Springtime celebrations in Moscow – and Lady of the Camellias

The end of February and start of March 2014 really was the time for celebrations; the pancake-eating festival of Maslenitsa (pretty much the same as our pancake day except it lasts the whole week!) was the last week of February and it was soon followed by International Womens’ Day on the 8th March.  Of course, …

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Winter Performance 2013

The last two months have been my most exciting yet at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.  December saw me dancing in my first concert at the Bolshoi, plus it was my 18th birthday and, of course, I came home for the Christmas holidays. Before I report on all that though, in November, I was lucky enough …