Top tips for international students thinking about training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Last updated June 2016. I’m now on Instagram if you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer. Upon being offered my place at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, I thought very carefully through my options before making my final  decision. Acceptance would take me a long way from my home, familiarity and family; …

One year on …

It seems crazy that a whole year has passed since my graduation.  I’ve now commenced my second year as a professional and my first full season working for Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre, after gaining such a lot of performance experience initially with Royal Ballet of Moscow and St Petersburg Ballet. I’ve already had …

Life as a professional ballet dancer …

I find it hugely satisfying to be able to say that after four years of intensive training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, I’ve now made a start on my career as a professional ballet dancer.  If you’d like to follow my journey as a professional go over to my Instagram page here. I’m thoroughly enjoying …

Barnsley Civic Champion

I’m really honoured to have been invited to be on this list. It’s a list of prominent Barnsley people who have done well and act as advocates for the arts. Click on this link to go to the website Civic Champions Go over to my Instagram page if you’d like to follow my journey as a professional …

Graduation 2016 – Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Wow.  It’s hard to describe the magnitude of my feelings when I look back on my graduation at the end of June.  I’ve graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy after four years of intensity I never dreamed I would ever experience.  I am now only the third British female student to graduate from the Bolshoi …

World Ballet Competition 2016

If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.  Read on to find out more about my life at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy … Miraculously, the year is almost done.  I’ve just spent eight days in wonderfully sunny Florida competing in the finals of the …

World Ballet Competition 2016 – Performance Videos

If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.  Read on to find out more about my life at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy … Here are excerpts from the four solos I performed at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida, 2016: Henriette, Raymonda – …

WBC 2016 – official photos from classical performances

If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.  Read on to find out more about my life at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy … Here are the official photos taken by Virginia Trudeau Photography from my classical performances at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, …

WBC 2016 – official photos from contemporary performances

If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.  Read on to find out more about my life at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy … Here are the official photos taken by Virginia Trudeau Photography from my contemporary performances at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida …

A ballet dancer’s audition journey: from Ekaterinburg to Copenhagen and back to Moscow

If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.  Read on to find out more about my life at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy … Antwerp – Leipzig – London – Slovakia – Brussels – Dortmund – Prague – Ostrava – Ekaterinburg – Copenhagen – Dessau …

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