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Alum - Sasha Smelyansky Joins HNK Split Balet / Croatian National Theater

Congratulations, Alexandra (Sasha) Smelyanskiy!

NEWEST MEMBER OF HNK Split Balet / Croatian National Theater Split - Ballet

Join us in sending our heartfelt congratulations to Bayer Ballet Academy alumn, Alexandra “Sasha” Smelyanskiy (BBA Class of 2020), who has just become the newest member of the HNK Split Balet — part of the Croatian National Theater! Sasha began her journey with BBA at just three-years-old, under the direct instruction of Miss Inna Bayer. Sasha’s dedication to the Vaganova method of learning, combined with her personal passion for the art of ballet, has now taken her to the next level in her career. After attending multiple auditions in Europe (including the Grand Audition in Barcelona for a dozen directors from all over the world), Sasha was offered the position. This year only a handful of theaters are accepting new dancers, making this offer truly exceptional. Sasha will be dancing the new season starting October 1st. As many of you know, Sasha was also accepted at NYU this year. In recognition of this outstanding achievement in ballet, NYU has granted her permission to study remotely and part-time to accommodate her new role with the theater. Bravo, Sasha! We will be cheering you on from home.

Pictured: Sasha's Bayer Ballet Performances, Coppelia, Bayer Ballet Summer Intensive 2019 (Photo IOPhotoStudio ) | Snow Queen, Bayer Ballet’s The Snow Queen (Photo IOPhotoStudio) | Bayer Ballet’s Springtime Fairytale 2009 (Photo Elena Zabelina) | Naina’s Gardens, Bayer Ballet’s Enchanted Gardens 2019, pictured with Artistic Director, Inna Bayer

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