Summer ballet training – video & photos

I’m loving my summer holidays so far – I’m enjoying doing everything that I miss so much whilst I’m in Moscow but of course I’m also keeping up with my training and continuing to maintain my fitness. I’m going to the gym every day for an hour and half where I warm up, do a …

Highlights of my second year training at the Bolshoi

I can’t quite believe I’m back home after completing the second year of my training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy!  I left Moscow in the scorching 30 degrees heat – it’s not so hot and sunny here in England but I am pleased to be back and catching up with all my friends and family …

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 …

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, …

14 of My Favourite Places to Visit in Moscow

As I’ve now been living in Moscow for nearly 18 months, and I’ve had chance to see and do quite a lot amidst all of my training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, I thought I’d compile a list of my favourite places.  So here is a vegetarian, ballet-dancing perspective of the best places to visit in Moscow …

Back to Moscow for a very cold January

So my arrival back in Moscow went extremely smoothly; I arrived on Sunday 12th January 2014 with no complications, ready to start class straight away on the Monday.  I have to admit I was feeling a little trepidation about how my body was going to take the first day back but I was really pleased …

Spending Some Time Back Home

December 2012 saw temperatures drop really, really low – I left Moscow at crazy minus twenty. Luckily, I was too busy packing and organising my things to need to leave the Academy for much more than a short trip to the supermarket! On our last class (I still did ballet technique class and pointe class …