Heritage Ballet Summer Academy


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.


2017.8 바가노바 발레학교


2017.8



■Heritage Ballet Summer Academy 2018 안내■


2015년 8월 발레 헤리티지(Ballet Heritage)는 발레의 본거지 러시아 상트-페테르부르그에서 서머 아카데미를 자랑스럽게 선보였습니다. 학생들은 긴장과 흥분으로 도착했습니다. 세계에서 가장 유명한 발레스타들에게 배울 수 있다는 기회에 그들이 진정하기가 힘들었지만 걱정할 필요가 없었습니다. 발레 헤리티지의 모든 선생님들이 흥분한 학생들에게 익숙해져서 그들은 항상 우호적이면서도 성취되어야 할 기대치는 잊지 않았습니다. 즉, 학생들이 열심히 공부하고 여름 아카데미가 끝날 때는 모든 지식과 기교를 자신의 것으로 만들어 가져간다는 것입니다. 참가한 학생들은 열심히 수업했고, 듣고, 질문하고, 선생님들에게 많은 경의를 표했고, 답례로 선생님들은 자신의 모든 것을 주었습니다. 그들은 학생들과 함께 기뻐했으며 발레 헤리티지와 함께 많은 시간을 보냈습니다.


우리는 여름 아카데미가 연례행사가 될 것을 약속드리며, 현재 발레학교에 다니는 12세 이상 학생들을 위한 집중교육 프로그램을 제공하기 위해 이번에 3번째 여름 아카데미를 조직하게 되어 매우 기쁘게 생각합니다.


문화 프로그램이 발레 프로그램과 함께 포함되어 참가자들에게 상트-페테르부르그의 문화적 삶과 명소를 소개하고 추가행사도 가능합니다. 우리는 또한 '교사 교육' 프로그램을 제공하고 있습니다.


이 수업을 맡게 될 선생님은 A.Y 바가노바(Vaganova) 러시아 발레아카데미에서 교사 자격증을 받은 선생님입니다. 선생님들은 러시아 밖에서 온 클래식발레 교사들이 가지고 있는 지식을 토대로 3주 집중과정을 제공할 것입니다. 모든 참가자는 바가노바 메서드에 대한 강좌를 수료했음을 증명하는 증서를 받게 됩니다.


2018년 여름에 수요가 많은 관계로 우리는 두 세션의 프로그램을 제공 할 것이며 두 세션 모두 러시아 상트-페테르부르그에서 개최될 것입니다. 첫 번째 세션은 7월 9일-28일, 두 번째 세션은 7월 30일-8월 18일. 무용수 프로그램에 참여하려면 12세 이상이어야 하며 교사 프로그램은 최소 18세 이상이어야 합니다. 발레 학생들과 발레교사 모두를 위한 프로그램이 동시에 주 6일간 진행됩니다. 프로그램의 형식은 아침식사 후에 수업이 시작되고 점심식사 후에 1-2개 수업이 계속 진행됩니다.


이 후, 오후에는 문화 프로그램이 전체적으로 열리며, 저녁에는 학생들과 교사가 자신의 프로그램을 진행할 수 있는 여유가 있습니다. 그러나 극장, 박물관 등에 대한 추가여행은 발레 헤리티지를 통해 가능합니다.


학생들은 예상치 못한 의료사고를 대비하기 위해 자비로 의료보험 및 여행자보험에 반드시 가입해야합니다. 여행자보험 증명서가 필요하며 도착하기 전에 admin@balletheritage.com으로 보내야합니다. 비자신청을 위한 자료는 Ballet Heritage에서 제공합니다.


◆ 헤리티지 시간표

Summer Academy 패키지는 여러 차례 진행할 예정입니다. 여기에는 에르미타쥐, 성 이삭 대성당, 피터 앤 폴 요새, 페쩨르고프, 푸쉬킨 및 유람선뿐 만 아니라 상트-페테르부르크 관광이 포함될 것으로 예상됩니다. 그러나 발레 헤리티지는 이 관광을 배제하거나 다른 적절한 대안으로 대체할 권리가 있습니다.


선택 가능한 행사와 견학은 차후에 가능할 것입니다. 이 프로그램은 다음을 포함합니다 :


◆ 발레 학생 또는 교사를 위한 교육수업

숙박 시설 - 교사용 더블 룸 및 학생용 트리플 룸 (요청 당 추가비용 업그레이드)

1일 2식 - 아침식사 및 점심식사

공항 왕복 교통편

스튜디오와의 왕복 교통편 (도보 거리가 아닌 경우)

주말 관람 - 극장은 선택 사항이며 추가 비용이 부과됩니다.

비자 지원 편지

최종 공연

최종 공연 후 리셉션


◆ 수업료 - 학생 : US$ 3,250.00

         교사 : US$ 3,250.00

         부모 : US$ 2,650.00


◆ 학부모 패키지는 다음을 포함합니다 :

 최종 공연

최종 공연 후 리셉션

숙박 (싱글 룸)

아침 식사만

공항 왕복 교통편

주말 관람 - 극장은 선택 사항이며 추가 비용이 부과됩니다.

비자 지원 편지



■ 참가자 요구사항 (Requirements for participants )


모든 학생들은 오디션을 위한 짧은 비디오(지침은 첨부파일에 있음), 그리고

교사는 - 이력서와 적어도 하나의 추천서를 이메일로 보내야합니다.

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


의상:

여성:

• 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


남성:

• 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.


■ 오디션 요구사항 

길이가 10분을 넘지 않게 자신의 비디오를 녹화하십시오. 여기에는 다음 내용이 포함됩니다 :


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


※선택 사항 : 클래식 바리에이션 포함은 본인 선택.

◆ 기타 요구 사항


- 모든 참가자는 admin@balletheritage.com으로 아카데미 출입을 위한 컬러 사진 (25x30mm 크기)을 이메일로 보내야합니다. 아카데미에 입장하려면 실내화로 변경해야합니다.


궁금한 점이 있으시면 admin@balletheritage.com으로 전자 메일을 보내시거나 "문의하기"아래 제공된 양식을 작성하여 요청 당 등록 양식을 보내드립니다. 발레 헤리티지 (Ballet Heritage)는 필요에 따라 교사, 수업 및 숙박 장소, 관광 등을 변경할 수 있는 권리를 가집니다. 필요한 경우 동등한 수준의 대체 계약이 제공됩니다.




STAFF

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.


Irina Kolpakova
technique &variations

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. On the 2nd session Irina Kolpakova will advise the Technique &Variations classes by Natalia Raldygina.


Vladilen Semenov
technique &variations

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.

 


Elena Poryvkina
Technique, 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.

 


Yulia Smirnova
Character dance &historical 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.

 

 

 


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.

 


Elizaveta Yarosh
make up

Elizaveta Yarosh got her education as a makeup artist, stylist, makeup dresser, hairdresser , plastic make-up artist.

2000 make-up artist on film studio "Lenfilm" in St. Petersburg.
2000-2005 make-up artist for corp. "The First Channel" in Moscow.
2000-2010 make-up artist: TV-shows, news, TV programs, live stream, etc. for RTR company, St. Petersburg.
2009 make-up artist in Russian State University of Cinematography, Moscow.
2010 make-up artist on "Lostfilm" tv-company, studio " Gernika", St. Petersburg.
2011 make-up artist in Russian World Studios, studio "The golden section", Moscow.
2011-2014 make-up artist in the " Panorama" studio, St.Petersburg.
2013 Opera "The Queen of Spades" by Astrahan theatre of opera and ballet . The opera was a laureate of "The Golden Mask" prize.
2015 make-up artist in Russian State Academic Theatre of Drama named after A.S. Pushkin , St.Petersburg.
2015-2017 make-up artist for film company "Gamma production", Moscow.

At the time between 2000 and 2017 Elizaveta took part in shootings of more than 20 films and has an experience in working in theater.

Elizaveta will teach make up at the Ballet Heritage Summer Academy.

 


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.


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

Ballet Heritage Summer Academy 2017 August 7 – 26.


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 na Donu) She will teach Techniques and Variations at the Summer Academy.


Elena Zabalkanskaya Techniques &Variations

From 1966 till 1974 she studied at the Vaganova Leningrad Academic Choreographic School on the class of E.V. Shiripina. From 1974 till 1994 she was a principal dancer with the Mariinsky Theater. In 2002 she graduated from the teachers training department of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. She has repeatedly participated in preparing and conducting of annual international workshops on preservation and development of Vaganova’s methods, has given open lessons, master classes within the frames of the advanced training department, participated in international projects of the Academy. Since 1997 to the present day she has been working at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. For the time of her work she has trained many talented girls for graduation. She has performed solo parts in classical and modern ballets: Swan Lake, Giselle, La Bayadere, La Sylphide, Le Corsaire, The Knight in the Panther’s Skin, and others. She will teach Techniques and Variations at the Summer Academy.


Tatyana Solomyanko Character dance

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 Character dance 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 Techniques &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.

Ballet Heritage Summer Academy 2017 August 7 – 26.