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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


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.