Top tips for international students thinking about training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Last updated June 2016. I’m now on Instagram if you’d like to follow my career as a professional classical dancer. Upon being offered my place at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, I thought very carefully through my options before making my final  decision. Acceptance would take me a long way from my home, familiarity and family; …

One year on …

It seems crazy that a whole year has passed since my graduation.  I’ve now commenced my second year as a professional and my first full season working for Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre, after gaining such a lot of performance experience initially with Royal Ballet of Moscow and St Petersburg Ballet. I’ve already had …

WBC 2016 – official photos from classical performances

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 … Here are the official photos taken by Virginia Trudeau Photography from my classical performances at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, …

WBC 2016 – official photos from contemporary performances

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 … Here are the official photos taken by Virginia Trudeau Photography from my contemporary performances at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida …

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 …

Final year character 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 … April 20th 2016 and my state exams are completed!  As with all major life events, it seemed as if they were …

Final year duet 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 … Exams always feel worthwhile, but performances are understandably the most fun. When it came to my duet, however, the two were …

Tips on overcoming ballet injuries

Ballet training is hard on a dancer’s body; injury is common place.  I’ve learned a lot on how to deal with my injuries, from small niggles to some more serious, particularly over the last two years when my training has become more intensive. I wrote in one of my blog posts, here, that one of …

Harlequin Floors

For those of you attending Move It 2016 this weekend in London, you might have caught sight of me at the Harlequin Floors stand.  OK, so it wasn’t actually me; it was a full size poster of one of the photos from a shoot I did last summer with Nicola Selby for Harlequin. They are just …

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 …

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