Ivan Vasiliev in Don Quixote – May 2015

It seems that the best things in life are definitely worth waiting for! I’ve been waiting for an eternity to see the Bolshoi version of Don Quixote and finally, last weekend, I managed not only to do that, but to also witness the fabulous Ivan Vasiliev dancing his signature part of Basilio! As per usual, …

First month of second course at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

I think it’s fair to say that summer is definitely over now; both in terms of the weather and the way that things have picked up with my ballet training here in Moscow.  I was extremely glad to return at the end of August and ready to hit second course running; arguably the hardest year …

Looking ahead after my summer break …

The summer has most definitely sped by; it doesn’t seem so long ago that I was packing to return home in June, and yet now I’m packing to start my second year at the Academy! So here’s my summer update! The last weeks of my initial year at the Academy were really great; one of …

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 …

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