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Summer Academy 2019

22 July - 10 August

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Eldar

In August 2015 Ballet Heritage proudly presented its inaugural Summer Academy in the illustrious home of classical ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia.  Students arrived both nervous and excited at what lay ahead.  The opportunity to be taught by some of the most illustrious ballet stars the world has ever seen made it hard for them to relax, but they need not have worried, as all of Ballet Heritage's teachers are used to excited students, which they quickly put at their ease.  The atmosphere is always friendly, but there is an expectation which has to be fulfilled and that is that the students work hard, taking every piece of knowledge and skill home with them at the end of the Summer Academy.  The inaugural students did not let us, or themselves, down.  They worked hard, they listened, they asked questions, they gave a lot of respect to their teachers and in return their teachers gave their all.   They were delighted with their students and praised them or making the most of their time with Ballet Heritage.  

We promised the Summer Academy would be an annual event, featuring an intensive training programme for students from the age of 12, who currently attend ballet schools and we are delighted to now be organizing our fifth Summer Academy.

Many of our teachers will return again, plus a few new faces will join us.  We hope that we will be able to say the same about the student dancers and student teachers, we hope to see familiar faces whilst welcoming new ones too.  

Once again a cultural programme will be included alongside the ballet programme, introducing participants to the cultural life and sights of St. Petersburg, with further optional events available.  We are also offering the 'teach the teachers' programme.

The teachers who will be providing these classes are all teachers who have received their teaching diplomas as teachers at the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A.Y. Vaganova. They will be providing a three-week intensive course where current teachers of classical ballet from outside Russia will have an opportunity to be introduced to the Vaganova system of teaching, or will build on the knowledge they already have. All participants will receive a certificate showing they have undertaken a course on the Vaganova method.

In the summer of 2019 we will offer one session of the programme, which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia. The dates of session are July 22 - August 10.The venue of Summer Intensive 2019 is the Boris Eifman Dance Аcademy. To participate in the dancers’ programme students must be at least 12 years old and for the teachers’ programme, at least 18 years old. Programmes for both ballet students and ballet teachers will run side by side and will take place six days per week. The format for the programme will be that classes will commence after breakfast, will break for lunch and continue with 1-2 classes after lunch.

Following this, the inclusive cultural programme will take place in the afternoons and the evenings will be at leisure for students and teachers to pursue their own programmes. However, further optional excursions to the theatre, museums, etc., will be available via Ballet Heritage.

Students must obtain full medical insurance and travel insurance for any unexpected medical needs to cover must obtain full medical insurance to cover the time of their stay in Russia, at their own expense. A proof of travel insurance is required and must be send before arrival to admin@balletheritage.com. Supporting materials to assist with visa applications will be supplied by Ballet Heritage.

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Summer Academy 2019

July 22 - August 10

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What is included in your package?

There will be a number of visits included in the Summer Academy package. It is envisaged that these will include the Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof, Pushkin and river & channels boat as well as a sightseeing tour round St. Petersburg. However, Ballet Heritage reserves the right to exclude or replace these locations with other suitable alternatives.

Further optional events and excursions will be available at a later date.The program includes the following:

Educational classes for ballet student or teacher
Accommodation - double room for teachers & triple for students (upgrade for extra cost per request)
2 meals per day – breakfast and lunch
Transfers to/from airport
Transfers to/from studios (if not in walking distance)
Sightseeings on weekends - Theaters are optional and for extra cost
Visa support letter
Final Performance
Reception after final performance

Course Fees:

Ballet Students: US$ 3,250.00
Teachers: US$ 3,250.00
Parents: US$ 2,650.00

The Parent’s Package includes the following:

Final Performance
Reception after final performance
Accommodation (single room)
Breakfasts only
Transfers to/from airport
Sightseeings on weekends - Theaters are optional and for extra cost
Visa support letter

Requirements for participants

All Students should email a short videos for audition (instructions are in the attachment) and Teachers - resume and at least one recommendation letter.

DRESS CODE:

Ladies:

• Leotards:

• Age 12-13 - blue leotards
• Age 14-15 - burgundy leotard
• Age 16+ - royal blue leotards

• Matching to leotards short wrapping Skirts
• Black unitard with leggings and footless
• Black long skirt just covering knees for character dance class
• Black socks (for modern dance)
• Pink tights
• Pointe shoes

Gentlemen:

• Black, grey, white tights
• Black unitard without feet (for modern dance)
• White and black socks
• White and black T-shirt
• Black character shoes (for character dance)
• White and black sleepers (for classical/variation /pas de deux classes)

• Please bring a comfortable clothing for a stretching class (like for a modern class) and a towel.

AUDITION REQIRMENTS

Record a video of yourself, not exceeding 10 minutes in length, which includes the following:

Barre Work

• Demi and Grand plies with Port de Bras
• Battement tandu
• Adagio
• Grand battement

Center Work (Ladies on Pointe)

• Adagio
• Pirouettes en de hor and en dedans
• Petite Allegro
• Medium Jumps
• Grand Allegro

Optional: please include a classical variation of your choice.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

- All participants must email a color photo (size 25x30 mm) for academy entry pass to admin@balletheritage.com To enter the academy you must change into indoor shoes.

Please e-mail to admin@balletheritage.com with any questions or fill in the form provided under "Contact us" and we will send you an registration form per request. Ballet Heritage reserves the right to make changes as needed, including but not limited to staff, location of classes and accommodation, excursions, etc. In the event that this is necessary, alternative arrangements at an equivalent level will be offered.

 

 

STAFF

Eldar

Professor Eldar Aliev
Artistic Director & Founder

Eldar Aliev was born in Azerbajan where he first studied ballet and graduated from Baku School of Choreography. In 1979 he started work with the world renowned Kirov (Mariinsky) Theatre, rising through the ranks to Principal, continuing his career with the Company until 1992. During this time, through his talented interpretation of the roles he performed, he demonstrated his brilliant technical ability too. He danced the leading parts in the full repertoire of the Company, including some of ballet’s best loved roles in Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, The Legend of Love, Le Corsaire, to name but a few.

With the Kirov (Mariinsky) Ballet Eldar danced in over 40 countries and on some of the most prestigious stages in the world including The Kennedy Center in Washington, The Metropolitan Opera in New York, The Paris Opera, The Rome Opera, La Scala in Milan and both Covent Garden and The Coliseum London. He was invited to appear as a guest artist with the Bolshoi Ballet and the Australian Ballet, giving even more ballet lovers a taste of his great artistry.

As a dancer, he has worked with some of the greatest choreographers and legends of our time: Yuri Grigorovich, Roland Petit, Maurice Bejart, Alicia Alonso, Oleg Vinogradov and Vladimir Vasiliev, partnering some of ballets most outstanding ballerinas, such as Galina Mezentseva, Gabriella Komleva, Tatiana Terekhova, Sylvie Guillem, Amanda McKerrow and Altynai Asylmuratova.

In 1992 Eldar moved to the United States, settling in Indianapolis where he had been invited to join the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre, later renamed Ballet Internationale. Before long he was asked to give up his role of Principal and take on the much bigger role as Artistic Director, where he turned the Company into a world-class touring company who delighted audiences in Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Beijing, Taipei and many other cities. At Ballet Internationale Eldar introduced his own choreography to the world, making a great impact with A Thousand and One Nights, as well as with his interpretations of some of the great classics, including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, The Firebird, Le Corsaire, Giselle and Don Quixote.

Always seeking new challenges, from 2006 he has been working throughout the world, as a consultant, taking on projects as artistic director, choreographer and ballet master sharing his talents with established and new talents throughout the industry. His work has been seen in Europe, Asia and America, where he has worked with companies from the Swedish Royal Ballet to the National Ballet of China, the Beijing Academy of Dance to the Teatro Massimo in Italy and many many more. He has worked in some of the greatest schools in the ballet world, including the Boston Ballet Academy, has lectured at Harvard University and Vassar College. He was a member of the jury of international ballet competitions in Prague, Seoul, New York, Beijing, as well as serving on many international juries including as Deputy Chairman of the jury at the 26th and 27th International Ballet Competition in Varna.
In 2015 Eldar was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Ballet Company at the State Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vladivostok, Russia and in 2016 as Ballet Master in Chief of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In August of 2016 Eldar was appointed as the Director of the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A.Y.Vaganova in Vladivostok, Russia.
In June 2016 Aliev was awarded a title of the Honorary Professor of the State Shenyang Conservatory of Music in the People’s Republic of China for his contribution to the development in dance and dance education.
Eldar continues to bring his many talents to the ballet world and has decided to shares these with his own Summer Academy in St Petersburg, which had its inaugural season in 2015.
In 2018 Eldar will teach classical ballet teaching methods and will advise men’s class. He will be part of the jury in the International Ballet Competition in Varna and will come back for the second session. *



Eldar

Irina Kolpakova
Technique & Variations Classical
ballet teaching methods
artistic advisor

One of the 20th centuries most talented ballerinas, Irina Kolpakova studied under one of ballet’s most prestigious teachers, founder of the Vaganova method in St. Petersburg, the wonderful Agrippina Vaganova herself.

Irina is the embodiment of all that ballet wishes to be. Her dance was distinguished by the ideal form, crystal purity of lines, striking lightness. Her style of dance mirrored perfectly her personality and disposition. It has been said that ‘her perfect art is calm, without any pathos and strain, convincing us that the ideals of kindness, love, beauty are eternal’.

The virtuosity that Irina Kolpakova displayed often surpassed other performers and her interpretations of major roles of the classical repertoire, including Giselle, Raymonda, La Sylphide, Masha (Clara) in the Nutcracker, Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, were all danced with an unparalleled understanding of Petipa’s style and Tchaikovsky’s music which all contributed to her quick rise to Prima Ballerina.

Her talents continued to blossom when she took on new roles with contemporary choreographers, such as Yuri Grigorovich, Igor Belsky, Leonid Yakobson, Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyev, creating roles from Shirin in the Legend of Love and Katerina in the Stone Flower, to Eve in the Creation of the World.

In more recent times, Irina has shared her unique experience with young dancers, as ballet mistress and coach at the Kirov (Mariinsky) Theatre, the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and Ballet Internationale. Throughout her career this exceptionally talented dancer has won many prizes and accolades, amongst them the prestigious People’s Artist of the USSR and the highest award of recognition by her government. Irina Kolpakova will advise the Technique & Variations classes by Natalia Raldygina.



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Vladilen Semenov
technique & variations
artistic advisor

A graduate of Leningrad Choreographic School (now the Vaganova Academy) from the class of Vladimir Ponomarev, from 1950 to 1972 Vladlen as a Principal dancer at the Kirov (Mariinsky) Theatre. He was known as a slender dancer with a proud bearing and elegant manner. His light and airy jumps much admired, leading to him becoming one of the main performers of the roles of noble heroes. Vladlen was taller than the norm at the time, but this became an absolute advantage when he danced duets, making the ballerina look especially fragile and feminine. He used these natural qualities to form an expressive, emotional and inspired performance, which was noted and praised by the ballet critics at the time.

A classical dancer of the purest academic standard and a ‘pas de deux’ master, he became the desired partner of many ballerinas. However, it was Irina Kolpakova, who captured his heart and not only became his dancing partner, but his wife too. Their duets were acclaimed across Russia, as well as abroad. Vladlen began teaching at the Vaganova Academy whilst still at the peak of his dance career and this continued until 1998 when he moved to the USA to join Ballet Internationale as ballet master and coach. Vladilen Semenov talents were recognised in his homeland and he was awarded People’s Artist of the USSR in 1983.
Vladilen Semenov will observe men’s class in advice in 201

 



Faculty

Taught previously

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Eldar

Elena Poryvkina
Techniques and Variations

Classical ballet teaching methods

Elena Poryvkina was born in Ekaterinburg and studied at the Vaganova Academy from 1981-1989. On graduation from the Vaganova, Elena joined the Choreographic Miniatures Ballet Company, where she worked from 1989-1997, where she danced many major roles, including Odile-Odette (Swan Lake), Medora (Le Corsaire), Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Raymonda from the ballet of the same name, amongst others.

Following this she decided to widen her experience by performing in the USA with the Los Angeles Classical Ballet, State Street Ballet and before returning home, with Cape Coast Ballet.

Returning back to St. Petersburg she decided to extend her studies and went back to the Vaganova Academy where she studied in the Pedagogical Department for five years, before taking up a teaching post with the Vaganova in 2007 and she now teaches classical dance to the junior classes and is a coach for the Graduation Galas.

She will teach Techniques and Variations at the Summer Academy.
She will teach the young group (12-13 years old) at August program.

 



Eldar

Yulia Smirnova
Character dance

Yulia Smirnova started her studies at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1992 and graduated in 2000. Upon graduation she joined the Mariinsky Ballet, where she soon established her expertise as a character dancer, dancing solo character roles in Hungarian, Spanish and Mazurka dances in Swan Lake; the Fandango, Oriental and Gypsy Dance, as well as role of Mercedes, in Don Quixote; The Second Wife and Krakovyak in The Fountain in Bakhchisaray; Panaderos and the Hungarian Dance in Raymonda and many others.

Yulia is currently a Character Dance teacher at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and brings her skills and experience to benefit Ballet Heritage’s students at the 2016 Summer Academy.

 

 

 



Kasparova

Natalia Kasparova
modern

Natalia Kasparova has graduated from Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health. She learned modern dance during the continuing education program in Austria (Nora Mack center, Klagenfurt) , Great Britain (Common Pulse Festival, London , UK), the USA (Henneping Center, Minneapolis, MN), Finland (UrbanJazzFestival), and also during the ADF Festival in Moscow and Yekaterinburg. Natalia is a founder and artistic director of Saint Petersburg dance house "Kannon dance" (est. 1997)

Nowadays Natalia Kasparova is an outstanding pedagogue and one of the greatest contemporary dance choreographers in Russia. Her extraordinary pedagogical talent has been highly recognized in George Washington University (Washington, DC), WTA&M University (Texas, USA), DansHogSkolan (Stockholm,Sweden), Centre de dans Rick Odums (Paris, France), where Natalia worked as visiting teacher and has directed a number of stagings for students.

In 2001 and 2005 she has been invited to the famous Summer Art University (Fresno, California, USA) to lead a master classes.

As a choreographer she also collaborated with such dance companies as Lone Star Ballet (Texas, USA) (2006), "Dance in corpore 2.0" (2013, France), DeStilte Company (2014, Breda, Netherlands).

The American Dance Magazine in 2004 has published a special article about Natalia Kasparova's career and highly recognized her as a talented choreographer , pedagogue and innovator.

2004-2008 Senior Lecturer of the Department of modern choreography and dancing theraphy in Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sports and Health.

2010-2015 an invited lecturer of Saint Petersburg State University of Art and Culture.

2015 till present day collaborates with Boris Eifman dance academy as a curator of the program of modern dance.

 



Tolmachev

Denis Tolmachev
Technique & Variations

Denis Tolmachev

1992 - Denis graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy and started to perform in the ballet company of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, where he danced such parties as: the Humpbacked Horse ("The Little Humpbacked Horse", I. Belsky), the Shepherdess and the Chinese dance soloist (“The Nutcracker”, I. Belsky) Fritz, the Nutcracker-doll (The Nutcracker, G. Boyarchikov), the Black Poodle (Mephistopheles) (“Faust”), the old Taketori (“Kaguyahime the Moon Princess”), also performed the parties of Mercutio (“Romeo and Juliet"), Son ("Fadette"), Misail ("Le Roi Candaule"), the killers of Kavdor ("Macbeth"); performances of N.Boyarchikov: Petrushka (“Petrushka»), friend of the groom ("Les noces"), David ("The Ship of Fools", of G. Kovtun and N. Boyarchikov), Ahmet ("Le Corsair", P. Gusev), Alen ("La fille mal garde", O. Vinogradov), Harlequin ("Harlequinade", P.P.Gusev), dance teacher ("Cinderella", M. Bolshakova), Bacchus (Spartacus, G. Kovtun) and many others.

Currently he performs in new editions of the ballets “Swan Lake”, ”Giselle, or Vilisy”, ”Don Quixote”, ”La Bayadere”, ”Le Corsair”, as well as in the ballets Vain Precaution, Cipollino, Sleeping Beauty "," The Nutcracker ", in the opera" Cinderella ".

Ballet Heritage Summer Academy 2017 July 17 – August 5.
He will teach the young group (12-13 years old) at July program.



Myasnikov

Kirill Myasnikov
Pas de Deux

Kirill Myasnikov

1999 - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

1985 - Kirill graduated from the Leningrad Academic Choreographic School of A.Ya. Vaganova.

After the graduation he was invited to the Leningrad State Academic Maly Theater of Opera and Ballet (now the Mikhailovsky Theatre). Soon he has become the leading soloist of the ballet. He performed almost all the parts of the classical and modern repertoire.

1994 - graduated from the Pedagogical Department of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, awarded the qualification of teacher-tutor. His teachers - I.A. Trofimova, L.E. Goncharova, N.N. Serebrennikov.

He toured extensively both with the theatre company, and as a guest soloist. He also took part in a number of pedagogical seminars.

2003 - was awarded the medal "To the memory of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg".

2014 - worked a as an invited choreographer in the La Scala Theatre in Milan.

Since 2005 – a senior teacher of the department of classical and duet dance of the Vaganova Ballet Academy



Natalia Raldugina
Technique & Variations

1983 Natalia graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School of A.Ya.Vaganova (now Vaganova Ballet Academy). Upon the graduation she was accepted into the ballet company of Kirov (now the Mariinsky) Theatre where she worked for 24 seasons and performed the entire classical repertoire and a number of solo parts. She took part in contemporary productions and ballets of Balanchine, participated in foreign tours of the theater to America, Japan, China, Latin America, Australia, Canada, England, Israel, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Korea. 2005 graduated from the Pedagogical Department of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, awarded the qualification of theacher in choreography schools, teacher-tutor of theatrical companies. 2007-2010 worked as a teacher-tutor at the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre of K.Tachkin. Since 2010 the invited teacher-tutor of the ballet company "Ballet Manila" (Philippines). Since 2015 the teacher-tutor of the Rostov State Musical Theatre (Rostov-on-Don) She will teach Techniques and Variations at the Summer Academy.
She will teach the older group (16 and older years old) at July program.



Tatyana Solomyanko
Technique & Variations

In 1993 she graduated with distinction from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet on the class of Prof. I.B. Zubtsovskaya. The same year she joined the Mariinsky Theater company where she became a principal dancer in 1994. In 2010 she graduated from the teachers training department of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in the specialty of Pedagogics of Ballet. Teaching Ballet Master. Since September 2006 to the present day she has been teaching classical dance at the Academy. PARTS: Giselle (Myrtha); La Bayadere (Gamzatti, Grand pas classique) edited by Vakhtang Chabukiani; Swan Lake (Odette-Odil, the Big Swan part); Don Quixote (Street Dancer, Mistress of the Dryads, Variation (Act IV)); The Firebird (the Firebird); The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Zarema); The Waltz (Soloist); The Prodigal Son (the Siren); The Nutcracker (the Queen of Snowflakes), production by Mikhail Shemyakin, choreography by Kirill Simonov; Cinderella (the Stepmother), choreography by Alexey Ratmansky; The Magic Nut (the Temptress); Ondine (Queen of the Sea), choreography by Pierre Lacotte. She will teach technique & variations at the Summer Academy.



Alexander Stepin
Acting

Honored coach of the Russian Federation (2000). In 1960 he entered the Vaganova Leningrad Academic Choreographic School (classical dance: A.P. Bazhaeva, V.M. Tarasova, V.M. Tulubiev, S.S. Kaplan; acting: T.M. Shmyrova). After finishing the LACS he joined the Choreographic Miniatures under L.V. Yakobson. The following ballets were staged for him specially: The 9th Symphony to music by Shostakovich, The Wedding Cortege, The Poor Bridegroom (Titler), Prisypkin in The Bedbug to music by D.D. Shostakovich. He danced The Baba Yaga, The Boot-Licker, The Lovers, The Troika, The Meeting, Punchinello, The Minotaur and the Nymph, The Circus, The Surprise, The Village Don Juan, etc. Since 1986 he has been teaching acting at the Academy of Russian Ballet. Since 1996 he has been a choreographer in ice dancing. The title of an Honored Coach of the RF was awarded for the production of the program which made M. Petrova and A. Tikhonov World and European champions. The figure skaters won world junior championships three times with the programs produced by him. In 2014 the program was pronounced the best at the Sochi Olympics. Stobova and Klimov became Olympic champions. He produced the programs and worked at the expression and classics with World and Olympic champions: Berezhnaya, Dmitriev, Yagudin, Plyushchenko. He will teach Acting at the Summer Academy.



Andrey Ermolenkov
Technique & Variations

He graduated from the Vaganova Leningrad Academic Choreographic School in 1987 (class of N.I. Kovmir). In 1987-1989 he worked at the Mussorgsky Maly Opera and Ballet Theater (Mikhailovsky Theater). From 1989 he was a principal dancer with the Ballet Theater directed by B. Eifman. During the time of the work he performed the entire repertoire. In 2007 he graduated from the teachers training department of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in the specialty of Teaching Rehearser. Since 2006 he has been teaching classical dance in the middle and senior classes of the Academy. He will teach Techniques and Variations at the Summer Academy.



Olga Rozanova
Dance History

A renowned Russian ballet expert - historian, critic, teacher, professor of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and the Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University. She has diplomas of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (1964), Saint Petersburg Theater Academy (1974), Ph. D. in History of Arts (1981), academic title of an associate professor (1986). After graduating from the ARB she was a principal dancer of Leningrad Philharmonia and then a principal dancer of the Classical Dance Ensemble. Her repertoire included Giselle (Giselle), Odette-Odil (Swan Lake), Maria (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai), THE Young Lady (The Young Lady and the Hooligan), a lot of concert pieces. She also worked at the Kirov (Mariinsky) State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, the State Academic Maly Opera and Ballet Theater (Mikhailovsky), and others. Having completed her dancing career she started teaching and taught theoretical subjects according to her own programs in all creative higher educational institutions of Saint Petersburg (history of ballet, ballet criticism, ballet composition, analysis of a ballet performance, scientific research methods in choreography). In the 1990ies she staged several ballets: Don Quixote (the Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Sakha), La Esmeralda (the Music Theater, Irkutsk), La Bayadere (the Children’s Ballet Theater, Vologda), La Sylphide (the Opera and Ballet Theater of Karelia, Petrozavodsk). In 1990 and 1991 she was the organizer and chairperson of the jury of the First and Second Leonid Yakobson Contests of Modern Choreography in Saint Petersburg. In 2010 she was a member of the jury of the Golden Mask Highest Russian Theater Award and then a member of the expert council of the Golden Sofit Annual Theater Award of Saint Petersburg. In 2012, 2014 and 2016 she was an honorary guest of the Young World Ballet Yury Grigorovich International Contest. She has participated in Russian and international scientific symposiums. O.I. Rozanova’s scientific works and reviews have been published in Europe, the USA, and Mexico (in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Ukrainian). She has appeared on television for many years and is a regular reviewer of ballet premieres and festivals on the Culture channel of the Central TV (the Tsar’s Box program) and on Saint Petersburg channel. Rozanova is the author of several books about ballet and over 400 publications (portraits of choreographers and ballet dancers of several generations, reviews of Russian and foreign ballet companies, surveys of festivals and contests (Moscow, Petersburg, Almaty, Astrakhan, Astana, Baku, Vologda, Dneprodzerzhinsk, Donetsk, Ekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kiev, Kishinev, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Lipetsk, Lvov, Minsk, Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Petrozavodsk, Perm, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saratov, Smolensk, Sochi, Syktyvkar, Tallinn, Tartu, Toliatti, Ufa, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk, Yakutsk, Yaroslavl, etc.). In 2007 for her contribution to the development of the national theater culture she was awarded The 375 Years of Yakutia with Russia medal No. 0655 by the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 2017 she won The Dance Soul prize of The Ballet magazine in the category of The Press Leader. She will teach Dance History at the Summer Academy.



Ruben Bobovnikov
Body Conditioning

Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

In 1991 he graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (teacher Y.I. Umrikhin).

He is a laureate of the All-Union Competition named after Vaganova in 1990 year. (II prize).

He was a soloist at the Mariinsky Theater since 1991, dancing Desiree, Blue Bird ("Sleeping Beauty"); Vatslav ("The Fountain of Bakhchisarai"); Lesko ("Manon"); Lankedem ("The Corsair"), the Youth ("Chopiniana"); Arap (Petrushka), Corregidor (Carmen Suite), and others.

He was dancing with S. Zakharova, J. Ayupova, I. Nioradze among other ballerinas. He participated in the awarding of the Oscar Award by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts with D. Vishneva in 1994. (It was a dance composition for the stars of world ballet, choreographer Debi Alen).

He graduated from the Pedagogical Faculty of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2005. During his studies at the Pedagogical Faculty he was an assistant to G.N. Selyutsky.

He was invited by the Korean theater "Universal ballet" as a ballet-master in 2013. He was rehearsing with dancers of the company and also in the anniversary program dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the theatre.

He was invited by the Kazakh National Academy of Choreography (Astana, Kazakhstan) in 2017, where he was teaching classical dance and gymnastics in middle and high school (young men), also he was rehearsing the «The Nutcracker» as a guest ballet-master.



Tatiana Perova
Make-up

Tatyana Perova is a make-up artist of the theatre and cinema, a master of BodyArt, a sham, a postigrapher.

Currently she works as a make-up artist at the LDM Theatre, where she is participating in the projects of the Producer Company Makers Lab. She is the leading brand-make-up artist and teacher of the professional cosmetics brand AFFECT. Tatyana is the author of educational programs for make-up for actors, models, make-up artists. Also she cooperates with magazines: «Sobaka.Ru", "LASHMAKER", "ELLE", "AllSeason", «Frameout" and with model agencies across Russia. Tatiana works with the stars of the Russian stage.

She is a winner of competitions The International Make-up Championship 2018 in the nomination of BodyArt, Israel.

She is a champion and multiple prize-winner of international competitions of the beauty industry "Nevskie Berega" 2017. St. Petersburg and prize-winner of the International Body-Painting Championship, 10-11 June 2017, Moscow.



Natalya Kopyseva
Historical and Character dance

Natalya Kopyseva is a ballerina and ballet-master. She graduated performing faculty in 1975 and pedagogical faculty in 2004 from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. She used to dance in the Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after S.M. Kirov (Mariinsky Theater) and teach in the Academy of Russian Ballet since 2000.



Veronica Ivanova
Technique & Variations

She graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class N. Dudinskaya) in 1985, by this time she already received a silver medal at the All-Union Ballet Competition and joined the Mariinsky Theater troupe. In 1991 she became a soloist there.

She performed in such theaters as the Royal Theater of Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro Colón and La Scala with the troupe of the Mariinsky Theater.

She began a teaching career and taught at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2007. She regularly works at the school "Vaganova Ballet Academy" in Osaka, Japan, as an guest teacher and at the summer arts workshop Bari (Porto Jardino, Monopoli, Italy, 2008-2011). She was a president of the jury of the international competition "Osaka Grand Prix" in 2010 and 2012.

She is a laureate of the All-Union Ballet Competition (Moscow, 1984).

She will teach the middle age group (13 - 14 years old) at July program.



Andrey Bosov
Acting

Andrey Bosov is a ballet-master and dancer. He used to be a prime ballet in the Mariinsky Theatre. He graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1972 (teachers B.Y. Bregvadze, N.N. Serebrennikov). Michael Baryshnikov chose Andrey Bosov to participate in the ballet May Murdmaa "The Prodigal Son» in 1974. Andrey started his staging career in 1983 and in 1987 graduated the Master Ballet Faculty from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS). Andrey was a teacher of classical and duet dance in the Vaganova Ballet Academy. He had a tour in New-York in 1992, where he stayed to live and work for the Performing Arts Center in Waterville. Since 1996 he worked as a choreographer and created «Bossov’s Ballet Theatre», which was on tour to Saint-Petersburg with the work «Chopen is my friend» in 2003.



Natalia Zlobina
Character dance

Natalia was born in Novosibirsk, Russia. She graduated from the Novosibirsk College of Choreography in 2006 (class of G.N. Lapitskaya, A.N. Shelemova) with honors. Since 2007 to present, she is soloist of the L. Jacobson St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre. She entered the directing department of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2009, specialty "Ballet critic" (O.I. Rozanova).


Accompanists

  • Yelena Poplavskaya
  • Marina Bulatova
  • Anastasia Loskushina
  • Zlata Yarishkina
  • Vladimir Yakovlev

  • Marina Alieva - Company Manager
  • Ksenia Galitskaya - Administrative Assistant
  • Elvira Krylova - Artistic Director Assistant

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4. Due date to make the tuition payment is APRIL 30, 2019. After this time, fees will not be refundable, unless the course is cancelled.

5. It is the responsibility of the participants, or for children their parent or legal guardian, to ensure that all their official documentation, especially passports, are up to date. Fees will not be refunded if documents are out of date.

6. If parents/guardians wish to accompany their children, they will be required to pay for a room solely for their use and that of their child. If they wish to upgrade the hotel, this can be arranged if notice is given at the time they confirm their booking.

7. Please enroll at your earliest convenience

Ballet Heritage will not be responsible for any losses resulting from refusal of visa for whatever reason, or any other difficulty resulting from out of date documentation.

8. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT AND TEACHERS FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. HOWEVER, IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR ATTENDANCE, THE FEES PAID MAY BE PUT TOWARDS THE SUMMER ACADEMY 2020. FOR PARENTS, PART REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, SUBJECT TO A $250 CANCELLATION FEE, PLUS ANY OTHER PREPAID EXPENSES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PAID TO HOTELS, FOR TOURS, VISAS, ETC., AT THE TIME OF CANCELLATION.

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