Summer Academy 2019
22 July - 10 August
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 22 July - 10 August.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.




Schedule
22 July - 10 August, 2019
What is included in your package?
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

The Parent's Package includes the following:

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


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.
There will be a number of visits included in the Summer Academy package. It is envisaged that these will include the Hermitage, Peterhof Fountain park & Palace, river & channels boat as well as a sightseeing tour round St. Petersburg.
Our Prices

Ballet students
$3250
Teachers
$3250
Parents
$2650
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.
AUDITION REQIREMENTS
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)
• Pirouettes en dehors and en dedans
• Petite Allegro
• Medium Jumps
• Grand Allegro
Optional: please include a classical variation of your choice.
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.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
All participants must email scanned copies of Travel Insurance and Travel Passport 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 below and we will send you an registration form per request.
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Staff
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.

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.

ELDAR ALIEV
Artistic Director & Founder

Irina Kolpakova
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.

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
Artistic advisor

Vladilen Semenov
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.

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
Artistic advisor
Faculty
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.



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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.

Veronika Ivanova
Techniques and 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.

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

She will teach the middle age group (14 - 15 years old) in 2019.
Nadezhda Gonchar
Techniques and Variations
22-28 July
Nadezhda Gonchar will teach techniques and variations during first week of the intensive (22/7 - 27/7).

She is the laureate of the International Ballet Competition named after S. Lifar (1999, I prize).
She was born in Kiev and graduated with honors from the Kiev State Choreographic School in 1996. She was accepted as a soloist of the ballet to the troupe of the Kiev National Opera and Ballet Theater. T.G. Shevchenko.

She was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theater since 2002 and in 2003 graduated from Kiev State Theater Institute and obtained the qualification of a teacher tutor-ballet master;

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She graduated from the magistracy at the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A.Vaganova in the direction of "producing choreographic art" in 2008.

She graduated from the educational program for advanced training of a teacher-tutor at the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A. Vaganova in 2018.

She took leading and solo parts in ballets danced on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater
Sylphide (Sylph), Shurale (Syuimbike), Spartak (Menada); Giselle (Zulma, Mirtha, Monna, Classical Duet),
"Corsair" (Gulnara, Odalis trio), "Bayadere" (trio of shadows), Sapphire fairy, Playful fairy, Gold fairy, Silver fairy, Courage fairy), "Swan lake" (Prince's friends, two swans, big swans), " Raymonda "(Clemence, Henrietta, variation in the scene" Dream ")," Don Quixote "(Street dancer, Master of the Dryads, variation in Act IV, The Flowerwoman), Mikhail Fokine's ballets:" Chopiniana "(Nocturne, Prelude)," The Vision of the Rose " ";
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Maria, little panties), The Nutcracker (Classical Trio, Doll, Waltz of the Snowflakes) - choreography by Vasily Vaynonen and many others.

She has toured with the Mariinsky Theater to: Brazil, America, Germany, England, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan.

She took part in the festivals: Golden Mask, Mariinsky Ballet Stars, White Nights Stars under the direction of Valery Gergiev, Dance Open with the support of the Ministry of Culture.

She participated in a concert of the Russian Ballet Check-in re by President D. Medvedev and Queen Margaret of Denmark the second in Denmark Copenhagen in 2010.

She worked with outstanding teachers and choreographers of the New York City Ballet, Gran de Opera, the American Ballet Theater, the Forsythe ballet troupe, and others.
Tatiana Solomyanko
Techniques and Variations
29 July - 10 August

In 1993 she graduated with distinction from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet on the class of Prof. I.B. Zubtsovskaya.

1993 - joined the Mariinsky Theater company where she became a principal dancer in 1994.

2010 - 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 - teaching classical dance at the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

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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 the group of girls (16+ yers old) July 29 - August 10, 2019.
Nikita Scheglov
Techniques and Variations
Nikita was born in Leningrad, where he graduated with honourd from the Vaganov Academy og Russian Ballet in 1991 (class od Professor Semenov). The same year he joined the Mariinsky theatre. Has become a soloist there in 1997.

Repertiore included "La Bayadere" (Solor, Golden Idol), "Don Quixote" (Basil), "Le Corsaire" (Conrad, Lankedem), "The Legend of Love" (Ferkhad), "Scheherazade" (Golden slave), "La Sylphide" (James), "Swan Lake" (Pas de trois), "Romeo and Juliet" (Toubadour), "Giselle" (classical Pas de deux, Act 1), "La Esmeralda"(Acteon, Diana and Acteon Pas de deux).

1997 - awarded a diploma at the VIII International Ballet Competition in Moscow

He was a lead soloist with the Colorado Ballet Company in 2000-2002.



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Repertior included Freedman's "Cinderella" (The Prince) and "The Nutcracker" (Cavalier), Kozadayev and Petipa's "Swan Lake" (the Prince), Balanchine's "Stars and Stripes", Peterson's "Don Quixote" (Basilio) and Caniparoli's "The Nutcracker" (Nitcracker Prince).

Nikita will teach the group ob boys in 2019
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).

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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.
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).
Kirill Myasnikov
Techniques and Variations
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.




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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 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.



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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.
Natalia 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.

Maria Makarenko
Stretching
Maria Born in 1976 in Leningrad. From the age of 7 she was engaged in the rhythmic gymnastics section of the Olympic Reserve School. At the age of 10 she entered Leningrad Academic Choreographic School of A.Ya. Vaganova and graduated from the full course of the Academy in 1994 in the class of Professor L.N. Safronova, qualification "ballet dancer". She was immediately accepted into the Mariinsky Theatre, where she worked until 2008.

She danced in the repertoire ("swans", "shadows", "nereids", etc.). She also performed the parts of: big swans ("Swan Lake"), two flower girls ("Don Quixote"), four sylphs ("Sylphide"), three nymphs ("Faust"). Participated in theater tours to Australia, Israel, Japan, Brazil, Chile, England, etc.


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Since 2004, yet dancing in Mariinsky, she was dancing with her husband (dancer D. Zavalishin) in the ballet companies of St. Petersburg and abroad (Odette-Odile, Aurora, Giselle, Kitri, Nikia , Masha, etc.). She learned parties in ballets with leading tutors of St. Petersburg: I. Chistyakova, L. Kunakova, Y. Makhalina, Y. Gumba.

2005 - studied rhythmic gymnastics techniques from master of sports A. Dolgova at the Dr. Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health.

2008-2013 worked as a soloist dancer in the "Russian Ballet" company (St. Petersburg).

2017 - graduated from the Pedagogical department of the Vaganova Ballet Academy (course of L.I. Komolov - M.A. Gribanova).

Participated in scientific conferences (Medical-Biological Conference, "Vaganova readings", etc.). Published in the "Bulletin of ARB" and collections of conferences.

Currently she is again a student of the pedagogical department of the Vaganova Ballet Academy (Master's). The program consists of the "Section of Biomedical Support for Choreography" under the Student Scientific Society of ARB. The main direction of scientific research is the development of training and rehabilitative programs for students and ballet dancers based on modern knowledge in the sphere of the physiology of the human body.
Tatiana Perova
Make-up
Tatiana 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.
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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
Irina Sheleshneva
Acting
Since 2017 - periodically replaced Professor Stepin A.A. on acting classes at The Vaganova Ballet Academy in 6 / I, 7 / II and 8 / III forms. She worked with students on gestures, facial expressions, plasticity, expressiveness, etudes and repertoire.

Irina has experience in working with classical heritage, the repertoire of Leonid Jacobson and modern choreographers.

2018 - prepared several performances of Radu Poklitar with the 8th / 3rd year students.
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August 2018 - participated as a teacher of acting skills in the preparation of programs with athletes of A. Mishin: 2015 world champion. Tuktamysheva E., European Champion 2019. Samodurova S., as well as Lazukin A., Gulyakova A. and others. The work on facial expressions, gestures, plasticity, expressiveness of the image.

Education:

2010 - 2014 - Nizhniy Novgarad College of Culture, art of choreographer

2017 - 2019 - Vaganova Ballet Academy, art of choreographer

Experience:

2013 - 2014 Theater of modern dance "ANFAS"

2014 - 2018 V.T. Stepanov Nizhny Novgorod Chamber Theater, ballet Dancer

2018 - P.I. Tchaikovsky St. Petersburg Ballet Theater, ballet dancer
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Vladimir Yakovlev
Elena Poplavskaya
Marina Bulatova
Anastasia Loskushina
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3. All participants must have full medical insurance and travel insurance. Ballet Heritage will not be responsible for any medical costs or any losses of any sort and participants must supply details of medical insurance before acceptance and visa support is supplied.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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7. 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.

8. Please provide with link where your resume, recommendation letter or certificate of competence is located for viewing. Links of files of the applicants should be uploaded to www.dropbox.com (a free account with a 2GB upload capacity). Dropbox (or any other cloud platform of your choice) will reference as your video audition and selection viewing platform used by BHSA organizers. The files should be publicly submitted via Dropbox or any cloud platform of your choice.

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By submitting this form, you will be deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions:

1. An individual application form must be completed for each individual student and, where applicable, accompanying parent.

2. Names must match passport exactly, so that visa support can be supplied to applicant.

3. All participants must have full medical insurance and other travel insurance is recommended. Ballet Heritage will not be responsible for any medical costs or any losses of any sort and participants must supply details of medical insurance before acceptance and visa support is supplied.

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.

9. Please provide with link where your video is located for viewing. Links of video of the applicants should be uploaded to www.dropbox.com (a free account with a 2GB upload capacity). Dropbox (or any other cloud platform of your choice) will reference as your video audition and selection viewing platform used by BHSA organizers. Video audition duration should be no longer than 10 minutes. The video auditions should be publicly submitted via Dropbox or any cloud platform of your choice.

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Testimonials
A dream come true!!

The Ballet Heritage summer intensive at The Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia is simply an exceptional experience!!

My daughter Sophie has been training in the Russian Vaganova ballet style for several years. When the opportunity came to attend a program at the famed Vaganova Academy, we jumped at the chance for my daughter to absorb the training. What we didn't fully realize is that the program is so much more than any other summer intensive can provide. Just walking into the building on Rossi Street immediately emits a feeling of history, dedication, and true appreciation for ballet as an art form. Sophie immediately felt like she was at home and was welcomed by a warm and helpful staff.

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The program is designed to closely replicate a typical day at the Vaganova Academy. My daughter's day consisted of daily technique and variations classes, with 2 days/week of additional character/historical dance, conditioning, acting, make-up and dance history. The training was focused and challenging, the teachers were world-class. I would expect nothing less from a school with such a rich 270 year history.

Weekends included excursions to the famed Hermitage Museum, the Peterhof Palace, the Winter Palace, plus bus and boat tours of the city of Saint Petersburg. We even watched two beautiful ballets at the Mariinsky Theater! We found this rich cultural immersion not only to be entertaining, but extremely necessary in order to fully understand and appreciate the development and importance of Russian ballet as an art form. It is an experience NO other summer intensive can provide!

During this multicultural experience I watched my daughter grow as a person, dancer and artist. Her determination to succeed as a professional ballet dancer blossomed as she felt at home with the training and environment in The Ballet Heritage program at The Vaganova Academy. She transformed into a different person both mentally and physically.

This success story continues to have a happy ending...

After 3 weeks of study during the summer through The Ballet Heritage program, Sophie was invited to audition for the year-round program at The Vaganova Academy. We are thrilled to announce that she was ACCEPTED to study at The Vaganova Academy year-round, making her one of the youngest international students!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Eldar Aliev, Marina Alieva, Sophie's wonderful teacher Elena Poryvkina, and the members of The Ballet Heritage and The Vaganova Academy. We are forever grateful and humbled by your continued excellence and generosity!!!

~ Beth Gilpin

Dear Ballet Heritage,

I would again like to thank you for such an informative and inspiring conference, I came away feeling that I learnt and gained a better understanding of the Vaganova method of teaching.

I really enjoyed the three weeks and hope to be able to return sometime in the future.

My best wishes to you both,
Regards,
Joanne

Joanne Michel, Australia
Artistic Teacher of Classical Dance and Ballet Mistress

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