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Congratulations, Aryssa!

Congratulations to City Ballet School Alumna, Aryssa Alonzo, who will be joining the Cocodaco Dance Project as an Apprentice this fall! 

PC: Rachel Neville Photography

PC: Rachel Neville Photography

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Congratulations, Matisse!

PC: Alex Reneff-Olsen

PC: Alex Reneff-Olsen

Congratulations to City Ballet Alumna, Matisse D'Aloisio, who has just signed a contract with Atlanta Ballet II for the 2017/18 season! Matisse has trained at City Ballet School since the age of six. It is because of her dedication, hard work, and natural talent that she has been cast in solo roles such as Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker, Peasant Variation in Giselle, Fairy from Sleeping Beauty, and the title role in Raymonda. We are so proud of you, Matisse! 

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Congratulations, Diego!

Congratulations to City Ballet's pre-professional student, Diego Altamirano, on receiving the silver medal in the professional division at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, FL this past week. Even as the youngest competitor in his category, Diego stood out on stage with meticulous coaching by men's director Nikolai Kabaniaev. Congratulations to both of you, we are so proud of you!

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Congratulations, Julian!

Congratulations to City Ballet School Alumnus, Julian Lacey, who has been promoted to Second Soloist at Semperoper Ballett in Dresden, Germany!! Julian also just premiered as Albrecht in David Dawson's Giselle - we are all very proud of you, Julian!

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Congratulations, Nastia!

Congratulations to City Ballet Alumna, Nastia Alexandrova, who has recently been promoted to the Corps de Ballet with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in New York! We are so proud of you!

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City Ballet School adds Master Vaganova Teacher Marianna Lobanova to the staff

Master Vaganova teacher Marianna Lobanova has been added to the staff for the Summer Intensive. Marianna has a Bachelor's degree in Pedigogy from the Vaganva Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia. Madame Lobanova holds a Master's degree from GITIS, a prestigious state institute of Theater Arts in Moscow, Russia.

We welcome her expertise to what is already an already incredible staff.

Marianna Lobanova

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CIty Ballet Featured on Harlequin Floor's The World Dances

City Ballet has recently been featured in a recent article by The World Dances titled: Students and Classical Ballet Thrive at City Ballet School, by Tamara Johnson:

"Students from City Ballet School have enjoyed tremendous success, joining prestigious companies and winning competitions. Yet, until recently, the school was almost a secret. Artistic Director Galina Alexandrova quietly and passionately applies her decades of experience with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Bolshoi Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet to instilling classical ballet excellence in her students. City Ballet School also boasts a year-round boys' program, led by former Kirov soloist, teacher, and choreographer Nikolai Kabaniaev. You can learn more about his pedagogy for young men and watch his remarkable students in action in this video . You can also learn about the school's summer program here. The World Dances spoke with Ken Patsel, City Ballet School's Administrative Director and husband of Galina, about the school's methods, Vaganova technique, advice for dancers, and more."

Read the full article here--> http://bit.ly/2hkSugd

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Shanghai students and Yuan Yuan Tan visit City Ballet School

    City Ballet School and international superstar Yuan Yuan Tan, principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet, have collaborated to welcome students ages 6-10 from Shanghai, China, to our studios.         

    The Shanghai students will observe our own dancers Saturday, July 9th, and take a master class taught by Marina Alexandrova (9:30am - 11am) Sunday, July 10th. The students will do a small performance after the Sunday class (11am-12pm), both to which we welcome all to observe.  Following the performance, Ms. Tan will sign autographs for anyone in attendance.

    Admission will be limited and granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Join us by listing your name on the sign up sheet, or e-mail us at hello@cityballetschool.org !

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City Ballet's alumna Nastia Alexandrova promoted to apprentice with ABT!

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City Ballet's alumna Nastia Alexandrova promoted to apprentice with ABT!

Picture Credit: Rachel Neville Photography

Picture Credit: Rachel Neville Photography

In January 2016, pre-professional student, Nastia Alexandrova, was accepted by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie into the American Ballet Theatre studio company in New York. After a few short months, Nastia was promoted to apprentice with the company in May 2016. Congratulations, Nastia! We are very proud of you and all your accomplishments. 

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