Skateboard Maven’s Nod to Powerful Role of Ballet in a Post-Apocalyptic Era

Skateboard Maven’s Nod to Powerful Role of Ballet in a Post-Apocalyptic Era Elena Alexandra | The First Guild | March 18, 2021 Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on tumblr Share on vk Champion Skateboard Pro Jessy Jean Bart in a photo by Félix Renaud Award-winning photographer Félix […]

Pro Skateboarder Jesse Jean Bart on Ballet changing lives

Pro Skateboarder Jessy Jean Bart Talks About The Power Of Ballet To Change A Kid’s Life “Ballet is probably the most powerful thing that could happen to the school system. I truly believe that.” – Jessy Jean Bart Jessy Jean Bart stretching before his skate We’re excited to be partnering with pro skateboarder Jessy Jean […]

Ballet Changes Lives: International Ballet Star Julio Bocca dreams big

Ballet Changes Lives: International Ballet Star Julio Bocca dreams big Julio Bocca teaching a master class at the National School of Ballet in Cuba | photo credit: Yailín Alfaro Earlier this month, when acclaimed ballet historian Elizabeth Kaye interviewed the incomparable Julio Bocca for The Music Center’s Digital Dance Salon Series, I knew their talk […]

Hello 2021 !!

We’re working with a team of ballet pros to develop an innovative on-line educational course, which introduces a superior classical ballet system accessible to us all. What makes this course unique is that we present the basics, along with the principles that underlie them. This understanding makes the learning meaningful and applicable to our life […]

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 […]


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 […]


  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 […]