This year, Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive in Moscow is provided to students for:

  • 1 week Intensive $2,200 USD
  • 2 weeks Intensive $4,400 USD

You will have an option to include weekend cultural sight seeing trips in Moscow for an additional price.

You can register from one to three weeks time period.

Moscow, Russia

August 12-23, 2024;


2-week sessions

  • Classes at the Academy
  • Housing at the Academy
  • Meals at the Academy
  • Local travel in Moscow
The following services are available for additional fee
  • Weekend sightseeing trips with translator and tour guide
  • Airport transfers from the airport in Moscow and to the airport in Moscow

Not included

  • Visa cost
  • Air Travel
  • Travel Insurance


Ballet Technique, Pointe, Repertoire, Character Dance, and Bolshoi stretch class

History of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy


about-headThe history of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy dates back to 1773 when fine arts including dance were added to the curriculum of the Moscow Foundling Home founded in 1763 per the Order of Empress Catherine II of Russia.

Filippo Beccari, an Italian instructor, was first invited to teach the art of dancing to 26 little girls and 28 boys. Four-hour-long lessons were held four times a week. The talented Russian orphans quickly mastered the subtleties of the foreign art of dance and six years later Leopold Paradis, another famous foreigner, produced his first group of graduates. His students joined the Petrovsky Theatre Company (today’s Bolshoi).

The folk aka character dance has always been held in high regard by the Moscow school the studies have been exhaustive, and character dancers have always been in demand at the Bolshoi. There was also a rapid development in classical ballet. It was the Russian interpretation of La Sylphide that many eyewitnesses gave preference to, seeing it as the one representing the soul of Russian ballet.

In the end of 1880s, after passing of a new Statute by which the Moscow Imperial Ballet School was renamed The Moscow School of Ballet, Jose Mendez began to train his students including Ekaterina Geltser, the future prima ballerina, in the novelties of the virtuoso Italian school. He nurtured strong toe and pirouette techniques, as well as balance and stage presence sense while carefully maintaining the overall musicality of the performance for which the Moscow school had always been renowned.

In the 1930s the famous figures from the Petersburg ballet world joined the faculty of the School: Elizaveta Gerdt, Aleksandr Chekrygin, Viktor Semyonov and Mariya Kozhukhova moved to Moscow where their efforts helped nurture a galaxy of great ballerinas and superb male premier dancers. Later Marina Semyonova worked at the School.

In 1933 Olga Lepeshinskaya, the brilliant virtuoso, graduated from the School. During World War II the School produced two star graduates: Maya Plisetskaya (1943) and Raisa Struchkova (1944). And in late 50s Ц early 60s the Moscow Ballet School graduates, Ekaterina Maximova (1958) and Natalia Bessmertnova (1961), began their careers.

In 1960 – 2001 Sophia Golovkina led and managed the Moscow Ballet School. Since 2002 the Bolshoi Ballet Academy has been ably led by the former leading Bolshoi performer Marina Leonova (Rector, Peoples Artist of Russia, Professor).

There are world famous ballet performers among the graduates of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy: V. Malakhov, A.Uvarov, N.Tsiskaridze, S.Lunkina, N.Osipova, etc.

Moscow, Russia

August 12-23, 2024

Registration Fee: $125

Upon Registration Non-Refundable

Before you fill out the form below, you must pay the registration fee.

You may pay the registration fee of $125 by Paypal.

Registration form


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    Program Attending

    MOSCOW: August 12th to August 23rd, 2024

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    In case parent cannot be reached.

    Students must submit a letter from the doctor, stating that the student is healthy to participate in the program and has no illnesses that can affect the student during the program. The letter should be signed by the doctor and provide doctor’s contact info. We should receive this letter no later than June 1, 2024. If we do not receive this letter, you will not be allowed to participate.

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    I accept my invitation to participate in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Program. My signature below certifies that the information given on this registration form is complete and accurate. I understand that the Bolshoi Ballet Academy is not responsible for injuries that occur on its premises. The Bolshoi Ballet Academy maintains a policy of non-discrimination with regard to ethnic background, religion, race and sexual orientation.


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    Balance Due Dates

    Tuition Balance Due in Full: April 1, 2024

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