City Ballet School students (Levels 5, 6, and the Pre-Professional Division) got the opportunity to train for one week at the legendary Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia - where their own teacher and Artistic Director, Galina Alexandrova, trained before going on to dance in the Bolshoi Ballet company. They also observed the Russian students in action.
Besides training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, City Ballet School students got to take in the Russian culture while exploring the city of Moscow! Just a 10 minute walk from their hotel, Red Square was full of wonder and excitement as the Maslenitsa festival was well underway! Also close by, they saw the Bolshoi Ballet perform Yuri Possokhov's "A Hero of Our Time" and the classic "Ivan the Terrible", and saw the Kremlin Ballet Theatre perform "Swan Lake". Some of their other adventures included taking the subway everyday, sightseeing via a guided bus tour, shopping on Arbat St., and eating traditional Russian food! Thanks again to everyone who participated and made this trip possible!