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; …

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 …

Final year ballet exam – Bolshoi Ballet Academy 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 … Seems some sort of miracle that I’m now able to write in the past tense about my graduating ballet exam; marking …

Final Year Ballet Exam Photos – Bolshoi Ballet Academy 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 … See my write up and videos in an earlier post by clicking here.     See photos from my character exam …

More photos from my character exam

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 … See my write up and videos in an earlier post by clicking here. See photos from my ballet exam here. See …

More photos from my duet exam

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 … See my write up and videos in an earlier post by clicking here. See photos from my ballet exam here. See photos …

Final year acting exam – Bolshoi Ballet Academy 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 … March 25th 2016 saw the completion of my first final year state exam in acting.  Always a good one to begin …

Final year character exam – Bolshoi Ballet Academy 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 … April 20th 2016 and my state exams are completed!  As with all major life events, it seemed as if they were …

Final year duet exam – Bolshoi Ballet Academy 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 … Exams always feel worthwhile, but performances are understandably the most fun. When it came to my duet, however, the two were …

Tips on overcoming ballet injuries

Ballet training is hard on a dancer’s body; injury is common place.  I’ve learned a lot on how to deal with my injuries, from small niggles to some more serious, particularly over the last two years when my training has become more intensive. I wrote in one of my blog posts, here, that one of …

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