The End of Another Year at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Spring 2014 is fast turning into summer 2014 and my second year here in Moscow at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy almost over! It’s a scary thought to consider: in less than two weeks, I’ll have completed the first course (first year) of my three year diploma. This last month has been the toughest in my …

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 Quick Breather…

I’m taking the opportunity presented by the public holiday today (Worker’s Day) to provide an update on the past month and, indeed, to recharge – our teacher has allowed us two days off, with the admonition that we meet again, in Friday’s class, as if we’ve had two months off, ready to advance full-speed-ahead on exam work. …

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 …

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