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Bayer Ballet Academy

Natalia Bashkatova Variations Intensive (Ages 13+)

Natalia Bashkatova Variations Intensive (Ages 13+)
Natalia Bashkatova Variations Intensive (Ages 13+)

Time & Location

Jun 24, 2024, 5:00 PM PDT – Jun 28, 2024, 8:00 PM PDT

Bayer Ballet Academy, 2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

About the event

NATALIA BASHKATOVA Variations Workshop (ages 13+)

YAGP JUDGE, MASTER TEACHER

FORMER PRINCIPAL DANCER,

BOLSHOI BALLET & CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • 5:00-6:30 Ballet Tech (1.5 hours)
  • 6:30-6:45  Break  (15 min)
  • 6:45-8:00 Variations (1 hour 15 min)

REGISTER (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

NATALIA BASHKATOVA trained at the prestigious Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy). From 1989-1994, Ms. Bashkatova was a principal dancer with the prestigious Bolshoi Theater Grigorovich Ballet and then became a guest principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. She has toured worldwide, performing many title classical roles, and was named Best Ballerina during the 1992 Spoleto International Arts Festival in Italy. After moving to the United States, Natalia became a Principal Ballerina with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas as the lead dancer in Mystere. In 1998, she moved to Orlando to perform in Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” as the Lost Ballerina, which she performed for 19 years before the show’s closing in 2017.

Ms. Bashkatova received her teaching degree from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography and brings her classical and crossover experience into teaching her classes.  She is a highly sought-after master teacher and coach, internationally and a judge and master teacher for the prestigious ballet competition Youth America Grand Prix.

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