Our Master Teachers:

IRINA PYATKINA

Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Honored Artist of (the) Russian Federation

After graduating from Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 1978, Irina Pyatkina was right away invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet Theater. At the Bolshoi Theater she worked with renowned and world famous pedagogues and rehearsal directors such as Galina Ulanova, Marina Kondratieva and Raisa Struchkova.  Miss Pyatkina has danced in numerous ballets choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich and Vladimir Vassiliev.  During her twenty years of work at the Bolshoi Theater, Miss Pyatkina had become a principal dancer and performed leading roles in such ballets as Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Le Sylphides, Chopeniana, Petrushka, Swan Lake, Don Quhote and Legend of Love.  In 1998 Miss Pyatkina graduated from Russian Academy of Theater Arts where she received a highest pedagogy education.

After finishing her performing career at the Bolshoi Theater, Miss Pyatkina was invited to join the faculty at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, her alma mater.  In 2005 Miss Pyatkina received a title of Master Teacher from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy where she a current faculty member of the classical ballet department.  She teaches ballet technique, Pointe and repertoire classes.  Miss Pyatkina had taught master classes all over the world during her bright and continuous career.

EKATERINA TRUNINA

Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Teacher

Ekaterina Trunina was born and raised in Moscow.  She had graduated from Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 1999. She had joined the Stanislavsky Ballet Theater where she had become a soloist ballerina and performed with the company until 2008.  During her work at the Stanislavsky Theater Ekaterina had performed numerous roles in such ballets as The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Giselle and Scheherazade.  In 2003, Ekaterina had received a Teaching Degree from Bolshoi Ballet Academy Higher Education department and was promoted to a full time professorship at the Bolshoi Academy in 2014.  Miss Trunina had traveled extensively to Korea, USA, Italy and Spain as a master teacher for Bolshoi Ballet Academy workshops and master classes.

Ms. Trunina specializes in teaching character technique, ballet and Bolshoi Stretch class.

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