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ELENA GLURJIDZE

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Masters of Ballet Academy Summer Courses - 2019

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

MOBA is running a non-residential summer school, one week or two-weeks long for girls and boys, aged 8 -19 years old. Students will be placed into one of four different classes (Foundation, Junior, Middle, and Senior). Limited places are available.

Date: 12th to 24th of August 2019

Venue: Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Application/Payment Deadline: 15th of July 2019

Curriculum

Ballet technique; Virtuosity/Solo for girls and boys; Pointe; Character Dance; Historical Dance (Foundation and Juniors); Acting for Ballet (Pre-Seniors); Pas de Deux (Seniors); Contemporary Ballet; Floor Barre/Stretching.

Lessons are accompanied by live piano.

Artistic Directors

Elena Glurdjidze: former Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Best Female Dancer Awards.

Olga Semenova: currently teaching at Central School of Ballet. Former ballet teacher at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and Ballet Mistress of European Ballet, New English Ballet Company, Honorary Member of Association of Russian Ballet & Theatre Arts, Honorary Advisor of Vaganova Method at Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy.

Guest Teachers

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

Meelis Pakri: Former ballet teacher at the Royal Ballet Upper School, Former Principal at the Estonian National Ballet (Tallinn), and the Colorado Ballet (USA). Guest teacher at Estonian National Ballet and other schools. Currently teaching at The Harid Conservatory (USA).

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).


How to Apply

Please send an audition video (no longer than 3 minutes) to olga@mastersofballetacademy.com, showing any ballet variation, any combinations from ballet class contemporary or lyrical dances. Girls >= 13 years old must show Ballet Variation/Combination on point in their audition video.

Applicants may choose to attend for one week only or for the full two-week course, subject to availability. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Please refer your preference in the application email.

Once a place has been offered it will be held for 14 days. If the course fee is not received by then, the place may be offered to another student. Details of how payment can be made will be sent out with the offer of a place.

Student Fees

Foundation Class - £300 (1 week) /£500 (2 weeks). 2hours/day: 12- 2 pm: 30 min Ballet Flexibility, 1-hour Ballet, and 30 min Historical Dance/ Contemporary Dance/Character Dance

Junior/Middle Class - £475 (1 week) / £750 (2 weeks). First week:10 am - 5 pm; second week: 10 am - 4pm.

Other Information:

Our goal is for the students to benefit from the course as much as possible. They will be placed into specific groups, by the Artistic Directors, to achieve the maximum benefit for each individual student as well as the group as a whole. The decision is taken on the basis of the student's ability, suitability for the group and training requirements, and age.

Assignments to groups must be accepted by the students and their partners/guardians. Any changes can only be made during the course by the Artistic Directors at their sole discretion.

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.

http://danceworks.net/teachers/elena-glurdjidze/

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.