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!
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.
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."
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City Ballet student Aryssa Alonzo will be joining The Joffrey Ballet this fall as a Trainee!
City Ballet student Zoe Donnenfield will join the Fellowship Program at Atlanta Ballet this fall!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org !
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.
We are delighted to share this news with our City Ballet community and excited to be a part of this great project!
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Pre-Professional Student Rio Anderson was recently featured on an episode of Rituals (Discovery Digital Network).
Read Article here: http://seekernetwork.com/rituals/meet-the-dancing-prodigy-who-turned-down-harvard/
Congrats to Pre-Professional students Rio Anderson and Nastia Alexandrova and their successes at the New York Youth America Grand Prix Finals!
Pre-Professional students Rio Anderson and Nastia Alexandrova successfully competed in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York April 12-15th. They performed beautifully in both contemporary and classical categories, and competed through to the Final Round and were two the Top 22 contestants to perform at the Lincoln Center in New York!
Rio was awarded the overall "Silver Medal" in the Senior Women’s category and offered an academic year-round scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London, as well as a three-month trial apprenticeship with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.
We are incredibly proud of Nastia and Rio and congratulate them on their amazing success!
City Ballet's own Jeraldine Mendoza featured on cover of the May edition of Dance Magazine.