Vaganova Ballet Academy

school of classical ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Vaganova Ballet Academy is a ballet school in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1738 by Empress Anna Ioannovna (1693-1740)

Vaganova Academy

The original name of the academy was the Imperial Ballet School. In the Soviet regime, the school was rebuilt as the Leningrad State Choreographic Institute. After that, in 1957, the name of the school became the Vaganova Ballet Academy by Agrippina Vaganova. Every year, over 3,000 children audition and only approximately 70 children are accepted. It has eight year curriculum, and 30 dancers complete the whole of the curriculum.[1] Dancers who take the eight year course may join ballet companies all over the world.

References change

  1. "Vagonova Ballet Company". Archived from the original on 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2016-12-08.