VARIATIONS WORKSHOPS
WITH INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS & COMPETITION JUDGES

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Bayer Ballet welcomes serious dancers who are seeking to refine their technique and artistry, while learning classical variations and the intricacies of the Vaganova method from Master Vaganova Instructors and competition judges.

 

MASTER VAGANOVA INSTRUCTION & CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE

  • daily technique classes

  • variation repertoire

  • artistic coaching

  • great opportunity for dancers interested in competition

  • train with master Vaganova instructors to learn authentic intricacies of this method

  • SPACE LIMITED to maintain small class sizes

programs

variations workshops
JUNE 6 - JULY 1
with olga voloboueva
Ages: 13-18+ years

with tatiana ulitina

Ages: 9-12 years

SCHEDULE

Mon-Fri, 1:30-5:30pm

TUITION

$650 per week

FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

variations workshops
JULY 23-24
with mISHA TCHOUPAKOV

Ages: 9-18+ years

SCHEDULE

Ages 9-12

Saturday-Sunday

10:00-11:30am: Ballet Technique

11:30am-12:30pm: Variations

Ages 13-18+

Saturday-Sunday

12:45-2:15pm: Ballet Technique

2:15-3:15pm: Variations

TUITION

$200 (2 days)

FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

variations workshops
AUGUST 16-21
with ALEXEI MOSKALENKO

Ages: 9-18+ years

SCHEDULE

Ages 9-12

Tuesday-Friday

4:00-5:15pm: Ballet Technique

5:15-6:15pm: Variations

Saturday-Sunday

10:00-11:30am: Ballet Technique

11:30am-12:30pm: Variations

Ages 13-18+

Tuesday-Friday

6:15-7:45pm: Ballet Technique

7:45-8:45: Variations

Saturday-Sunday

12:45-2:15pm: Ballet Technique

2:15-3:15pm: Variations

TUITION

$600 (6 days)

variations workshops
AUGUST 23-september 1
with Aram manukyan

Ages: 9-18+ years

SCHEDULE

week 1: AUGUST 23-27

Ages 9-12

Tuesday-Friday

4:00-5:15pm: Ballet Technique

5:15-6:15pm: Variations

Saturday

10:00-11:30am: Ballet Technique

11:30am-12:30pm: Variations

Ages 13-18+

Tuesday-Friday

6:15-7:45pm: Ballet Technique

7:45-8:45: Variations

Saturday

12:45-2:15pm: Ballet Technique

2:15-3:15pm: Variations

week 2: AUGUST 29-september 1

Ages 9-12

Monday-Thursday

4:00-5:15pm: Ballet Technique

5:15-6:15pm: Variations

Ages 13-18+

Monday-Thursday

6:15-7:45pm: Ballet Technique

7:45-8:45: Variations

TUITION

$900 (9 days)

MASTER VAGANOVA INSTRUCTION

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Olga Voloboueva
Guest Faculty

EDUCATION
Teaching Diploma, Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, St. Petersburg
Teachers: N. Kurgapkina, N. Serebryannikov, B. Ratchinskay, M. Daukaev, I. Gensler, N. Yananis

Olga Voloboueva  graduated  from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 1989,  class of professor N. Kurgapkina,  at which time she embarked on her professional career with the Kirov Ballet (Mariinsky Ballet) .  Her expansive performing career highlights include solo and principal roles, full repertoire with the following ballet companies: Kirov Ballet / Mariinsky /, St. Petersburg; Colorado Ballet, USA; Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium; and Ballet Victor UllateMs. Voloboueva performed as a guest artist with the following companies: San Francisco Opera Ballet, USA; Setsuko Itchikawa Ballet, Japan; and Arlington Ballet, USA. She also had the opportunity to tour England, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Japan, Korea, Scotland, Belgium, and France, to name a few.  

Lead Soloist and Principal Roles

 

Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Ballet) - soloist

  • La Bayadere - Nikiya, Gamzatti 

  • Nutcracker - Masha

  • Giselle - Giselle

  • Swan Lake - Odetta, Odile 

  • La Sylphide – Sylphide

  • Chopeniana (Les Sylphides) - Waltz, Mazurka

  • Stone Flower - Hostess of the Copper Mountain  

  • Esmeralda – Pas de deux

  • Don Quixote – Pas de deux

 

Colorado Ballet:

  • Romeo and Juliet - Juliet

  • Sleeping Beauty - Princes Aurora 

  • Esmeralda - Diana and Acteon - Pas de deux 

  • Serenada -  Dark Angel / Balanchine

  • Rubies - Soloist / Balancine

  • Western Symphony – Pas de deux

  • Stars and Stripes – Second Movement / Balanchine

  • Configurations / Choo San Goh

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream / Christopher Wheeldon

  • River / Alvin Ailey

 

Royal Ballet of Flanders:

  • Nutcracker – Clara                             

  • Sleeping Beauty                                  

  • Giselle – Giselle, Mirta                        

  • La Bayadere - Nikiya, Gamzatti

  • Impressing The Czar / W.Forsythe 

  • Ancient Air and Dances / R.Tanner

  • In The Middle / W.Forsythe                

  • Swan Lake / J.Fabre

  • Encounters / C.Pastor

  • In The Night / J.Robbins  

 

During her professional career Ms. Voloboueva has worked with : N. Kurgapkina, T. Terehova, N. Bolshakova, O. Vinogradov, M. Fredman, Poul Mejia, Robert Denvers, Christopher Wheeldon, Victoria Morgan, Victoria Simon,W.Forsythe, J.Fabre, E. Evteeva, M. Daukaev, I. Kolpakova, O. Vinogradov, Menia Martinez, Daniel Job, Christine Redpath.  Partners included: Andris Liepa, Farukh. Ruzimatov, Makhar. Vaziev, Igor Zelensky, Alexsander Vetrov Wim Vanlessen, Melis Pakri, Priit Kripson,  Stefan jon Wise and many others.  

 

Olga danced in the film, "The Little Humpback Horse." She also participated in significant competitions and festivals, including the First International Dance Festival in Miami, USA; Dance Aspen Festival, Colorado, USA; Golden Ballet Stars Gala in Tokyo, Japan; Stars of the White Nights, Russia; Classical Ballet Festival named after Rudolf Nureyev, Russia; First Vaganova Ballet competition – diploma of the 1st degree, Russia; and In memory of Rudolf Nureyev Ballet competition – diploma, Hungary.

 

Ms. Voloboueva has served as an international guest teacher at Vaganova Ballet Academy, Ballet West - Scotland, Universal Ballet - South  Korea, Yantra Ballet - Belgium, Ballet Ruso  Barcelona.

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Tatiana Ulitina
Faculty

EDUCATION
Bachelor's Degree, Pedagogy Degree of Classical Dance, Character Dance and Historical Dance, Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, St. Petersburg
Professor: N. Dudinskaya

Tatiana Ulitina, born in Leningrad, Russia, graduated from the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg under professor Natalia Dudinskaya. Ms Ulitina then danced with Mikhailovsky Ballet (Leningrad Maly Theatre Ballet), performing many lead roles and touring the world.

In 2003, Ms Ulitina received her Pedagogy Degree of Classical Dance, Character Dance, and Historical Dance from the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

From 2002 - 2012, Ms Ulitina then taught classical dance at the Vaganova Ballet Academy.

In 2016-2017, Ms Ulitina taught classical dance at the Boris Eifman Dance Academy in Saint Petersburg.

Some of her students went on to dance as principals and soloists at companies such as Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre Ballet, Eifman Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and National Opera-Budapest.

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Misha Tchoupakov
Guest Instructor


EDUCATION
M.F.A. Dance Pedagogy and Choreography,
Moscow State Academy of Choreography

B.S. Political Science,
Moscow State University of Marxism

B.A. Dance Performance,
Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Misha Tchoupakov performed with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow as well as with the Colorado Ballet, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, and San Francisco Opera Ballet in USA and Vienna State Opera Ballet in Austria.

 

Mr. Tchoupakov holds an M.F.A. in Dance Pedagogy and Choreography from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography and has taught for Colorado Ballet, Houston Ballet, Oregon Dance Theatre, David Taylor Dance Theatre, State Street Ballet, Ballet Arlington in US, Guangzhou Ballet of China, Galili Dance in Netherlands, Cluj Opera Ballet and Sibiu Ballet Theatre in Romania, and Cia Brasileira de Ballet and Teatro Municipal do Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. He was also on the faculty of the Royal Ballet School, the Elmhurst School for Dance in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, and the English National Ballet School in the UK and served as Assistant Professor at University of Utah Department of Ballet.

 

Mr. Tchoupakov currently with YAGP Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition in New York as Rehearsal Director, Judge and Master Teacher and is an internationally renowned guest teacher.

 

He joined the faculty of University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2013.

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Alexei Moskalenko
Guest Instructor


EDUCATION
Vaganova Method Teaching Degree
Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow
Teachers: M. Martirosian, A. Bondarenko, A. Prokofiev

 

For the past 20 years, Alexei Moskalenko has been working with the world's largest Ballet Competition for students - Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), as Judge, Master teacher, NY Rehearsals Director, Tour Director, US Operations Director and Assistant Artistic Director. Alexi evaluates, judges, guides and teaches more than10,000 students, who compete at YAGP, across 26 US cities and 13 countries, yearly.

Prior to moving to the United States in 1992, Alexei danced and toured around the world with Bolshoi Ballet, Grigorovich, Prokofiev's Moscow Ballet and Moscow Children Musical Theater.  Following a 10 year career as a principal dancer with numerous ballet companies, Alexei devoted himself to teaching and directing students in US and around the world, including American School of Russian Ballet (Owner/Artistic Director), Markell School of Dance, and Indiana Ballet Conservatory's Pre-Professional Program (Director). He has served as adjudicator, choreographer, and master teacher world-wide, across the US, Spain, France, Portugal, Peru, Columbia, Mexico, Brazil, Romania, China, Japan, Korea, Kirgizstan, and Argentina. 

 

Alexei's students have received numerous awards in the world's most prestigious ballet competitions, including Moscow IBC (gold medal), Varna and Jackson IBC (silver medals), YAGP (numerous), to name a few. Many have joined professional ballet companies, prestigious ballet schools, summer programs, and dance universities.

Mr. Moskalenko graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow with a Vaganova Method teaching degree. Teachers: Maxim Martirosian, Alexander Bondarenko and Alexander Prokofiev.

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Aram Manukyan
Guest Instructor


EDUCATION
Aremenian Choreography Academy
Scholoarship, Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Moscow
Aram Manukyan is a graduate of the Armenian Choreography Academy where he studied the Vaganova method. His aptitude for teaching was recognized and he was selected for a scholarship at the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow.
 
His career as a dancer include companies such as Armenian National Ballet, Ukrainian State Opera Ballet Theatre in Kharkov and Donetsk, Ballet International in Indianapolis, Cincinnati Ballet and Sarasota Ballet to name a few.  

As a Master Teacher Mr. Manukyan has been on the faculty of many prestigious schools as well as on panel of judges of many international ballet competitions (YAGP Worldwide, Korea International Ballet Competition, Grand Prix Kiev in Ukraine to name a few).
 
His extensive experience as a professional dancer and his work around the world as a Master Teacher have enabled him to bring a unique perspective to the Alberta Ballet School where he has been teaching since 2007.  With the launch of Alberta Ballet II in July 2014, Mr. Manukyan was appointed the program's Director. And he is a Senior Teacher at Alberta Ballet School and the Director of Alberta Ballet Trainee Program since 2017. 
*Faculty subject to change.

flexible training spaces

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SUMMER programs

Continue dancing throughout the summer, from Camps to Workshops, we'll explore the many facets of the artform of dance & self-expression, while keeping the children's physical and mental wellness, healthy and happy.