Summer Intensive Performances
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SUMMER INTENSIVE 2022

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

  • Russian Vaganova Ballet Technique

  • Classical Ballet Repertoire

  • Character*

  • Stretching and Conditioning

  • Contemporary Dance

  • Pointe/Pre-Pointe*

  • Variations

 

WORLD-RENOWNED CHOREOGRAPHER*

Work with VASILY MEDVEDEV, choreographer of Esmeralda from BOLSHOI. Learn & perform the Esmeralda Suite & other Classical Masterpieces.  The intensive will culminate in a professionally staged performance at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

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

 

AUDITION

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february 26

march 5, 12, 19, 26

IN-PERSON audition

BAYER BALLET STUDIOS

2028 OLD MIDDLEFIELD WAY

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA

AUDITION SCHEDULE

6-WEEK SUMMER INTENSIVE | AGES 9-18

  • 9:00-10:30am (ages 12-14) (BBA Jr. Apprentice)

  • 1:00-2:30pm (ages 9-11) (BBA Level 4-5)

  • 1:00-2:30pm (ages 15-18) (BBA Pre-Professional)

 

4-WEEK JUNIOR SUMMER INTENSIVE | AGES 8-10

  • 9:15-10:15am (ages 8-10)  (BBA Pre-Ballet 5-6/ Level 1)

 

video audition

VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS (6-WEEK SI)

>> 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

Masks are required for dancers auditioning in-person

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programs

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4-week junior si
JUNE 6 - JULY 1
Ages: 8-10 years

SCHEDULE

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-1:30pm 

Intensive culminates in studio demonstration.

TUITION

TBD

*Schedule subject to change 

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6-week si

JULY 5-AUGUST 14

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, 9:30am-5:30pm Group 3

  • Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm Group 4

Full Program with Theater performance of Esmeralda Suite & Classical Variations choreographed by Vasily Medvedev.  Professionally staged performance at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

 

*Schedule subject to change 

 

TUITION

TBD

6-week intensive
perform

esmeralda suite & classical masterpieces
choreographed by 


world-renowned
choreographeR,
vasily medvedev

We are extremely excited and honored to be hosting the world-renowned choreographer of Esmeralda from BOLSHOI, Vasily Medvedev.

 

Participants of the Summer Intensive will have a unique opportunity to work with Mr. Medvedev and master teacher and principal dancer, Stanislav Feco to learn and perform an Esmeralda Suite & Classical Masterpieces.  

The award-winning team has collaborated on the choreography for several major ballet companies, including Bolshoi Ballet⁣⁣, Staatsballett Berlin⁣⁣, Lithuanian National Ballet⁣⁣, Compañía Nacional de Danza in Mexico⁣⁣, Croatian National Ballet⁣⁣, and Perm Ballet to name a few.  

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faculty
(6-week si)

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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, San Francisco

(2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

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 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 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, 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

MASTER INSTRUCTOR

Guest Teacher - Director & Choreographer

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Founder & Artistic Director, International St. Petersburg Dance Open Ballet Festival and St. Petersburg Dance Open Award. President and founder of Petipa Heritage Fund.

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. 

Full Bio

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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

YAGP Oustanding Choreographer (2022).  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.  

Full Bio

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 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