WINTER VARIATIONS WORKSHOPS
Bayer Ballet welcomes serious dancers who are seeking to refine their technique and artistry, while learning contemporary ballet repertoire, classical variations and the intricacies of the Vaganova method from Master Vaganova Instructors.
MASTER VAGANOVA INSTRUCTION & CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE
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
10:00 -11:30AM - Technique
11:30-11:45AM - Break
11:45AM-12:45PM - Repertoire (M/W/F) & Character (T/TH)
1:00PM Private Lessons (additional cost subject to director approval)
WITH ARSEN SEROBIAN
10:00-11:30AM - Technique & Stretching
11:30-11:45AM - Break
11:45AM-12:45PM - Strengthening & Conditioning
10:00-11:30AM - Technique
11:30-11:45am - Break
11:45AM-12:45PM - Repertoire (M/W/F), Jumps & Turns/Pointe (T/TH)
1:00PM - Private Lessons (additional cost subject to director approval)
MASTER VAGANOVA INSTRUCTION
Master Teacher & Choreographer
Master of Arts & Bachelor of Arts, Choreography
Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, St. Petersburg
Stanislav Feco received his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Choreography from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St.Petersburg. During his rich career he has received numerous honors and awards: Philip Morris Flower Ballet Award, Best Dancer in Czech Republic, US Pushkin Legacy Ballet Award, Interpretation of Role Onegin. Mr. Feco is the Official Ballet Master, Anton Dolin's Foundation and Director and Co-Founder of Petipa Heritage Foundation.
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.
With Vasily Medvedev, Mr. Feco has served as a dancer, assistant and choreographer with the following companies: 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, Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, Vanemuine Ballet Estonia , and Perm Ballet.
COLLABORATIONS with famous ballerinas from major ballet companies include: G.Mezentseva,Y.Makhalina,L.Kunakova,T.Terekhova ,S.Gumerova (Mariinsky Ballet),
D.Klimentova,E.Glurdzhidze (English National Ballet), L.Lezhnina (Het National Ballet Amsterdam), A.Volochkova (Bolshoi Ballet), N.Sologub (Semperoper Dresden), and J.Kurova ,H.Vlacilova (Prague National Theatre).
Mr. Feco 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 .World Ballet Festival in Kiev.
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.
Graduate, Ballet Instructor and Choreographer, Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Professor Marina Semyonova
Master's Degree, Ballet Instruction, Choreography and Stage Production, Moscow University of Theatre Arts
Russian Professional Art Association
Giana Jigarhan, is a graduate of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and
received a Masters Degree in Ballet Instruction, Choreography and Stage Production
from the prestigious Moscow University of Theatre Arts having studied with Professor
Marina Semyonova. She also trained for two years as a Ballet Instructor and
Choreographer at the Bolshoi Theater and is a member of the Russian Professional Art
Ms. Jigarhan was a soloist ballet dancer for fourteen years with the Novosibirsk Ballet
Theater (Siberian Bolshoi). Her repertoire included the most famous classical ballets such
as Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle, La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, La
Corsaire, Raymonda, as well as ballets by the most prestigious modern Russian
In the former USSR, Asia and Europe, Ms. Jigarhan’s choreographic credits include
ballets Paquita, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Bakhiana Brasiliana by Villa Lobos,
Raymonda, La Bayadere, numerous concert pieses and dances for operas Aida and
Rigoletto. She has coached both students and artists for ballet competitions and
Ms. Jigarhan has taught ballet and coached at many well known institutions including:
Moscow Musical Theater, the Polish National Ballet School, Polish National Ballet
Theatre, Asami Maki Ballet Company in Japan, Star Dance Ballet, Japan; Prague
National Theater, National Theater of Korea, Universal Ballet Company in Korea,
EWHA University Dance Department in Korea, Washington School of Ballet, Kirov
Ballet Academy, Tulsa Ballet, Towson University, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, the
Peabody Institute Dance Department at Johns Hopkins University, where she
choreographed an original version of the full length ballet Coppelia. In 2008, she began
working at the Academy of Colorado Ballet, official school of Colorado Ballet Company,
as a Principal ballet instructor for 6 years.
In 2011, she was invited by the American School of Ballet to attend the national
teachers weekend celebrating the top teachers in the country. She was 1 of 14
From 2013 to 2020, Ms. Jigarhan served as the Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s
Principal Ballet Teacher.
Instructor, Male Dancer Program & Adult Ballet
AA, Drama & Dramatics/Theatre Arts, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles
Drama & Dance Pedagogy, Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Classical Dance School, Moscow
Arsen Serobian was born in Armenia and trained at the Classical Dance School in Moscow, Russia as well as the Moscow Academy of Choreography (the Bolshoi). After graduation he moved to the United States, performing with companies including Indianapolis Ballet, State Street Ballet, San Francisco Dance Theatre, and Media City Ballet, and many more in roles for La Bayadere, Raymonda, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Le Corsair.
Arsen was awarded the prestigious 2004 Lester Horton Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance for his stunning portrayal of the leading role of Komitas in the Djanbazian Dance Company's critically acclaimed "Kroong Bnaver."
He has also earned a degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles as a professional actor and dancer, is a judge at the Youth Ballet Masters Competition, and works to prepare students for professional careers and competitions. Additionally, Arsen is the president and CEO of Dance Channel TV, Inc.
Guest Faculty, Contemporary
Diploma, Dance, Ballet Academy Munich
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre, New York City
Adji Cissoko was born and grew up in Munich, Germany where she trained at the Ballet Academy Munich and graduated with a diploma in dance. Cissoko attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City on full scholarship.
Cissoko joined the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. In 2012 she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada.
In 2014, Cissoko joined LINES Ballet, during which time she’s originated many central roles and guested for galas worldwide. Cissoko has given multiple masterclasses and taught classes around the world as part of the company’s outreach program.
In 2020 she became certified in health/life coaching as well as in ABT’s National Training Curriculum.
WATCH VIDEO of Adji teaching at Bayer Ballet. Students learn contemporary phrases and improvisation, explore personal interpretation of the movement and musicality. These skills are essential, as many professional companies require improvisation during auditions.