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.

Prague International Ballet Masterclasses – portfolio photos

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 … If you would like advice on your training, I wrote about things to consider in your everyday ballet training regime here.   …

Preparing for auditions …..

The start of my summer holidays began as soon as I finished my last exam on 11th June… and headed straight for the airport through the rush hour traffic.  I only just made it to the plane on time!  And safe to say, since returning home, the pace has really kept up as I’ve been …

13 lessons I’ve learned as a ballet dancer in training

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 … If you would like advice on your training, I wrote about things to consider in your everyday ballet training regime here. Looking …

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, …

Easter at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

One of the best things about living in Moscow is being able to celebrate two Easters every year; once to coincide with the one back home in the UK and once for the Orthodox Easter, celebrated here in Russia.  This year the two Easters fell over consecutive weekends so I made sure I filled the …

Preparation for Tanzolymp 2015

It’s already only the third week of the new term back in an extremely snowy Moscow and yet I have rehearsed my variations for Tanzolymp 2015 nearly every day with my teacher, Revich, so that I was quickly into shape and motivated for the competition which takes place in Berlin in February.  In addition to …

A day in the life of a Bolshoi Ballet Academy student

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 … If you would like advice on your training, I wrote about things to consider in your everyday ballet training regime here. This …

Winter’s here in Moscow!

17th October.  That’s the day Winter officially arrived here in Moscow.  I’m not sure whether the temperature had dropped a little below zero before then but I was certainly more aware of it after that fateful Friday that brought the first snow to the City!  Temperatures have since been down as low as minus 10 degrees!  As …

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 …