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Ballet Training in Moscow

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#1 koshka_jete



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Posted 20 December 2001 - 12:22 AM

Thanks in advance to all who might have information regarding this question.

Here's some background information....
Next August I am moving to Moscow, Russia (to enter MSU for year-long language study). I have been involved in ballet for many years, 4 of which I consider serious training (but with reality in mind, I don't think my talents extend to a professional career in classical ballet) with a wonderful ballet master. I have the problem, as do many late starters who "switched" over from sport into ballet, of understanding technique but not physically being able to do it with proper turn-out etc. So I am not to the age appropriate grade/level of Vaganova training.

To the point of the matter, I wish to continue training in a somewhat serious fashion when I make my move to Moscow (meaning taking classes from a reputable/quality teacher, but not with a professional classical ballet career in mind). However, I have the impression of all Russian dnacers being involved at a school to the caliber of the Vaganova Academy/Bolshoi. Are there any private studios or places of open classes in Moscow? Are there any studios that offer alternative classes (jazz, modern, character, pointe) in addition to classical technique? Does anyone have any information at all to help? Anything would be appreciated. Thanks!

#2 K2356



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Posted 23 December 2001 - 06:23 PM


My name is Kevin and my friend and former
fiance,Svetlana Simina,is a ballet dancer in the
Kremlin Theater of ballet in Moscow.Svetlana
also teaches modern/jazz dance part time at a
small ballet school that is not associated
with the Kremlin Theater.Svetlana graduated
the St.Petersburg Academy of Culture,has work-
ed in Russian dance circles 20 years,speaks
understandable english,and knows many dance
people in Moscow.
If you wish i can ask Svetlana to help you
find the a teacher that is "best suitable"
with your goals.I say "best suitable" because
modern dance is not to common in Moscow where everyone knows ballet.
If i ask Svetlana i am sure she will help,i
talk to her on telephone 3-5 times a month.

My private email is k2356@aol.com
so send me a message if you would like me to
inquire about your future dance needs in Moscow.

Kevin (Detroit,Michigan)

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