Dawid Trzensimiech; Photographer Unknown
So inspiring!! I’m currently working on James act 1 also. I’m defiantly spending my sunday in the studio after seeing this!! I want this hight!!
How did you get into vaganova?! That's fantastic!
You can be accepted into the school via, personal audition and audition via DVD (if you don’t want to send a copy of your DVD you can upload it to youtube and send the link with your application form to the contact address on the website). All information you need regarding applications for the school and DVD requirements are on the academy website. www.vaganovaacademy.com
Good luck with your application.
What does a typical day at the academy look like for you?
I answer this question in this interview. Check it out!
#Thatmomentwhen you’re completely flat and you still don’t think you’re far enough. #dancerprobs #ballet #dance
Haha, oh the irony. Although the girl in the middle is freakishly amazing, she’s wrong. That’s not a correct ‘ecarté ouverte’ line. BUT she is incredible!!!
Usually we watch dancers grow up onstage, figuring things out as they go along. But every once in a while a ballerina just lands in front of us fully formed. It’s only been a little more than a year since Olga Smirnova graduated from the Vaganova Academy and joined—in an unusual move—the Bolshoi Ballet as a soloist. Since then she’s given luminous performances of big, meaty roles like Nikiya in La Bayadère and the lead in Balanchine’s “Diamonds.” Though Smirnova has a gorgeously expansive port de bras, which lends her an air of generosity and grandeur, she’s not an ostentatious performer. Hers is a subtler allure. “Mr. B would have loved her,” says Merrill Ashley, who coached Smirnova in Jewels. “She has extraordinary, mysterious presence paired with refined technique. She is very special.” And the Bolshoi knows it: The 21-year-old was promoted to first soloist last May.
DAMN RIGHT SHE’S SPECIAL. She’s one of the most exciting and as they say fully formed ballerinas to come out of the Vaganova Academy in recent years. <3 Born to be a prima. <3