The summer intensive program has been designed to provide serious students ages 10 to 22 with a complete dance-training program. There are three levels of study available; Preparatory, Intermediate, and Advanced or Pre-Professional. There is also a Teachers Program. The curriculum includes a complete dance-training program for both male and female students who will be able to receive a unique approach to authentic, traditional Russian ballet training with the finest Russian teachers.
The program teaches the Russian ballet technique directly from the Vaganova Ballet Academy (Kirov) given by teachers who come from the prestigious academy. All ballet teachers have been students of Vaganova, Tarazov, Plaht, among others, with a high quality expertise in Russian, American, European and Latin American ballet companies.
Advanced or Pre-Professional Teachers
Student’s placement goes according to the level not by age.
About the Program
Instruction will concentrate on ballet technique, Pointe, adagios, port de bras, pirouettes, small and big jumps, variations and allegros. Each group will receive Ballet Technique, Pointe*, Female and Male Variations, Character, Pas de Deux classes*, Modern, Flamenco, Pilates and Gyrokenesis classes.
*For the Intermediate and Advanced levels only
The schedule of classes will depend on the level of the student. Students will take at least 4 classes a day, 1 hour and 30 minutes for Technique and 1 hour for the every other discipline. Selection and student placement is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Director, Mr. Vladimir Issaev. Classes are Mondays thru Fridays 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. There is a lunch break in the middle of the day.
All members of the faculty will be teaching all students in all levels.
The program includes one performance at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. The repertoire includes classical and neo-classical works. Modern, Flamenco and Character pieces are also included. All students participate in the performance. Hiring Opportunities
Students in the Advanced/ Pre-Professional Level ( older than 18 years of age ) will be observed for a possible invitation to join our Ballet Company Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. Faculty for the Summer Program 2013 Ballet
Yelena Zabalkanskaya - Ballet teacher from the Vaganova Ballet Academy
Lisa Maltseva – Vaganova Ballet Academy and Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Olga Mekhonoshina – Perm Ballet Academy and Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Vladimir Issaev - GITIS and Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Character
Ruzana Iremashvilli - V. Chabukiani’s Tbilisi State Choreographic College and Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Modern:
Diego Salterini – DanceNow Ensemble Flamenco:
Jorge Robledo – Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Pilates:
Maria Risolia Pianist Accompanists:
Milagros Teja - Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Susana Makhtina – Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Maria Eugenia Del Frade – Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Yraima Menendez – Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Ballet:
Mme. Alla Osipenko ( formerly prima ballerina of the Kirov)
Vladimir Issaev (GITIS) Men’s classes and Pas de Deux
Ms. Yelena Shertsnieva ( formerly soloist of the Kirov and current faculty member of the Vaganova Ballet Academy – Ballet and Character )
Ms. Elena Zabalkasnskaya ( formerly soloist of the Kirov and current faculty of the Vaganova Ballet Academy – Ballet )
Ms. Lisa Maltseva ( Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate and formerly member of the Kirov Ballet - Mariinsky Theater current soloist of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida)
Ms. Olga Mekhonoshina ( Perm Academy of Ballet in Russia and current Ballet Mistress of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida)
Ms. Yulia Kasenkova ( current soloist of the Kirov and faculty member of the Vaganova Ballet Academy)
Ms. Ludmila Issaev ( current faculty of the Choreographic School of Voronezh )
Live auditions will be held by appointment only in Miami, FL at the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida studios or at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.
By standards, teachers will adjust student’s body manually to correct alignment and/or technique. If student does not allow this practice, please, do not audition. Audition fee: $ 25.00 and application form By Video
Students unable to attend to live auditions may audition by video DVD-R. No performance videos, please. Student should wear only leotards and tights for this video, no skirts or costumes Video must be accompanied by a résumé including the student's name and address, birth date, and ballet training background.
The application fee for video submissions is $20.00 – Personal Checks or Money Order to Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.
Requirements: Students should wear only leotards and tights, no skirts or warmers. Bring short résumé including the student's name and address, birth date, and ballet training background.
Please include two photos: No portrait photos, thank you
Photos should be
1. In first arabesque
2. In second position echappe (on pointe if applies)
VIDEO - REQUIREMENTS
A la barre: Tendu, Fondu, Grand Battements
Center: Develope devant, a la seconde; first arabesque; pirouettes en dedans and en dehors; sautés in first position (16 jumps)
Men’s Requirements: Entrechat Six; Single or Double Tour en l’air
Please send to:
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
15939 Biscayne Boulevard
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
305 948 4777
Video links are also accepted by sending them to email@example.com Classes
Classes will not exceed 20 students per level. Once the level reaches full capacity, students will be placed on a wait list Tuition and Fees
AUDITION: $25 (non-refundable)
REGISTRATION: $150 (non refundable and paid before May 1 )
TUITION: $1,350 - (housing or meals are not included)
First tuition payment fee due by June 1: $675 – non refundable
Remainder of tuition due by July 1: $675 – non refundable
A 10% discount will be applied to those who pay registration and tuition in full by May 1st - Non refundable.
For more information please call 305 948 4777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com