VII VAGANOVA-PRIX WINNERS BOYS 1st place – Lee Sangmin 2nd place – Chino Mark and Egor Geraschenko 3rd place – Zagidullin Ervin GIRLS, junior group 1st place – Bulanova Maria and Shimada Harui 2nd place – Savelieva Svetlana and Yoshie Erina GIRLS, senior group 1st place – Lee Soobin 2nd place – Sevenard Eleonora 3rd place – Park Seon Mee VBA 1-year trainee … [Read more...] about VII Vaganova Prix winners are announced in St Petersburg
Q&A [на русском языке] When did you start dancing? I do not remember… probably at the same time that I began to walk. Why did you start dancing? As a child my mother dreamt of the ballet, so I started to make her dream come true. Which artists influenced you the most as a child? Jean-Claude Van Damme. Which dancer do you most admire? I have no idols … [Read more...] about Andrey Ermakov answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
The Vaganova Ballet Academy is reviving the International Ballet Competition Vaganova-PRIX. This year will be the seventh time that the competition has been held and it will take place in St Petersburg on 23-29 October. The Vaganova-PRIX was founded by the Vaganova Ballet Academy in 1988 and in 1995 it went international. The glamorous list of past winners include Ulyana … [Read more...] about The 7th Vaganova-PRIX takes place in October… and now’s the time to apply
There are thousands, millions, of dance photos scattered around the net, and most of the best come from just a handful of photographers. We know their copyright watermarks, we know their style, we read their names, but know relatively little about the people behind the lens. Jack Devant is one of those names, with his white ballet shoe logo preceding it, and although he is … [Read more...] about Jack Devant, ballet photographer: freezing the beauty
The Russian Culture Ministry has announced that a new advisory board will be formed to 'publicly and openly' give advice on the running of the country's top dance academies. It is a move which it insists is not related to the recent Vaganova scandal. The new Russian Coordination Council for Choreography and Education may include the likes of Ulyana Lopatkina and Maria … [Read more...] about New Russian ballet advisory board created to avoid further scandal?