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 …

Passports, injuries and auditions

Finally, I’m  back in Moscow after a part-planned, part-unplanned prolonged stay at home in the UK over Christmas and New Year.  It’s good to be back in Moscow and reconnect with my training regime here, but it’s really very cold. I must admit I was ready to fly back home in December.  The start to …

VKIBC Brussels, 2015 – 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 … All of my performances from the Valentina Koslova International Ballet Competition in Brussels, November 2015 – which I also posted about …

VKIBC 2015, Brussels – photo diary and rehearsal video.

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 … I had such a great time at the Valentina Koslova International Ballet Competition in Brussels and was lucky enough to win …

VKIBC 2015 – official photos

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 from VKIBC 2015.  All photos © Sonia Goicoechea.  You can also see my photo diary and video …

More performances on the Bolshoi Theatre Stage…..

September and October have been busy months for performances, too.  In September, we performed the Katerina Ukranian character dance at a Jubilee birthday presentation for one of the teachers at the Academy, Evgenia Karapetovna Farmyants. Also performing at this event was the amazing Maria Alexandrova, principal dancer with the Bolshoi.  She performed a piece from …

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Opening Ceremony 2015

The start of my fourth and final year here at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy was made extra special in that I was part of the formal Opening Ceremony which takes place every 1st September to celebrate the year’s graduates and the arrival of the new students in the first class.  It really initiated the year …

Barnsley ballerina – photos

Photos taken while I was home for the summer at renowned locations in my home town of Barnsley – June 2015. Photos by Chris Sedgewick. If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.

Regal – photos

Photographs taken in my beautiful Grishko tutu, made for me to dance the Aurora variation from Sleeping Beauty. Photos taken by Nicola Selby – June 2015. If you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer, go over to my Instagram page here.

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