Bolshoi Ballet Teacher in Livingston
Yellowstone Ballet Company announces an unprecedented opportunity for area youth to study Russian Method Ballet with Nikita Kusurgashev, a graduate of the famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Kusurgashev was one of 36 children selected to train at the famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy from a pool of 500 children who came from all over Russia for the audition. He studied Russian Ballet Technique at the Academy for eight years. The program is rigorous, and at the time of his graduation, there were only three male students remaining in the class. After graduation exams he was the only male student selected for the company by world-renowned Russian teacher and choreographer Yuri Grigorovich (then Artistic Director of the company). Kusurgashev was immediately promoted to soloist, though it was unusual for the theatre hierarchy policy. He danced with the company for 10 years and then danced and choreographed for the Imperial Russian Ballet Theatre (Mariinsky Ballet) in St Petersburg. He has been teaching and choreographing in Russia since 2007. His students placed first and third in the Moscow Art Music Festival.
Mr. Kusurgashev is delighted to come to Montana to share his knowledge of Russian Ballet Technique and also Russian Folk Dance. He will be teaching beginner through advanced ballet in Livingston for the 2017-18 season, September 5 – June 1. The curriculum will include a men’s/boys’ class, all-levels of ballet technique, pas de deux, variations, and Russian Folk Dance. He will also be teaching professional level ballet and pre-professional ballet classes which require an audition.
Beginner – advanced classes are open to students from all regional ballet schools. Students are welcome to continue training at their home dance school and supplement their training with classes with Mr. Kusurgashev’s classes. Classes will be held at Yellowstone Ballet School, 109 S B St. Livingston, MT.
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