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I graduated Vaganova Academy in the class of Natalia Dudinskaya, actually in same class as Uliana Lopatkina. Natalia Dudinskaya is the last celebrated student of Vaganova, which i am very proud of and I try to carry and share the seed that she implanted in me everywhere I go. After graduation I returned to my native Moscow to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet Company. While dancing with the Bolshoi I completed a degree in teaching classical ballet and repertoire under Sofia Golovkina and Petr Pes...
I graduated Vaganova Academy in the class of Natalia Dudinskaya, actually in same class as Uliana Lopatkina. Natalia Dudinskaya is the last celebrated student of Vaganova, which i am very proud of and I try to carry and share the seed that she implanted in me everywhere I go. After graduation I returned to my native Moscow to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet Company. While dancing with the Bolshoi I completed a degree in teaching classical ballet and repertoire under Sofia Golovkina and Petr Pestov ( their students include Malakhov, Tsiskaridze, Possokhov) in Moscow Choreography Institute. Thereafter I immigrated to the USA and started a family, but still performed as a guest artist with small ballet companies Soon I was mainly pursuing my ballet teaching career and also developed an interest and later passion for Balanchine technique. So I took classes for a year with William Burmann and soon after started working for Diana White in Scarsdale ballet studio, who was working closely with the great Choreographer in NYCB. In 2008 I completed my PhD thesis with Moscow University of Culture. We then relocated to Sydney for my husbands work where I opened my own school: Anastasias Ballet School. After 4 years in Sydney we decided to take a break and travel the world and lived in Bali for 1 year and a half. Now we returned to USA and currently residing in New York City. While living in Bali and traveling through Asia, I developed specialised seminars such as Beautiful Footwork (3 hours of just foot technique), Extra Pirouette (3 hours just working on turns) and also a Character dance class. Throughout my dancing and teaching career I was working, speaking, watching and rehearsing closely with the most prominent stars of Russian and American ballet (Maya Plisetskaya, Ruzimatov, Asilmuratova, Nina Timofeeva, Fadeechev, Kunakova, Vetrov, Stepanenko, Filin, Diana White, Gillian Murphy etc. I think I can say that I developed my own method by learning from the best dancers, rather then just following curriculum or teaching by the book. I was always obsessed with neat feet and technique that gives students leaner legs and body.
Pilates Special Pricing
$30Adult Ballet Classes
If you decided to explore ballet training as an adult, Anastasias teaching methods will help you to feel more confident next to professional and advanced dancers in class. As with children, Anastasias adult students notice improvement in flexibility, quick muscle toning, and a boost in self-esteem. Many of Anastasias students have mentioned that while they while they enjoyed watching ballet performances in the past, they now have a full understanding of every pas and what goes behind each movement.
$30Children Ballet Lessons
When working with children, Anastasias foremost goal is to create a strong foundation and to perfect the basic technique. After observing a student, Anastasia is aware of which muscles need strengthening and creates specific exercises to target the respective areas. Consequently, Anastasias students are able to develop the proper amount of strength to begin pointe work early in their training. Even if young students choose not to pursue a professional career in ballet, they are able to apply the strong foundation from their ballet classes to other types of dance such as jazz, modern, and broadway and even incorporate their ballet training into gymnastics. In Australia, Anastasia worked with professional young gymnasts to help them bring classical ballet beauty, grace, and presentation into their routines.
Dance Special Pricing
$80Private Ballet Lessons
With personal instruction, Anastasias approach is to understand your needs and goals upfront and develop a program thats appropriate both for your skill level and ambitions. Generally, students who take private ballet lessons with Anastasia already have some level of groundwork and understand the basic steps and routines. Having said that, however, Anastasia also works with complete beginners who are looking for a quick jump start in their ballet instruction and want a tailored and specific approach to achieve a solid foundation which is the most important thing when starting to learn the art of ballet.
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