Graduation 2016 – Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Wow.  It’s hard to describe the magnitude of my feelings when I look back on my graduation at the end of June.  I’ve graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy after four years of intensity I never dreamed I would ever experience.  I am now only the third British female student to graduate from the Bolshoi …

A ballet dancer’s audition journey: from Ekaterinburg to Copenhagen and back to Moscow

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 … Antwerp – Leipzig – London – Slovakia – Brussels – Dortmund – Prague – Ostrava – Ekaterinburg – Copenhagen – Dessau …

Final year ballet 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 … Seems some sort of miracle that I’m now able to write in the past tense about my graduating ballet exam; marking …

More photos from my character exam

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 … See my write up and videos in an earlier post by clicking here. See photos from my ballet exam here. See …

Final year acting 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 … March 25th 2016 saw the completion of my first final year state exam in acting.  Always a good one to begin …

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 …

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 …

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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