Building our School

Building our School Mission Our vision is to create a unique school which teaches classical ballet, with the goal of guiding students to connect with their innate qualities and find their natural mode of expression. This process is the road to discovering one’s Identity. Students will be introduced to and set forth on the path […]

tfg-school-project-BID

Project Ballet & Identity Maria Shirinkina, soloist of Mariinsky Ballet and principal dancer in Munich, Germany Project Overview. This project is about identity formation through an education in the principles underlying the art and science of classical ballet. Classical dance as it is taught throughout the world today, is largely based on a system rooted […]

Mariinsky Ballet performs Fokine

  The renowned Mariinsky Theatre performs 4 classics from legendary Choreographer Michel Fokine Les Saisons Russe at the OC Saturday, October 14th, we saw the one and only Mariinsky Ballet Theatre perform four classic ballets from the great Fokine. Michel Fokine (1880–1942) is a world-famous Russian choreographer whose tremendous talent was a game-changer in the […]

Starbucks Ballerina

  Starbucks Ballerina! Autumn greetings from St. Petersburg, Russia! Our dear friend Anna, or ‘Annichka’ as we call her shares some amazing snaps of a ballet dancer sculpted from LEGOs – yes LEGOs! in the storefront window of Starbucks. What an amazing pairing, right! … and perhaps only in Europe! … where the rich culture […]

Vaganova

  The story of Agrippina Vaganova Far from the iconic image of a ‘ballet dancer’ herself, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century single-handedly created the system which serves as the foundation of classical ballet as we know it today. The 10-year old girl from a poor family who would be considered an […]