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Summer Intensive Performances

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2024
AUDITION

complete the application form below

to schedule an in-person audition

also accepting video submissions

JANUARY 14

In-person Audition

Ages 8-10 (9:30-11am) - 3-Week
Ages 9-10 (9:30-11am) - 6-Week
Ages 14+ (11:15am-12:45pm) - 6-Week
Ages 11-13 (1:00-2:30pm) - 6-Week

MARCH 15

Video Submissions Due

FEBRUARY 4

Early Registration (with discount) 

PROGRAMS

JUNE 3-JUNE 21

JUNIOR INTENSIVE

Ages 8-10

JULY 1-AUGUST 11

INTENSIVE

Ages 9-18+ years

Bayer Ballet’s 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 an internationally-acclaimed faculty.

 

MASTER VAGANOVA & CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTION

  • Vaganova Ballet Technique

  • Classical Ballet Repertoire

  • Pas de Deux

  • Character*

  • Stretching and Conditioning

  • Contemporary Dance

  • Pointe/Pre-Pointe*

  • Variations

 

WORLD-RENOWNED FACULTY (scroll down for bios)*

  • Inna Bayer

  • Vasily Medvedev

  • Stanislav Feco

  • Tiit Helimets

  • Maiia Musaeva

  • Oksana Vasileva

 

PROFESSIONALLY-STAGED THEATRE PRODUCTION*

Work with world-renowned CHOREOGRAPHERS & PROFESSIONAL DANCERS, training & and rehearsing to perform in a professionally-produced THEATRE PERFORMANCE .

(*) denotes elements of the 6-week intensive only

AUDITION

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IN-PERSON audition

Complete the form below to schedule an in-person audition.

BAYER BALLET STUDIOS

2028 OLD MIDDLEFIELD WAY

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA

 

video audition 

march 15

VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (6-WEEK SI) 

>> Complete the application form below

>> Short Introduction including name, age, number of years of dance education, number of years of pointe work (if applicable), and name of your current school and teacher(s).

>> Barre and center exercises: plié, battement tendu, adagio, pirouettes, petit, medium, and grand allegro, tours en l'air for men, and pointe work for women. A classical ballet variation on pointe is optional.

>>Other links to performances of classical variations (optional)

>> Photo in first arabesque 

audition dress code

Women: black leotard, pink tights, bring pointe shoes

Men: black tights and white t-shirt

Bayer Ballet Students: Wear uniform

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3-week junior si
JUNE 3-june 21
Ages: 8-10 years

SCHEDULE*

Morning Session: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-1:30pm 

Afternoon Session: Mon-Fri, 4:00pm-8:30pm

 

Sample program*

9:00-10:00am - Warmup - Stretching

10:00-11:30am -  Ballet Technique 

11:30-11:45am -  Break

11:45-1:30pm - Repertoire / Character Dance

Intensive culminates in studio demonstration.

TUITION

Early Bird Discount ($200): $1,900 (if paid by February 4)

Full Tuition: $2,100 (if paid after February 4)

*Schedule subject to change 

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6-week si

JULY 1-august 11

Ages: 9-18+ years

SCHEDULE*

The 6-week intensive will consist of levels.  Students will be assigned according to age & ability:

  • Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm Group 1 

  • Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm Group 2

  • Mon-Fri, 10:30am-6:30pm Group 3

  • Mon-Fri, 10:30am-6:30pm Group 4

 

Sample program*

9:00-10:00am - Warmup - Stretching

10:00-11:30am -  Ballet Technique

11:30-11:45am -  Break

11:45am-12:45pm - Pas De Deux class (M/W/F) Contemporary (T/TH)

12:45 -1:45pm - Lunch

1:45-3:45pm - Repertoire

3:45-5:00pm -  Character Dance 

theatre performance

Intensive culminates in professionally-staged theatre production of Don Quixote.  Performances on August 10-11 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

TUITION

Early Bird Discount ($500): $4,950 (if paid by February 4)

Full Tuition: $5,450 (if paid after February 4)

 

*Schedule subject to change 

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Inna Bayer

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

AWARDS

Outstanding School (2018-2024)

"Outstanding Teacher" (YAGP, SF)

"Choreographer of the Year"

(American Dance Awards),

 

STUDENT SUCCESS

Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner 2024, Prix de Lausanne Candidates 2020, 2024; YoungArts Finalist Winner 2020, 2024; Youth Grand Prix (YAGP), Grand Prix;  Hope Award; World Ballet Competition (WBC), Gold Medal

 

Students 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; as well as professional companies: Mariinsky Ballet, 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, Dutch National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Eifman Ballet Saint Petersburg, Russia, Atlanta Ballet, Hrvatsko narodno kazalište HNK Split Balet / Croatian National Theater, State Ballet in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 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

Full Bio

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vasily

medvedev

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Founder & Artistic Director, International St. Petersburg Dance Open Ballet Festival and St. Petersburg Dance Open Award. President and and Chairman of the Petipa Heritage Foundation.

PERFORMANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY

Since 1989, Vasily collaborated as a dancer and choreographer with various theatres and companies in Russia and abroad and was invited to prestigious events such as “World Ballet Festival” (Donetsk, Ukraine), “World Stars Gala” (Minsk, Belarus), “Stars of St.Petersburg Ballet” (USA), “Notte di Stelle” (Cagliari, Italy), “Gala International” (Estonia, Lithuania), “Y.Makhalina and Stars of St.Petersburg Ballet” (Argentina, Costa Rica), “Stars of St.Petersburg Ballet” (USA).

Among Mr. Medvedev's works is more than 50 titles created for Russian and international audience theatres for the major ballet companies, including Esmeralda from the Bolshoi Ballet.  Companies include:

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.

AWARDS

US Pushkin Legacy with the Pushkin Legacy Ballet Award for choreography of the ballet, Onegin, presented in National Theatre in Prague.

Highest National Award Zirvia for Seven Beauties, National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Azerbaijan in Baku

EDUCATION

Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet under the guidance of famous  N.Dudinskaia, K.Sergeiev, G.Seliutsky. 

www.vasilymedvedev.com

Instagram @medvedevballet

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stanislav

feco

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Official Ballet Master, Anton Dolin's Foundation and Director of the Petipa Heritage 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

Former Principal Dancer:

Prague National Theatre,

St.Petersburg Russian Ballet,

National Theatre in Brno

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

www.stanislavfeco.com

Instagram @stanik71

Full Bio

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tiit

helimets

PERFORMANCE

Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Birmingham RoyalBallet and the Estonian National Ballet

Tiit Helimets has danced major roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Albrecht), Nutcracker (Grand Pas de Deux Prince), The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desiré), and Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried and Von Rothbart); Tomasson / Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Basilio); Cranko’s Onegin (Gremin); Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid (Prince, Poet); Scarlett’s Frankenstein (Alphonse Frankenstein); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Prince Gillaume). He created principal roles in Caniparoli’s Doublestop, Ibsen’s House, and Tears; King’s The Collective Agreement; Liang’s The Infinite Ocean; Possokhov’s Swimmer (Humbert); and Wheeldon’s Ghosts.

His repertory also includes Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, Apollo, Allegro Brillante, Diamonds, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in C; Bintley’s The Dance House; Bubeníček’s Gentle Memories; Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples; McGregor’s Borderlands, Chroma, and Eden/Eden; Millepied’s The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Firebird and Magrittomania; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, Seven Sonatas, and Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ Glass Pieces and In the Night; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, The Fifth Season, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, and Trio; and Wheeldon’s Continuum.


In 2011 Tiit formed a touring company Helimets and Co, in 2012 he created a dance/music installation at the de Young Museum, and in 2013 he produced Estonian National Ballet’s San Francisco tour. 

TEACHING

Director of Male Program & Faculty member, Bayer Ballet

AWARDS

Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Performance for Giselle (2015)

Award for Outstanding Performance in Estonia for guest appearances in The Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet

EDUCATION 

Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary's College

 

Master's Degree, Academy of Art University
Tallinn Ballet School

Instagram @tiithelimets

Full Bio

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maiia musaeva

PERFORMANCE

Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (State Academic Mariinsky Theatre), where she performed leading roles of classical repertoire under the guidance of G. Komleva and S. Berezhny

Musa Jalil Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

Ms. Musaeva performed internationally, touring the following countries: Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Taiwan, China, Norway, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

TEACHING

Faculty member, Bayer Ballet

Kazan School of Choreography (2010-2018)

 

L. Różytski State Professional Ballet School in Poland (Ogólnokształcącą Szkołą Baletową im. L. Różyckiego w Bytomiu nauczyciel tanca klasycznego) (2018-2023)

PUBLICATIONS

Institute of Additional Professional Education (Professional Development) (2014)

 

Perm State Choreography College (2014)

Institute of Additional Professional Education (Professional Development) (2015)

Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi) (2016)

Polish Ministry of Education

AWARDS

Individual Award of the II degree for outstanding contribution to the development of creative education in Poland

"Festival of Terpsichore" International Competition: awarded the diploma of laureate of the second degree and Audience Award

Successfully prepared students for the International Festival of Professional Ballet Schools and the International Competition "Kazan Luchezarnaya", receiving the first-degree laureate diploma, to name a few.

EDUCATION 

Master’s Degree,

Perm State Choreographic College

Bachelor’s Degree,

Moscow State Academy of Choreography

Training, Ulan-Ude School of Choreography

Teachers - N.A. Abykova and L.Sakhyanova

Full Bio

Oksana Vasilieva.heic

oksana

vasileva

PERFORMANCE

 From 1996-2008, Oksana performed with the Moscow State Theater of Classical Choreography a diverse classical ballet repertoire and contemporary works, including participation in the Stanton Welsh's production of "Green" (2000), alongside with the stars of Bolshoi Ballet Nina Ananiashvili, Sergey Filin, Dmitry Belogolovtsev.

TEACHING

Faculty member, Bayer Ballet

Ms. Oksana has conducted four State Graduation Exams (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018.) Her students successfully participated at  prestigious Ballet Competitions, including 2nd Place at the International Competition "Dance Moscow"and 1st Place in Pas De Deux category at YAGP Paris.

AWARDS

Ms. Oksana was recognized by The Russian Ministry of Culture State Commissioner for excellence in ballet education.

EDUCATION 

Master's Degree, Bolshoi Ballet Academy


Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, St. Petersburg, Certifications in the Elementary Level, Preparatory Process, Teacher Training, Preservation and Development of the Vaganova Method

Academy of Russian Ballet, St. Petersburg, Certification in the Junior & Middle Levels of the Vaganova Method

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art, Ballet Teacher & Choreographer

Ledyakh School of Classical Ballet,
Ballet Dancer

Full Bio

flexible training spaces

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STUDIOS

Every student deserves a safe and nurturing environment to grow and thrive. 

Our facility is designed to adapt to the evolving conditions, allowing students to safely continue training.  Whether we are dancing in-studio, outdoors or virtually, we are committed to delivering the highest quality education (Vaganova method) and access to world-renowned faculty and master teachers.

We have s
even studios, including two outdoor studios with raised wooden floors.  There is a beautiful courtyard for students to gather and study, while waiting for class.

past si classes &
performances

a look inside
the intensive

refine your technique & artistry with world-renowned master teachers & choreographers

Bayer Ballet's Summer Intensive 2023 

Groups 5 & 6 &  Performance

Coppelia Stuite

2024
intensive
performance

don quixote
august 10-11, 2024
MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Don Quixote

Presented by Bayer Ballet Company & Petipa Heritage Foundation

 

August 10 & 11, 2024

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

MUSIC

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Ludwig Minkus

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

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Vasily Medvedev

Stanislav Feco

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The ballet is based on a novel by Cervantes, which was first choreographed in 1869 by Marius Petipa to music by Ludwig Minkus. 

The main characters: 

  • Basilio: Lover of Kitri

  • Don Quixote: A gentleman of La Mancha

  • Dulcinea: The love of Don Quixote

  • Gamache: Betrothed to Kitri

  • Kitri: Daughter to Lorenzo, Lover of Basilio

  • Lorenzo: An innkeeper, Father to Kitri

  • Sancho Panza: Squire to Don Quixote

The ballet takes place in La Mancha, Spain circa 1550.  Don Quixote, who is obsessed with chivalric romance novels becomes convinced that the tales he has read are reality. He embarks on an adventure with Sancho Panza, one where his dreams morph into reality, as he bravely searches for his beloved Dulcinea 

creative team

We are extremely excited and honored to be hosting world-renowned Choreographers, 

Vasily Medvedev and Stanislav Fečo.

The award-winning team behind this production have choreographed multiple productions of Don Quixote for such companies as Slovak National Ballet (2019) & Lithuanian Ballet (2016); as well as more than 50 works for major ballet companies worldwide, including Bolshoi Theatre & Staatsballet Berlin.

 

This production is produced by Petipa Heritage Foundation and Bayer Ballet Company.

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VASILY MEDVEDEV

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
World-renowned choreographer of Esmeralda from BOLSHOI and Nutcracker from Staatsballett Berlin. Among Vasily's works is more than 50 titles created for international audience theatres for the major ballet companies. Mr. Medvedev has received numerous awards, including the US Pushkin Legacy with the Pushkin Legacy Ballet Award for choreography of the ballet, Onegin, presented in National Theatre in Prague.

Mr. Medvedev is a Founder and Artistic Director of the International St. Petersburg Dance Open Ballet Festival and St. Petersburg Dance Open Award, and Chairman of the Petipa Heritage Foundation.


Mr. Medvedev is a graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy under the guidance of famous  N.Dudinskaia, K.Sergeiev, G.Seliutsky. 
www.vasilymedvedev.com

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The Petipa Heritage Foundation, 501(c)3 public charity organization, is an international institution founded in 2022 dedicated to preserving, promoting and studying the work of Petipa, considered the "father of classical ballet."

STANISLAV FEČO

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

Mr. Fečo received his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Choreography from Vaganova Ballet Academy in St.Petersburg. During his career he has received numerous honors and awards, including: Philip Morris Flower Ballet Award, Best Dancer in Czech Republic, US Pushkin Legacy Ballet Award, Interpretation of Role Onegin⁣⁣. 

 

​Principal Dancer credits include: Prague National Theatre⁣⁣, St.Petersburg Russian Ballet⁣⁣, National Theatre in Brno⁣⁣.  Guest Principal Dancer: Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires⁣⁣, Azerbaijan National Ballet⁣⁣, State Ballet in Kazan⁣⁣, and National Opera Donetsk⁣⁣.

 

Mr. Fečo has participated at prestigious international ballet galas such as Gala des Etoiles in Montreal, Dance Open in St.Petersburg, Gala Due Mondi in Spoleto, World Ballet Stars in Seoul, and World  Ballet Festival in Kiev.

Mr. Feco is the Official Ballet Master, Anton Dolin's Foundation and Director of the Petipa Heritage Foundation.

www.stanislavfeco.com

past intensive performances
collaborate with world-renowned choreographers on a professionally-staged theatre production

Bayer Ballet's Summer Intensive 2022 Performance

Esmeralda Suite & Summer Intensive Gala