Russian Ballet offers an exclusive summer intensive for inspired, dedicated dancers. The workshop concentrates on strong, technical classes along with performance training. We are a strict Vaganova training Academy with instructors from Kiev, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia that will coach you every step of the way in a beautiful 8,000 sqf state of the art facility located Downtown Orlando.
The Workshop concentrates on three different levels. Primary, Preparatory and Pre-Professional. Daily curriculum is strategically designed for each group to improve and strengthen your foundation, technique, and flexibility of every dancer.
Russian Ballet staff alternates between levels so that every participant receives the opportunity to experience training with every one of our world class pedagogues
* Katerina Fedotova - Artistic Director
* Irina Depler - Ballet Mistress and Private Coach.
* Vadim Fedotov - Guest Ballet Pedagogue.
-Daily Vaganova "Russian Method" class
-Men Class with Mr. Goliandin and Mr. Fedotov
-Men Variation Class
-Character and Historical Dance
-Private Lessons - included in the intensive package for dancers who get chosen for Soloist/Principal roles.
At the end of every intensive, we present a full classical production (Don Quixote, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Esmeralda and more). Performance/acting/awareness/coordination on stage is 50% part of every dancer training. You can be a beautiful dancer, but can you actually perform? Can you make the audience cry, laugh or get them to feel what you are feeling on stage? Mesmerize them, make them fall in love with you. It is a skill that is trained separately from daily technique classes. Character development takes weeks if not month of private one on one coaching. Russian Ballet Orlando specializes in all of the above.
All students of the intensive will participate at the end of the summer production that we will prepare in 5 week time. All the main roles will be determined after the first week of observation.
This year we are presenting Don Quixote
Week 1: Dancers will be taking all of the above classes and will be under a close observation for casting. You will learn and practice all the main classical male and female variations. Cast will be revealed at the end of the week.
Week 2: Dancers will be taking all of the above classes and will be learning all the corps-de-ballet choreography of the performance. Private coaching will be set up soloist and principal cast.
Week 3/4: Dancers will be taking all of the above classes and working on performance scenes. Scenes are one of the most challenging parts of every production. Scenes tell the story of the ballet, set the mood of the performance and dancers will learn how to engage each other on the stage. Scenes can either make or break the performance. All of the pieces of the productions will be put together and completed within these two weeks. Private coaching with leads will be trained daily.
Week 5: This week are run throughs. Finalizing the performance and perfecting lasting details. Dancers will have ballet, pointe, men's class and rehearsals.