The Winter Intensive Program provides aspiring ballet students (14&up) a rare opportunity for growth by working directly with highly-qualified teachers who come from the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy, St.Petersburg, Russia.
The Russian Ballet Method will give dancers a stronger precision, technical clarity and artistry in their class work and performance. Students will immerse themselves in the education of dance and the Russian Method, which has trained the best ballet dancers in the world. They will learn how to work with their own bodies by accentuating their strengths, and by strengthening their weaknesses. This intensive program allows students to experience what it takes to become a professional dancer, and to help propel them towards their goals. An exciting opportunity to increase skill, knowledge, technique, and endurance.
Alexei Ilin and Elena Kukseva both graduated from the Vaganova Academy as teachers. Alexei is presently working at the Academy, coaching advanced levels, including graduates. Elena is teaching in a prestigious private ballet school, specializing in intermediate levels.