Getting ready for the first course ballet exam

As the Spring 2014 weather finally arrives in Moscow, so do the exams, which brings a real intensity to my training. My teacher, Revich, has been working us very hard in preparation for our end of first course ballet exam that will be on the 16th May. We’ve been doing run throughs of the exam, …

An Introduction to Stanislavsky and a Visitor Arrives

Already October has ended and November 2013 is upon us; really, I don’t know where the time is going! This year I was lucky enough to have my Mum book to visit me half way through this first ‘semester’ but, back in September, the exact date (30th October) seemed a long way off- such a …

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 …

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