September 18-22, 2024;




Live from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Studios

16:00-17:30* Wednesday-Friday (September 18, 19 and 20)
16:00-19:00*, Saturday-Sunday (September 21 and 22)

* UTC/GMT +3 hrs

  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy Vaganova curriculum (5+ y.o.)
  • Practical classes with Academy’s full-time faculty methodologist
  • Simultaneous translation into English (Japanese and Spanish by request)
  • Live Demonstration by Bolshoi Academy Students
  • Official certificate
  • A syllabus of the Pre-Ballet program is included as part of handout
  • Original piano accompaniment music recording is included as part of handout
  • Non-certified option available
  • Written and video examinations
        • The seminar’s aim is to reach a systematic, consequent, and methodically complete preparation for the career of ballet teacher by following the professional training Programs of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow. This course is taught by Ekaterina Trunina, the leading teacher of Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

          Pre-ballet  Bolshoi Ballet Academy Training.

          Barre, Center, Allegro, Pointe work

Program Description


Establishing the professional foundation for the teaching method of Pre Ballet for the young pupils. Development of motor skills, coordination, and musicality. This workshop has four important parts:

1. Parterre gymnastics – development of the physical ability
2. Rhythmics – develops a sense of rhythm in children. Helps to move in accordance with the character, tempo, and rhythm of a particular piece of music
3. Foundations of Classical Dance – preparation for mastering the basics of classical dance. Familiarization with the elementary vocabulary of classical dance, setting the body, arms, legs, head in correct positions.
4. Dance Etudes – Exploring various dances and choreographies for children: Polonaise, Menuet, Gavot, Polka, etc.

Teacher Training Course Fees
1 Week Intensive Training Program

  • $1000 USD (certified tier)
  • $ 700 USD (non-certified tier)


The participants of the certified tier of the program will be offered an exam and an assignment that will be checked by the Academy teachers.
If the exam is passed successfully, you will receive a certificate of completion signed by the Dean of the Bolshoi Academy, stating your attendance and the result of the exam. The certificate comes in the form of a digital file and will be sent to your email address.

This program is presented by Ekaterina Trunina

Ekaterina Trunina

Ekaterina was born and raised in Moscow. She graduated from Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 1999. She had joined the Stanislavsky Ballet Theatre where she had become a soloist ballerina and performed with the company until 2008. 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.

In 2022 Ekaterina Trunina defended her thesis on “Stage Practice in Dance School Training”. She is supervisor of students from the professional retraining programs  for “Ballet Pedagogy” of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

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    Teacher Training Seminar, Pre-Ballet

    September 18-22, 2024

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