell, Barnsley. is only the third British woman to graduate from Russia’s elite ballet academy in its 243-year history. However, that almost didn’t happen as Tala […]

Ballet academy

Greenwich Ballet Academy director offers ‘my heart and soul’

Yuri Vodolaga, the artistic director of the Greenwich Ballet Academy, born in Kyiv and trained there and in Russia, is not one to pamper the budding dancers in his charge. “First and foremost is discipline,” he said when asked what made ballet such an irresistible challenge to life. At 56, Vodolaga is bursting with energy […]

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SF Ballet Dancer Featured in New Documentary Tawdry at DocFest

Ballerina Mathilde Froustey should fly high. In 2013, she fled the inhospitable Paris Opera Ballet for the warmer and more welcoming climates of the San Francisco Balletwhich earned her the title of principal dancer and the lead roles she worked so hard for. So the Froustey who confronts us in the new documentary by her […]