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A Waterdown dancer heads to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

“They’re not passionate,” she explained. “It’s because their parents put them through so many years and they don’t find dancing fun or joyful, it’s just practice, practice and then they did all this work for nothing. “What I appreciate the most is that my mom let me decide, like she let me take my time […]

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Houston Ballet Academy appoints new director – Houston Public Media

Houston Ballet Academy Lower School Students Houston Ballet Academy Lower School students Madeleine Onne will be the new director of the Houston Ballet Academy next summer. More than a thousand students – ranging from four-year-olds to teens – pass through the doors of Houston Ballet Academy each year. Not everyone pursues a career in ballet, […]

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The Houston Ballet Academy has a new director

Expect Houston Ballet Academy’s already strong international profile to take another step up when new director Madeleine Onne arrives next summer. Onne brings decades of experience as a performer and leader to the 61-year-old academy, which trains more than 1,000 students each year. She was principal dancer of the Royal Swedish Ballet from 1984 to […]

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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 […]

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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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Julian MacKay on graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia

If you are looking At Julian MacKay’s name on YouTube, you can find a video of a little blond boy standing in front of a school entrance. This is Julian, then a student at the famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. The surprising part? He’s from Montana, he reveals, “which is known for bison and […]

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Greenwich Ballet Academy wins Grand Prix honors

Greenwich, Conn. – The students of Greenwich Ballet Academy (GBA) demonstrated professionalism, talent, style and grace as they won honors at the Boston Youth America Grand Prix. Out of more than 100 highly accomplished dancers from across the country competing in each category, GBA students and faculty won awards in four categories. Aidan Buss, 13, […]

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Greenwich Ballet Academy will hold summer intensive auditions on March 12

Greenwich Ballet Academy (GBA) Summer Intensive Programs invites students aged 8-17 who wish to strengthen ballet technique with pre-professional training in classical ballet to audition for Greenwich Ballet Academy’s Summer Intensive Programs. the Greenwich Ballet Academy (GBA) in their upcoming open auditions. Auditions begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at GBA Studios at […]

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Oregon girl lands a spot at the Bolshoi Russian Ballet Academy

Of the dozen 15-year-old girls in lavender leotards in Tatyana Galtseva’s class at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, one is different — I thought you wouldn’t know just by watching her dance. Unlike her classmates, Harper Ortlieb is an American who left her small town in Oregon to travel more than 5,300 miles […]

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LAHS student spends summer at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy | Community

Photos courtesy of Jillian SMithLos Altos High junior Jillian Smith studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy over the summer, above. While in Moscow, she toured the sites, including Red Square, right. Jillian Smith, a high school student from Los Altos, traveled to Moscow this summer, landing a six-week language and ballet scholarship at the Bolshoi […]

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Russian Ballet Academy of Maryland opens new studio in Columbia – Baltimore Sun

Do you remember the anthem from the musical “A Chorus Line”? “All I needed was the music, the mirror and the chance to dance.” Indeed, Marvin Hamlisch’s words remain as poignant as ever today, 40 years after the show opened on Broadway. More than fame and fortune, most dancers are simply looking for enough space […]

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Lewiston’s Aniko Nagy works with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Sat, Apr 4, 2015 9:00 AM A dancer from Lewiston will serve as an advisor this summer to Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s prestigious Summer CT Intensive Program at the Westover School campus in Middlebury, Connecticut. Aniko Nagy, a 19-year-old SUNY Potsdam student, will work with children and adolescents from June 22 to July 31. She called […]

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Pamplin Media Group – Classical Ballet Academy dancers to compete in New York

Eight young women, including three with ties to Clackamas County, have qualified to compete and compete in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals April 10-15 at Lincoln Center in New York City. Calling the event the “Ballet Olympics,” Sarah Rigles, principal of the Classical Ballet Academy on Southeast Milwaukie Avenue in Portland, where all the […]

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Fountain Valley’s Southland Ballet Academy troupe ready on pointe – Orange County Register

About 10 ballet dancers effortlessly rise and fall on their tiptoes to the sound of classical piano playing over the studio’s PA system. The students in this class last week ranged from girls in their early teens to a ballet teacher keeping her skills sharp for her own students. Instructor Hanna Przyludzka-Karacic walks around the […]

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Greenwich Ballet Academy dancers finish strong at Youth America Grand Prix

GREENWICH, Conn. – Ten dedicated and determined dancers from Greenwich Ballet Academy defied a deluge of snow Feb. 6-8 to compete in the 2015 American Youth Grand Prix Competition in Boston. For GBA student Elisabeth Beyer of Rye, NY, that meant placing second in the ballet category of the junior division (12-14). Beyer also placed […]

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Troupe and Ballet Academy East of Gelsey Kirkland

Ballet Academy East has been a dance training center for over 30 years on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. its current Associate Artistic Director is Darla Hoover, another former member of City Ballet. Apart from “La Source”, eight plays were on the program last weekend; six were choreographed by teachers, and the last, ‘Symphonic […]

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New students can audition for Greenwich Ballet Academy on Saturday

GREENWICH, Conn. — New student auditions for Greenwich Ballet Academy will take place at the organization’s Port Chester studio on Saturday, February 22 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday is also the last day of preferential registration for children aged 5 to 7 at Greenwich Ballet Academy’s “Princesses and Princes” summer camp. No auditions are required […]

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The Greenwich Ballet Academy is looking for new dancers for the next season

GREENWICH, Conn. — Young students interested in ballet will have the opportunity to audition for Greenwich Ballet Academy’s spring semester on Saturday, January 11 at 3:30 p.m. The Spring Semester will culminate with the Spring Gala at Greenwich Academy’s Massey Theater on Saturday, June 14. In addition to the opportunity to audition for a limited […]

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Local Pocatello teenager Isaac Sanders guest at Moscow Bolshoi Ballet Academy

isaac sander He forgot how to walk; he dances. He does not know how to stand up if he is not in position. He does not sit down; he stretches. The dance is in every part of him. Pocatello, ID (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 Isaac Sanders is a 14 year old ballet dancer who […]

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Retired dancers from the Grand Rapids Ballet Company open their own ballet academy in West Michigan

Picture FileAkop and Gaiane Akopian, former professional dancers with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company, opened their own studio, the Michigan Ballet Academy. GRAND RAPIDS – Akop and Gaiane Akopian were stage stars with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company until their retirement. Today, they retire their talents as teachers, choreographers and artistic directors. The married couple […]

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Ballet academy and circus work for young people hand in hand

By Christopher Brewer / [email protected] For those who think that ballet just involves girls dancing blissfully around a stage – and that circus performances and dancing don’t go together – Centralia Ballet Academy decided to prove them wrong this weekend. “There are actually more guys than people think who are involved in ballet, and professional […]

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Watford ballet star makes history on Russian stage at Bolshoi Ballet Academy

A Watford teenager made dance history as the third of a group of British students studying at a world-renowned school. This is the first time that three British dancers have trained together at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. Natalie Carter, 18, of Belgrave Avenue, has been a student since she have completed their […]

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Arianna Lawson from Scarborough, Maine invited to study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Like many 16-year-olds, Arianna Lawson spends the last weeks of summer taking driving lessons. She’s also trying to figure out how to get to Moscow this fall, where she’s been invited to study at the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy, the Bolshoi Ballet’s foster school. The Scarborough teenager learned less than two weeks ago that she […]

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Laguna Hills dancer attends Bolshoi Ballet Academy – Orange County Register

LAGUNA HILLS — Mable Yiu is in the passenger seat of his mother’s Lexus sedan. She wraps a band of dark blue latex tightly around her foot, pointing and flexing her toes against it. Yiu, 16, spends part of every car trip from her home in Laguna Hills to her dance school in San Clemente […]