Week 2: 18.07 - 23.07
Week 3: 25.07 - 30.07
Week 2: 18:00-23:45 (GMT+3)
Week 3: 18:00-23:45 (GMT+3)
- online group or individual
- by video
go to Auditions for intensives
After two years proving their efficiency and the improvement in our students’ technique, we have decided to continue our online courses as an independent line of intensives. Here we introduce the Vaganova Academy Online Intensive by Russian Masters, with the direct collaboration with Vaganova Academy. This is a 100% Vaganova program: using the Academy´s methodology and conducted by the teachers from this institution, which is the home of classical ballet.
As always, we count on the experience and professionalism of Russian Masters and the best teachers of Vaganova Academy with the highest experience to offer you the best quality online course. We keep working on our digital courses although they have no equal. We are preparing ourselves so our teachers can use the better technology in order to provide the best education for our students.METHODICAL PROGRAM - total 35 academical hours (a.hrs.) per week: Classical dance, Points / Male Technique, Repertory, Acting / Character / Gymnastics.
ADDITIONALLY, THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
• Meeting with Vaganova Academy’s representative
• Official observation and audition for the International Trainee Program of Vaganova Academy
• Parent-teacher short meeting for the feedback
• Technical support
• Russian ballet terminology dictionary (to stimulate your understanding of ballet classes in Russian)
• Small groups up to 10 students.
Classical dance teachers: Galina Enikeeva, Yuliya Kasenkova, Anna Podlesnaya, Alexey Ilyin, Sofya Gumerova, Svetlana Ivanova. Elena Chmil, Anastasia Sevostianova, Tatiana Cherkashina, and others.
Character dance teacher: Polina Rassadina, Alexandra Lebedeva, Anastasia Vasilieva, Roman Petukhov
Acting Teacher: Alexandr Omar
1 week - 450€
2 weeks - 800€
3 weeks – 1050€
Former first soloist of The Theatre of Choreographic Miniatures
Graduate teacher at Vaganova Academy
Upon graduating with honors, Galina has completed specialization courses in the class of NATALIA DUDINSKAYA AND IRINA TROFIMOVA at Vaganova Academy.
After she worked as first soloist at the Theatre of Choreographic Miniatures of Leonid Jacobson, an exceptional and principal choreographer of Kirov Theatre (now Mariinsky), in his time. With the company Galina danced around the world with great success.
In 1998 she graduated as a classical ballet teacher in Vaganova Ballet Academy. Since then she has acquired an extensive teaching practice and methodical didactic in ballet.
Currently, she teaches ballet in Vaganova Academy in Saint Petersburg, basically on elementary and intermediate levels. Also, Galina gives Stage Practice classes for children in the Mariinsky Theatre.
She has given numerous master classes in Japan, Denmark, Italy and other countries.
More information on: http://vaganovaacademy.ru/academy/structure/kafedri/classica/enikeeva.html
Coach at Mikhailovsky Ballet Theatre
Former soloist dancer at Mariinsky Ballet Theatre
Graduate teacher at Vaganova Academy
Yulia Kasenkova graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy, and joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company as a soloist from 1993 to 2014. She received a teaching degree from Vaganova Academy in 2010, and was immediately hired as a coach by Mikhailovsky Theatre. She joined Vaganova Academy in 2013, teaching international trainees, before being promoted in 2014. She has been teaching upper school classes ever since.
Yulia has only been teaching for 7 years, but she has already received major awards for her work and achieved some great results with her students. It is such a privilege to have this gifted teacher in our faculty.
With the Mariinsky Ballet from 1996 to 2020
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy as an artist and teacher
In addition, she graduated as teacher from the Vaganova Academy and the last four years she has been giving lessons in this prestigious school to the intermediate levels.
She has performed, among other soloist roles, the Sylph from La Sylphide by August Bournonville, Aurora and Princess Florine from The Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa and more neoclassical choreographies such as The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude by William Forsythe.
The Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta praises her versatility by saying that “her feet can command any tempi, emotions and styles”.
In our courses Ms. Ivanova will teach the intermediate levels. We are honored and lucky to be able to work with such a talented and professional teacher.
National awards from Ministry of Culture of Russia
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy
Since 1990 Tatiana Cherkashina has been the soloist of this theatre. Her work as a ballet dancer and her labor in the cultural scope of the country has been recognized several times by most prestigious national awards from the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation.
In 2008 she got the official grade of Teacher of Classical Ballet in the Vaganova Academy and has been teaching classical dance for over 10 years.
Tatiana Cherkashina has offered already various master classes of classical ballet in Norway, Israel and Japan.
Her major jobs:
• Soloist – “Classical Syphony” S. Prokofiev
• “Grand pa Classic” F. Ober/ V. Gazovsky
• Ballet dancer – “Petrushka” I. Stravinsky/M- Fokin
• Princess Aurora, princess Florina – “The Sleeping Beaty” P. Chaikovsky / M. Petipa (under reducción of Dolgushin)
• "Opus №45" А. Berg\ G.Contreras
• Ballet dancer – «Dreams» P. Chaikovsky/N. Dolgushin
• Odetta-Odilia – “The Swan Lake” P. Chaikovsky/ L. Ivanov, М. Petipa (under reducción of N. Dolgushin)
• Gisele – “Gisele” А. Аdan / Corrali, G. Perro, М. Petipa
• Fairy Drazhe – “The Nutcracker” P. Chaikovsky/V.Vaionen, L.Ivanov, N. Dolgushin
• "Grand Pa" soloist – "Pajita" L. Minkus / M. Petipa
• Julietta– "Epitafia" Т. Albinoni/N. Dolgushin
• Kitri – "Don Quijote" L. Minkus/A. Gorsky (under reducción of N. Dolgushin)
• Pimpinella – "Pulchinello" I. Stravinsky/K. Chubashev
• "Choreographic Miniatures” L. Yakobson
More information on <a target="_blank" href="http://vaganovaacademy.ru/academy/structure/kafedri/classica/tcherkashina.html"><b><u>Vaganova Academy website</u></b></a>.<br>
Ex-soloist of Maly Ballet of the Mariinsky Theater
Graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy of the Vaganova Academy
After that he entered the Gorky Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alexander Pushkin. He danced all the solo ballet repertoire of the theater.
He was invited to Leningrad, to the International Foundation of Leonid Yakobson - the Maly Ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre. There Alexey danced leading parts in classical ballets and solo parts of the concert repertoire of the troupe led by O.M. Vinogradov.
In the late 90's he entered the Academy of Russian Ballet named after A.Ya.Vaganova at the Pedagogical Faculty (class of V.V. Rumyantseva). Throughout the training he taught in classes and rehearsed parts for concerts.
After graduating from the Academy he worked as a choreographer at the SABT Theatre and the Academy of the theatre in South Africa. Upon his return to Russia, he began teaching at the ARB in the Department of Classical and Duet-Classical Dance.
PARTIES: Pas de Trois (Swan Lake), Spartacus, Crassus (Spartacus), Albert (Giselle), Harlequin (Harlequinade).
Soloist of character dance at the Mariinsky Theatre
Polina is also a tutor and lecturer in Vaganova Academy in Saint Petersburg, as well as character dance soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre, considered one of the leading ballet theaters.
Her work in our intensiveы marked a turning point in our students. This discipline is vital and crucial for a ballet artist. It has its origin and development in Russia but in Europe unfortunately there are not many well formed specialists. Dance character usually marks a fundamental difference between one dancer and another, and can even decide their fate.
During the Russian Masters courses Polina teaches Character Dance to all professional groups.
Some notes about her professional activity:
Polina was born in St. Petersburg. In 1994 she graduated from the Vaganova Academy in the class of NATALIA DUDINSKAYA y ALISA STROGOYA, prominent legends in the history of ballet.
More information on Vaganova Academy website.
Formerly a ballet dancer at the Mariinsky Theater
Diploma of artist and teacher of the Vaganova Academy
In 2005, graduated with honors from Vaganova Ballet Academy as a ballet tutor and choreography teacher.
In 2009, finished the post-graduate study of Vaganova Ballet Academy.
In 2015 Candidate of Sciences (PhD).
In 2012 Awarded the diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
1991 - 2012 - a ballet dancer at Mariinsky Theatre.
Since 2003 teaching character and historical dance at Vaganova Ballet Academy
Author of the book “Waltz. History and school of dance” and some articles on choreog-raphy.
Soloist Dancer at the Mikhailovsky Ballet Theatre
His repertoire included the roles of Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet, chor. by Nikolay Boyarchikov; chor. by Oleg Vinogradov), Spartacus, Crix and centurions (Spartacus, chor. by George Kovtun), Moor’s Friend (The Moor’s Pavane, chor. by Jose Limon), Gringoire (Esmeralda), solo in the Indian dance (La Bayadère), the role of Fairy Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty, rev. by Nikolay Boyarchikov), Mr Drosselmeyer, Abdurrahman and solo role in panaderos (Raymonda), Rose waltz and Spanish dance (The Nutcracker, chor. by Nikolay Boyarchikov), Ali and Isaac Lanquedem (Le Corsaire, rev. by Farukh Ruzimatov).
Former soloist at the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre
Vaganova Academy graduated
Sofia Gumerova graduated from the Russian Ballet Academy in 1995. And from the same year, she entered the troupe and to 2016 she has been the first soloist of the Mariinsky Theater.
In 2010 Sofia received the title of honored Artist of Russia.
Sofia’s repertoire includes more than 30 roles, including the beloved Giselle (Giselle, Manna, Mirta), Swan Lake (Odette - Odile, large swans), La Bayadere (Nikia, Grand pas, trio of shadows), Corsair (Medora, a trio of odalisks), La Sylphide (La Sylphide), the Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Candide Fairy, Princess Florine), Raymonda (Raymonda, Clemance, Grand pas), Don Quixote (Kitri, Street Dancer, Queen of the Dryads), Michel Fokine’s ballets The Dying Swan, Chopiniana, and many many others!
Repertoire also includes:
Ondine (Queen of the Sea); choreography by Pierre Lacotte,
Reverence; choreography by David Dawson,
the duet from the ballet The Ghostly Ball; choreography by Dmitry Bryantsev,
Goya-Divertissement (Duchess of Alba); choreography by José Antonio,
Like an Old Organ Grinder; choreography by Alexei Miroshnichenko,
Pas de quatre (Carlotta Grisi, Lucile Grahn); choreography by Anton Dolin
and Euphoria; choreography by Nikita Dmitrievsky.
Sofia Gumerova works as a pedagogue at the Vaganova Academy and a teacher at the Conservatory of Rimsky Korsakov at the department of directing ballet. In addition, she gives master classes all over the world.
In the past the principal soloist of the Yacobson Ballet
Disciple of direct students of Agrippina Vaganova
Graduated with honors from the Vaganova Academy
She worked with legendary teachers such as Alla Shelest, Alla Osipenko, Lyudmila Kunakova and Ninel Petrova, Lyudila Safronova.
Anna Podlesnaya represents the St. Petersburg´s school in its purest form, even to receive the epithet “Vaganova’s granddaughter.” After an acclaimed career as a Principal Dancer, she became an outstanding teacher. Her excellence as Teacher is shown in details such as the correct position of hands and feet, she combines attention to detail with great sympathy and sensitivity when working with children.
Ex-soloist of international theaters
Degree in Vaganova Academy as an artist and teacher
After her soloist career in various ballet companies, she became supervisor and teacher of great Russian ballet companies, including the prestigious Ballet L. Yakobson.
She was a guest soloist in the ballet company of the Leningrad Conservatory named after Rimskiy-Korsakov.
In 1993 she was invited to the ballet company of Prague as soloist.
From 1995-1998 she was a soloist of the State Theatre in Brno.
Since 1998, soloist in the company .L.Yakobson.
She participated in tours around Russia and the world.
Since 1997 a dancer in the Mariinsky Theatre
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Dance
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Dance, she has worked since 1997 in the Mariinsky Theatre as a dancer. Since 2018 she is also a student of the pedagogical faculty of the Vaganova Academy. She also conducts rehearsals of the students from the Academy sometimes.
She has a lot of experience working the historical repertoire on the Mariinsky Theatre stage. She performed as a soloist in “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai'' (Krakowiak), "The Swan Lake'' (mazurka) “Don Quixote'' (Gipsy), “The Nutcracker'' (Lady) and "Polovtsian dances'' and she has also danced every kind of historical dances such as quadrilles, minuets, sarabandes, polonaises and other kind of dances highly used in classical repertoire.
During the course of historical dance, students will study and get familiar with the following dances from Mariinsky Theatre: the Minuet from “Rigoletto”, the Quadrille from “The Queen of swords” and the Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”, among other pieces and apart from the theoretical material following the methodology of the Vaganova Academy.
Tutor at the Mikhailovsky Theater
Ex-soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theater
Graduated from the Vaganova Academy as an artist and teacher
In 2011 he graduated Vaganova Ballet Academy in the direction of "Ballet Pedagogy”. It includes the study of teaching methods of "classical", "duet-classical", "historical" and "folk-character" dance. Completed advanced training in teaching character dance in 2020.
He is a teacher of character dance at the Eifman Academy and a tutor at the Mikhailovsky Theater. Rehearsing the parts: Spartak and Crix “Spartacus”, Espada “Don Quixote”, Pas d'esclave “Corsair”, Police “Cipollino”, Medj “Sylphide”, etc.
Takes part in all tours of the Mikhailovsky Theater: Japan, USA, Spain, Italy, Austria, Finland, Turkey, England, Canada, Germany.
His repertoire included roles in the productions: The Little Humpbacked Horse, La Fille mal gardée, Giselle, Harlequinade, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Faust, La Bayadère, Cinderella, or The Crystal Shoes, The Princess of the Moon, La Fille mal gardée, Raymonda , Romeo and Juliet, La Bayadère, Le Corsaire, among others.
Participated in the projects Dance Open, Classics at Dvortsovaya. Held a cadet ball "To the Glory of the Fatherland" in St. Petersburg