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Ballet Classes at Danceworks

Wednesday 12th October 2016

I am now happy to announce my new classes at Danceworks on Mondays at 11:30 am-1pm.

Accompanied by a live pianist, I will looking to work with professional students and dancers, passing on my extensive knowledge and experience.


Announcing the new summer Masters of Ballet intensive workshop

Monday 16th May 2016

The Masters of Ballet Summer Intensive is a two week programme in classical dance with a comprehensive curriculum designed for advanced dance students aged from 11 to 19 years. It offers excellent ballet training and also explores aspects of the wider world of dance.

Students will be given the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most famous Ballet Masters who will help prepare students for the next step towards a professional career in dance, and teach them the skills they have gained from dancing in the great opera houses from around the world.

Attention will be given to developing each student by focusing on their strengths and talents.

At the end of the second week Students will be sharing work in a Performance, and all Students will receive a Certificate of Completion, signed by the teachers.

Offered program for study:

- Ballet techniques and Master classes

- Virtuosity/Solo for girls and boys

- Pas de Deux for Seniors

- Pointe

- Character Dance

- Historical Dance for Juniors

- Acting for Juniors

- Contemporary/Neo Classical

- Floor barre/Stretching

- History of Ballet

Guest teachers from the Vaganova Ballet Academy, Alma Mater of International Ballet Stars (St.Petersburg, Russia)

Professor Marina Vasilieva - Head of Ballet at Vaganova Ballet Academy, Honoured Artist of Russia, Awarded the Best Ballet Teacher of 2009.

Galina Enikeeva - Teacher of Junior Ballet Classes at Vaganova Ballet Academy and coach of stage practice for students at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Master Class Teachers

Elena Glurdjidze - former Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Best Female Dance Awards, International guest teacher.

Irek Mukhamedov OBE - current Principal Ballet Master and Character Artist at English National Ballet, former Principal of Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow) and Royal Ballet (London).

Character Dance and Historical Dance

Olga Semenova - currently teaching at English National Ballet School and Central School of Ballet. Former ballet teacher at Vaganova Ballet Academy and Ballet Mistress of European Ballet, Honorary Member of Association of Russian Ballet & Theatre Arts.

Boys Solo/Physiotherapist

Vladislav Bubnov - Physiotherapist and Ballet Coach at Vladislav Bubnov Movement Continuum (London). Former Principal dancer with Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow), Scottish Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, English National Ballet.

Contemporary Dance/Neo Classical/ Floor Barre

Sara Knight - Artistic Director of SLK (New York), Co-Founder of the Greenwich Ballet Academy (USA), former guest Soloist and teacher at Boston Ballet Company (USA), former guest Soloist of Northern Ballet Theatre (UK).

Performing at Move-It

Friday 11th March 2016

I will be perfoming an extract of the Remembrance Ballet on the main stage between 16:40 and 17:10 on Saturday the 19th of March.

The Rose and Albert Pas-de-deux tells a story of how Rose, a dancer during wartime has lost her partner Albert during the War, killed in Action.

She goes to the studio to try to dance away her grief but his ghost visits her and they dance one last time in which she sees a vision of his death.

This is part of the remembrance ballet we are aiming to be produced shortly

The new Elena Glurjidze website is now online!

Thursday 11th February 2016

We're happy to announce that the new Elena Glurjidze website is now online! Please ensure you check back soon as we will be updating the website with more features and details about Elena's training courses in the near future.

Many thanks to the DigitalFlare team for all the assistance with the website build.