Master-classes and Gala of Young Stars DANE OPEN

in frames of the XII DANCE OPEN International Ballet Festival


It is not necessarily true that all of them will work with famous classical companies - but the experience and joy they get from dancing gives hope for future of dance art itself

Anna Gordeyeva. The New Times


In 2013 classes were held from April 18 to 22 in the L. Jacobson Ballet Theatre. We were glad to see familiar faces and newcomers. Besides the intense work under the guidance of prominent coaches, students had an opportunity to see the historic and cultural sights of St. Petersburg.

DANCE OPEN master-classes permanently arouse interest of ballet students from different parts of the world thanks to the coaches - unique masters of Russian ballet school and ballet stars. This year classes were held not only by Vaganova coaches Gennady Selutsky, Irina Badaeva and Viktor Baranov, but also by Mariinsky Theatre repetiteurs Elvira Tarasova and Igor Petrov, along with principal dancer of Mariinsky - Yulia Makhalina.

The program of classes was decorated with the annual Gala of Young Stars DANCE OPEN, which gathered audience in the State drama theatre "Na Liteinom". It is an important event for youg participants: to perform on the big stage and to participate in the Festival along with renown world ballet stars. We congratulate all the participants - they met the challenge with grace!