2019

BOLSHOI SUMMER INTENSIVES AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY

2–6 JANUARY 2019

National Institute of Dramatic Arts
215 Anzac Parade
Kensington, NSW 2033

MELBOURNE

8–12 JANUARY 2019

Melbourne Academy of the Arts,
74 Herald St.
Cheltenham, vic 3192

Bolshoi Summer Intensive Australia is brought to you by the Russian Ballet International and Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The workshop will take place at the beautiful studios and facilities of Melbourne Academy of the Arts in Melbourne & National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, a spectacular setting for intensive dancing and happy, hard working students. Participants will be able to spend the day dancing with some of the world’s greatest and most renowned former Bolshoi Dancers and now current Bolshoi Academy teachers, as they work towards further developing their skills and joy of dance.

TRAIN WITH THE WORLD’S GREATEST TEACHERS

IRINA PYATKINA

Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher & 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, in the class of the ballet masters N. Revich, G. Kuznetsova and Prof. Marina Leonova.

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.

SUMMER INTENSIVE LEVELS & DIVISIONS

Beginner to Intermediate Level

*This program is designed for Beginners who have between 1-4 years of ballet experience and have reached a minimum age of 7 years. Audition is required.

For dancers with basic ballet knowledge to intermediate level dancers. This program is focused on a proper foundation for classical ballet training while engaging dancers’ natural instinct to move to music.

DAILY SCHEDULE

3 DAY PROGRAM

  • 1 hr – Ballet Technique
  • 1 hr – Character
  • 1 hr – Bolshoi Stretch Class

Observation Day for Parents: Parents will be permitted to observe classes on the final day.

*This schedule may be subject to alteration.

Intermediate to Advanced Level

*This program is designed for dancer with approximately between 4- 8 years of training in classical ballet and 1-2 years of training on pointe or pre-pointe training. Audition is required.

This Ballet Intensive is for intermediate to advanced level ballet students who have a greater understanding of ballet vocabulary and show greater technical proficiency and skill.

All dancers in this program are observed for acceptance into the full year program at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy during the intensive.

DAILY SCHEDULE

5 DAY PROGRAM

  • 1.5 hrs – Ballet Technique
  • 1.5 hrs – Character
  • 1.5 hrs – Variations
  • 1 hr – Bolshoi Stretch Class

Observation Day for Parents: Parents will be permitted to observe classes on the final day.

*This schedule may be subject to alteration.

Advanced & Vocational Level

*This program is designed for dancer with approximately 8 years or more of training and between 3- 4 years on pointe. Audition is required.

This Ballet Intensive is for advanced & vocational students who able to demonstrate greater complexity, co-ordination, technical proficiency, musicality and artistry in their movement.

All dancers in this program are observed for acceptance into the full year program at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy during the intensive.

DAILY SCHEDULE

5 DAY PROGRAM

  • 1.5 hrs – Ballet Technique
  • 1.5 hrs – Character
  • 1.5 hrs – Variations
  • 1 hr – Bolshoi Stretch Class

Observation Day for Parents: Fridays parents can come to observe classes. The parents’ day will demonstrate the variations and character dances learned during the week.

*This schedule may be subject to alteration.

AUDITION FOR A PLACE IN OUR SUMMER INTENSIVES

AUDITION

SYDNEY

20 OCTOBER 2019

Event to be held at:
National Institute of Dramatic Arts
215 Anzac Parade
Kensington, NSW 2033

AUDITION

MELBOURNE

21 OCTOBER 2019

Event to be held at:
Melbourne Academy of the Arts,
74 Herald St.
Cheltenham, vic 3192

LIVE AUDITION

The live auditions in Melbourne & Sydney are the preferred method of auditioning, in the event you are unable to attend the live audition you may submit a video audition.
*The live auditions will be filmed for archival & selection purposes.

 

Live Audition Process

  • Full Ballet Class
  • Pointe work for those candidates auditioning into the Intermediate-Advanced and Advanced-Vocational Levels.

 

Audition Attire

  • Light coloured leotards only, no black or navy permitted
  • No skirts to be worn only leotards
  • Males to wear unitard or leotard and tights in a light colour, no black or navy.

 

Fees

For all audition fees please scroll down to the ‘2019 Allocated Fees’ section of this page.

 

Registration

To audition via our Live Audition option for Melbourne or Sydney please submit your online form and payment. If you wish to audition to attend both Summer Intensives, please select the option that specifies this.

Your application will require a photos, to aid you with preparing these please refer to the images below.

VIDEO AUDITION

The video audition option is only available in the event you are unable to attend our live auditions.

 

Audition Attire for filming

  • Light coloured leotards only, no black or navy permitted
  • No skirts to be worn only leotards
  • No costumes when performing Variation
  • Males to wear unitard or leotard and tights in a light colour, no black or navy.

 

Fees

For all audition fees please scroll down to the ‘2019 Allocated Fees’ section of this page.

 

Registration

To audition via our Video Audition option for Melbourne or Sydney please submit your online form and payment. If you wish to attend both Summer Intensives, please select the option that specifies this.

Your application will require a photos, to aid you with preparing these please refer to the images below.

VIDEO AUDITION FOOTAGE REQUIREMENTS

Please ensure your video audition footage complies with the requirements below.
We only accept a video link from youtube of your child’s video audition, no uploaded files.
The video can be a simple 1-3 minute recording made with a smartphone.
Mark your submission “NAME – VIDEO AUDITION 2019”

BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

  • Plie combination at the barre
  • Tendu combination at the barre with frappe if possible
  • Adage in the centre
  • Small jumps in the centre

INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED LEVEL

  • Classical Variation
  • The Classical Variation can be any selected variation from the classical repertoire that is performed by a reputable ballet company
  • Variation can be performed on pointe or in demi pointe.

ADVANCED – VOCATIONAL LEVEL

  • Classical Variation
  • The Classical Variation can be any selected variation from the classical repertoire that is performed by a reputable ballet company
  • Variation must be performed on pointe