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Alina Taratorin | Bayer Ballet Graduate 2020 Reflections

Updated: Aug 10


๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐๐ฎ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌโฃ

๐‘๐„๐…๐‹๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’โฃ


๐€๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐š ๐“๐€๐‘๐€๐“๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐โฃ

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๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ: โ€‹

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๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ & ๐‡๐จ๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฌโฃ

  • YAGP, Grand Prix 2020โฃ

  • YoungArts Foundation, Finalist Winner - Ballet 2020Prix de Lausanne Competitor 2020โฃ

  • World Ballet Competition, Gold Medalist 2014/25/16โฃ

  • Dance Spirit Magazine Cover Model Search Winner, April 2019โฃ

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๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ / ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ:โฃ

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Early Action Acceptanceโฃ

Iโ€™m overwhelmingly grateful to be attending Harvard University this fall. At the moment, I am undecided about my major, but could not be more excited to explore the many subjects out there!โฃ

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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ:โฃ

Itโ€™s almost impossible for me to pinpoint a singular memory I am most fond of. Over the many years I have been at Bayer Ballet, Iโ€™ve amassed an endless collection of beautiful memories that will, undoubtedly, stay close to me the rest of my life. Whether it be personal feats, such as stepping on pointe for the first time, or the many moments of friendship and community I was lucky to come across, a seemingly infinite number of special experiences come to mind.โฃ

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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐ข๐ ๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ?โฃ

Dance has taught me the power of movement. It has taught me the layered complexity of emotion. The significance of letting go. Dance has provided me with freedom and expression, and the belief that no matter how sunken a moment, these things never cease to exist. Through dance, I have recognized the beauty of simplicity, but also the appeal of intricacy and, at times, disadvantage. Over the years, I have learned the remarkable value of perseverance and drive. The importance of giving something a try, no matter how intimidating it may be. The understanding that perfection is unachievable, and grasping the counter-productive nature of comparison.โฃ


The lessons I take away from dance are infinite. With every coming day, I discover something new about both myself and others. For that, I am thankful beyond words.โฃ

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๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž (๐š๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž?)โฃ

I think the challenges that come with dance are unending, but thatโ€™s what makes it a beautiful art form. With every new difficulty, we grow and learn. I think one of the most significant challenges I faced throughout my dance career was having to balance public high school with my level of training. Most pre-professional ballet dancers my age devote most of their time towards dancing, through being homeschooled and training in the mornings. However, I have always been academically inclined outside of dance, and couldnโ€™t see myself sacrificing academics for longer training hours. Balancing both worlds was arduous by all means, but also incredibly rewarding and has taught me so much.โฃ

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๐๐ข๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ(๐ฌ):โฃ

Iโ€™m honestly proud of many things, from my first solo on stage to my first time placing at a competition. But if I had to choose a โ€œpeak,โ€ I think it would probably be my performance at Prix de Lausanne. For months leading up to the competition, I had a pretty serious injury (along with several minor ones) and was unable to train in the full capacity. I was not even able to dance on pointe for several months, which was mentally taxing and wearying to bounce back from. In the end, I performed my solo possibly the best I had ever danced it, which somehow made all the strain worth it.โฃ

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๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐๐š๐ง๐œ๐ข๐ง๐ ?โฃ

Absolutely! Dance is something that will forever be a part of me. The gift of movement is one that has no comparison or equivalence, and one I could never give up.โฃ

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๐ƒ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž?โฃ

I have a myriad of dreams for the future that vary on a day to day basis. One that remains unchanged is finding a way we can integrate the arts to make them a more prominent part of our society. Witnessing a dwindling interest in the arts has been painful and unsettling, so I hope to reintroduce the excitement and passion we have seen in the past, effectively making the umbrella of arts more receptive within the greater population.โฃ

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Founded in 2005, Bayer Ballet has quickly established itself as a reputable dance institution in 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, including those of the Paris Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Ballet, Princess Grace Academy, and the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets. Students of Bayer Balletโ€™s Artistic Director, Inna Bayer, have danced in European and American professional dance troupes such as: 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.ย  ย โฃ

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๐Ÿ‘-๐—ช๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ˆ๐ง-๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž (ages 8-12) Vaganova Method (Closed-FULL)โฃ

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๐Ÿ-๐—ช๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐‚๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ (ages 5-8)โฃ

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๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ (ages 3-10)โฃ

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๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ.ย  ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ-๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ-๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜บ & ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.ย  โฃ

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๐˜ˆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ.โฃ

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