Life at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Dancer Tala Lee-Turton sits on the edge of a fountain in front of the majestic Astrakhan Theatre in Russia. The building is white with a green roof and turrets on each corner.

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.

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Tala Lee-Turton poses on stage after a performance of Giselle. She has on a Giselle romantic white tutu.

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.

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A dancer in a black tutu looks into the camera as she holds her arms around her legs - she is seated.

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

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A group of dancers in ball gowns at their graduation from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. They are stood on a red carpet holding their diplomas and infont of a 217 which stands for the number of graduation ceremonies the Academy has held.

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

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Tala Lee-Turton backstage waiting to perform at the World Ballet Competition in 2016. She is wearing a turquoise and white tutu.

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

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