At the dawn of the 20th century, Aggripina Vaganova, a soloist dancer from the prestigious Mariinsky Theater of St Petersburg wrote a syllabus codifying the classical technique as practised in Russia at the time.
Russian ballet, although born from Italian and French schools and imported to Russia by great teachers and choreographers like frenchman Marius Petipa, found its specificity and style around the turn of that century. The nascent school of the future Kirov Ballet will remain as one of the great currents of dance throughout the years. Great dancers like Nureyev, Baryshnikov and Makarova studied this technique that has influenced the world of ballet.
Grigory Chicherine, himself a graduate of the Vaganova Institute, later a soloist at the Kirov Ballet and for many years with the Dutch National Ballet, is regarded as one of the great specialists of this style of ballet.
A senior teacher with the National Ballet Academy, a guest pedagogue with the Bavarian Ballet School of Münich and a guest teacher with the Kirov Ballet, Chicherine has managed to thoroughly research the roots of that training and to integrate them to the western traditions of classical ballet.
He offers a series of seminars for teachers eager to better understand the essence of Russian Ballet.
Applications: (link) (for classical ballet teachers only)