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6-Week Vaganova Summer Intensive (in-studio / virtual)

6-Week Vaganova Summer INTENSIVE 2020 (in-studio/virtual) 

JUNE 29-AUGUST 7 | 6-WEEK PROGRAM Ages: 9-18 years Bayer Ballet’s Virtual Summer Intensive is where serious dancers come to refine their technique and artistry, while discovering opportunities to take their dancing to the next level. An artfully-rigorous curriculum, presenting Vaganova technique in its purest form, is delivered by internationally-acclaimed Bayer Ballet Faculty & Guest Instructors.  PROGRAM

  • Russian Vaganova Ballet Technique

  • Classical Ballet Repertoire

  • Character/Historical Dance

  • Stretching and Conditioning

  • Contemporary Dance

  • Pointe / Pre-Pointe

  • Variations

  • Demonstration, presented by participants, on the final day of the intensive.

This intensive will be held simultaneously, in-studio and virtually. ​SPACE is LIMITED for in-studio (Bayer Ballet Studios, Mountain View, CA) participation, as required to meet safety and health requirements of local county and government guidelines and protocols. The virtual portion of the intensive is held via Zoom. SCHEDULE

  • Group 1 (ages 9-10): Mon-Fri, 9:00-2pm

  • Group 2 (ages 11-12): Mon-Fri, 9am-2:15pm

  • Group 3 (ages 13-14): Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm

  • Group 4 (ages 15+): Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm

*Schedule subject to change (+/- 1 hour start/end time) TUITION $3000 (in-studio)

$2500 (virtual)


  1. Email online video link and include a photo in 1st Arabesque:


Inna Bayer ​ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ​Bayer Ballet CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ​PERFORMANCE Kiev Classical Ballet Theater (Ukraine). Toured: France, Spain, Germany, and Poland as Principal Dancer. TEACHING San Francisco Ballet School, Bat-Dor,  Founded Bayer Ballet in 2005, awarded Outstanding School by YAGP, SF (2018, 2019, & 2020) AWARDS "Choreographer of the Year" (American Dance Awards), "Outstanding Teacher" (YAGP,SF) STUDENT SUCCESS Acceptance into Prix de Lausanne 2020 (2 participants); YoungArts Finalist Winner 2020;Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), Grand Prix 2020; World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold Medal Students accepted into Professional Companies, including: Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Ballet Israely (Israel), Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Scottish Ballet (Scotland), Compania Nacional de Danza (Nacho Duato Artistic Director), State Ballet of Georgia, Alberta Ballet (Canada), Inbal Pinto Dance Company, Austin Ballet, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg, Russia, Atlanta Ballet and more. EDUCATION Masters Degree, Pedagogy and Choreography with Honors, Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy)  Cum Laude, State Academy of Choreography and Dance in Voronezh

Stanislav Fečo  ​MASTER INSTRUCTOR Guest Teacher & Choreographer CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Artistic Director, Petipa Heritage Fund Official Ballet Master, The Anton Dolin Foundation DANCER / ASSISTANT / CO-CHOREOGRAPHER with Vasily Medvedev: Bolshoi Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin,Lithuanian National Ballet, Compañía Nacional de Danza in Mexico, Czech National Ballet, Croatian National Ballet, Romanian National Opera, Slovak National Ballet, National Ballet of Panama, Macedonian National Ballet, National Ballet of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Great Theatre Lodz, etc. PERFORMANCE Principal Dancer: Prague National Theatre, St.Petersburg Russian Ballet, National Theatre Guest Principal Dancer: Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Azerbaijan National Ballet, State Ballet in Kazan, National Opera Donetsk AWARDS Philip Morris Flower Ballet Award for the Best Dancer - Czech Republic & US Pushkin Legacy Ballet Award for interpretation of Onegin FORMER BALLET MASTER Perm Theatre, Ekaterinburg Ballet (Ural Opera) in Russia. EDUCATION Master Degree, Vaganova Ballet Academy of St. Petersburg

Marina Osipova ​MASTER  INSTRUCTOR ​Bayer Ballet Faculty CAREER HIGHLIGHTS PERFORMANCE Opera and Ballet Theater. MP Mussorgsky, Russian Ballet Company TEACHING Associate Professor, Institute of Theater Arts of Moscow , Department of Choreography, Classical Dance Artistic Deputy Director & Teacher, Classical Dance Department, Dance Academy of Boris Eifman Professor of Technique, Classical & Neoclassical Dance Department,   Vagánova Ballet Academy in Russia Juror, International Ballet Competitions  PUBLICATIONS Author of several scientific articles and a methodical manual on the teaching of classical dance technique. AWARDS Recipient of multiple choreography awards for international dance competitions EDUCATION Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, State Pedagogical University of Russia AI Herzen Theory & Methodology of Professional Education, Honorable Mention, Vagánova Academy 

Sasha Kozadayev ​MASTER  INSTRUCTOR Guest Teacher CAREER HIGHLIGHTS PERFORMANCE Principal & Guest Artist: Stuttgart Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Boston Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Colorado Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Houston Ballet, to name a few. STUDENT SUCCESS Scholarship recipients to Cambridge University, Yale, Brown University, Harvard, Princeton, Butler University, Columbia University, Stanford, MIT, Vaganova Ballet Academy, and the Bolshoi Ballet School. Students have received multiple First Place YAGP awards and competed at the Prix de Lausanne. He also coached the silvr medal winner of the Jackson International Ballet Competition. Students have gone on to perform with such companies as Mariinsky Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, ABT, Ballet Panama, NDT, Slovenian National Ballet, Modern American Dance Company, New York City Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Munich Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. AWARDS Medal Winner, Prix de Lausanne International Dance Competition EDUCATION Training, Vaganova Ballet Academy of St. Petersburg, (Leningrad), Russia, School of American Ballet, Colorado Ballet, John Cranko Schule 

Olga Voloboueva MASTER INSTRUCTOR Bayer Ballet Guest Faculty CAREER HIGHLIGHTS PERFORMANCE Principal & Soloist: Kirov Ballet, Mariinsky, St. Petersburg; Colorado Ballet, USA; Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium; Ballet Victor Ullate; Peter Schaufuss Ballet Guest Artist: San Francisco Opera Ballet, USA; Setsuko Itchikawa Ballet, Japan; Arlington Ballet, USA GUEST TEACHER Vaganova Ballet Academy, Ballet West -Scotland, Universal Ballet-South Korea, Yantra Ballet- Belgium, Ballet Ruso Barcelona EDUCATION Teaching Diploma, Graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy of St. Petersburg, (Leningrad), Russia

Erin Micek ​CONTEMPORARY Bayer Ballet Faculty CAREER HIGHLIGHTS PERFORMANCE Eugene Ballet Company, Ballet Idaho, Drop Dance Collective, the Margaret Wingrove Dance Company and multiple projects with independent choreographers AWARDS Recipient of numerous choreography awards by such organizations as Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). Here students have been accepted into prestigious intensives and have developed professional careers in ballet and modern companies throughout the country.  EDUCATION Houston Ballet Academy, Ballet Idaho Academy of Dance, and from renowned coaches such as Maria T. Vegh, former co-director of Harkness House in New York City.

*Faculty subject to change


Due to current restrictions, participants will present a demonstration via Zoom on the final day of the intensive. Excerpts from last year's Summer Intensive Performance are enclosed below.

Bayer Ballet's Summer Intensive 2019 Performance "The Class Concert," a work is based on the graduation performance of the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy, School of Classical Ballet. In this piece, dancers, of various ages and stages of their training, demonstrate the progression across various levels within the Vaganova System.

Bayer Ballet's Summer Intensive 2019 Performance Pas de Deux from "Le Corsaire"

Bayer Ballet's Summer Intensive 2019 Performance An excerpt from "The Young Lady and the Hooligan" ballet is an example of the acting skills and mime curriculum, integral to the Vaganova training, through which dancers are taught how to effectively communicate with the audience.

BAYER BALLET Bayer Ballet has quickly established itself as a reputable dance institution in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Bayer Ballet Academy offers rigorous ballet training from pre-ballet through pre-professional, summer intensive programs, master classes with internationally-renowned guest teachers, and professional stage performance opportunities. Graduates of the Academy have been accepted into prestigious programs. Bayer Ballet Company, 501(c)3 was formed in 2008 to serve as a community service organization, committed to providing accessibility to the art and culture of the Vaganova method of classical ballet. Our mission is to enhance the cultural well-being of our community by creating equitable accessibility to the Vaganova method through educational and interactive events and world-class performances, which expose and explore the intricacies of this method. RECENT HONORS: Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020), Grand Prix, Best Ensemble, Outstanding Teacher - Inna Bayer; World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold Medalist; American Dance Awards (ADA), Choreographer of the Year - Inna Bayer; Prix de Lausanne (2 dancers) 2020; YoungArts Finalist Winner.

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