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September 24, 2023 - Q&A with Ted Brandsen - Lucia Lacarra - Master Class with Bakhtiyar Adamzhan

September 24, 2023


Bakhtiyar Adamzhan, Principal Dancer, Astana Opera and Ballet Company

9:30-11:00am: Classical Ballet Technique (ages 13-18+)


Ted Brandsen, Director and Choreographer, Dutch National Ballet

Lucia Lacarra, International Ballet Star

11:00am-12pm: Q&A Conversation

This Master Class and Q&A Conversation is produced by:


Petipa Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving, restoring, and further developing the beautiful choreographic works of Marius Petipa and his contemporaries. Their mission is to ensure that classical ballet remains relevant, appreciated, and enduring for future generations to experience and advance. Petipa Heritage Foundation, 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation. Tax ID 88-1992483


  • Workshop (Q&A Conversation included in the price): $60 per dancer

  • Q&A Session: $60 per person


Upcoming Performances

  • September 23: Petipa Awards Gala. See us perform at 5:30pm- Herbst Theatre, San Francisco - BUY TICKETS (DISCOUNT CODE - $180 tickets will now be available for $50 using the discount code: SDS. All other tickets will be able to be purchased at 20% discount using code: Bayer)

  • A cast of award-winning world ballet stars: Dorothée Gilbert and Hugo Marchand - Paris Opera Ballet; Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko - Teatro alla Scala; Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Mikhail Kaniskin - Staatsballett Berlin; Maia Makhateli and Giorgi Potskhishvili - Dutch National Ballet; Bakhtiyar Adamzhan - Astana Opera Ballet; Sasha De Sola - San Francisco Ballet; Lucia Lacarra and Matthew Golding - International Ballet Stars; Compañía Nacional de Danza de México. With the participation of honored guests, such as Natalia Makarova and Ted Brandsen, Director of Dutch National Ballet. Bayer Ballet is honored to perform in this Gala.

  • December 15-17: Snow Queen at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

  • May 25-26: Coppelia Suite, presented by Upper Division, at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

  • May 25-26: Springtime Fairy Tale, presented by Pre-Ballet Division, at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Learn more about our upcoming performances:


Founded in 2005, Bayer Ballet has gained international recognition for artistic excellence, as an educator of the Vaganova Method and producer of world-class performances.

Bayer Ballet Academy is the Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding School , Outstanding Organization - Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, Partner School of the Kazakh National Academy of Choreography, Nikolay Official Partner School. Our award-winning faculty directly hail from the Vaganova Academy and Bolshoi, where they received their training, teaching credentials and advanced graduate degrees in pedagogy. Graduates of the Academy have been accepted into prestigious programs, including those of the Vaganova Ballet Academy, Paris Opera, American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, Princess Grace Academy, and Bolshoi Ballet. Students of Bayer Ballet, have danced in European and American professional dance companies such as: Mariinsky Ballet, Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg, Atlanta Ballet, Hrvatsko narodno kazalište HNK Split Balet / Croatian National Theater, State Ballet in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and more. RECENT HONORS: Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Outstanding School (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023), Grand Prix (2020), Youth Grand Prix (2022, 2023), Hope Award (2023), Natalia Makarova Award for Artistry (2022); World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold Medalist; Prix de Lausanne - 2 participants (2020).

Bayer Ballet Company, the 501(c)3 public charity organization, is dedicated to enhancing the cultural well-being of our community by contributing enriching cultural experiences and equitable accessibility to the art of classical ballet (Vaganova Method), through educational and interactive events and world-class performances.

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