Brighton Ballet | The School of Russian American Ballet presents Winter Intensive Program of Russian Ballet at Kingsborough
Brighton Ballet is offering a 5-day Intensive Program of Russian Ballet at Kingsborough this December: Monday, December 17 - Friday, December 21, 2018
BBT's Winter Intensive Program of Russian Ballet boasts 15 hours (3 hours of lessons each day from 5 to 8 PM) of ballet classes taught by BBT's guest ballet instructor Mrs. Liudmila Polonskaya. Winter Intensive is suitable for well-rounded, intermediate and advanced level ballet dancers, ages 11-15.
BBT's Guest Teacher Liudmila Polonskaya Biography
Choreographer and Teacher of Classical Ballet, Character and Historical Dance.
Liudmila Polonskaya was born in Russia in the region of Crimea. In 1967, at the age of ten, she joined the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St.
Petersburg. She graduated there under the orientation of the Natalia Dudinskaya in 1974. Ms. Polonskaya then became the first ballerina of the Maly Opera Theater in St. Petersburg, where she interpreted the leading roles of the classical repertoire such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Le Corsaire, Paquita, Raymonda, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. During this period she had the opportunity to travel with the company to France, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, and Holland. In 1995, Ms. Polonskaya graduated in Ballet Pedagogy at the Vaganova Academy Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia with a diploma of Choreographer and Teacher of Classical Ballet, Character and Historical Dance.
Ms. Polonskaya was then hired by the Vaganova Academy of Ballet where she taught classical ballet from 1995-2000.
During this time she was invited to teach at ballet schools in Australia, Japan, Korea and Brazil. In 2000, Ms. Polonskaya was invited to give classical ballet lessons and choreograph for the Maria Olenewa Dance School of Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Vaganova method is a ballet technique and training system devised by the Russian dancer and pedagogue Agrippina Vaganova (1879–1951). The technique fuses elements of traditional French technique from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian technique. The training system is designed to involve the whole body in every movement, with equal attention paid to the upper body, legs, and feet. Vaganova believed that this approach increases consciousness of the body, thus creating a harmony of movement and greater expressive range.
The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet is a school of classical ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Vaganova Ballet Academy which some consider the source of modern classical dance (Russian Ballet technique) is now over 276 years old.
Image courtesy of Brighton Ballet Theater Co., Inc. Photo by Nina Alovert
About BBT/The School of Russian American Ballet:
Established in 1987, Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian American Ballet (BBT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and developing Russian classical and folk dance traditions in New York City. BBT is situated in the heart of the Russian cultural district of Brooklyn, in the Brighton Beach /Manhattan Beach area, where we offer affordable, professional dance instruction and performances on the campus of Kingsborough Community College.
More than 400 students from diverse backgrounds attend BBT each year to learn the art of dance. BBT's well-rounded curriculum is founded on the Vaganova (Russian) Method, a ballet training system not only for correct technique but also for proper disposition; students may also pursue classes in character dance, contemporary dance, international folk dance, jazz dance, etc. Under the care and guidance of BBT’s International faculty, who graduated best ballet schools and colleges and have performed with the most prestigious ballet companies of Russia, Ukraine, and the USA, our dancers gain the skills they need for life-long health, creativity, self-discipline, personal responsibility and professional success.
For more information, program costs, and registration appointment, please contact us: c/o Kingsborough Community College.
2001 Oriental Blvd, Building: T7, 2nd floor, Room 7211, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Phone: 718-769-9161; E-Mail: email@example.com
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