A Year at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Completed!

May is behind us; June is here; the Moscow sun is blazing- exams are over and my 2013 summer holidays are less than two weeks away! Who would have known that my first year of training here would be over so soon? Returning to the Academy in December- indeed, since I began in August- it never …

A Very Full March

So much happened in March 2013! That first weekend, we had a surprise birthday party for my roommate, Ioanna.  This was followed by a trip to see an international rhythmic gymnastics competition in the stadium at Sportivnia which was incredible! We heard about it through my same roommate as her journey to ballet initiated from …

What’s New In February

February has been a great month for new experiences as I’ve done quite a bit of sight seeing – visiting new places and revisiting some of the ones I’ve already visited but getting a new perspective on them now I feel at home in Moscow.  I’ve visited the Pushkin Art Gallery, which I’d been dying …

Christmas is Coming…

Well, November 2012 has proved to be an eventful month. Firstly, as we are nearing the Praktika Concert audition, our teacher has slotted in an extra repertoire slot after point on a Saturday. In addition, we will all practice our solos on the academy stage (where the audition will be) at some point in the …