Grisha trained at the Bolshoi and is a soloist at the Jacobsen Company in St Petersburg and he will be joining our team dedicated to you. He is a wonderful teacher who will expand your technical skill to grow your confidence, develop your technique at every level and let you move with powerful athleticism and grace.
Just as exciting is the very recent arrival of Ekaterina Krasyuk of the Vaganova School and Mariinsky Ballet who will take up a vocational position at the school but will teach adults three times a week with passion and dedication. We are incredibly lucky to have this beautiful dancer join the team for you.
Kamila is a graduate of the School of Classical Russian Ballet, class of Irina Prokofieva, Honoured Artist of Russia and former Principal of the Bolshoi Ballet. She was one of the first ever vocational students at the school and therefore is a testament to the unique education system and opportunities offered by the school.
Kirill Safin graduated from the Moscow State Ballet Academy in 2006 and completed a final year of training at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St Petersburg. Kirill was chosen to join the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 2007, and later, he became a leading soloist of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre. His repertoire included the major classic roles such as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Solor in La Bayadere, Conrad in Le Corsaire and Albrecht in Giselle.
Marianne is a graduate of the School of Classical Russian Ballet, 2019 Class of Evgeny Goremykin. She went on to dance with the New English Ballet Theatre and the Royal Opera House’s Choreographic Project in collaboration with the Royal Ballet. At present she is working with Astana Ballet as a Second Soloist.
Naomi Norris trained at the Queensland Conservatoire of Ballet Brisbane, Australia and then at the New Zealand School of Dance. On graduation she joined the AJKUN Ballet Theatre of Contemporary Dance in New York where she danced for a number of years. She returned to Sydney where she worked with the dance faculties of different universities as both teacher and examiner and at the Hill Song College where she created original contemporary pieces for the students as well as writing the contemporary dance syllabus. Naomi has been teaching for over five years.
Inga graduated from the V. Chabukiani Ballet School with distinction and joined the National State Opera and Ballet Theatre Named After Z. Paliashvili where she began as a soloist and progressed to becoming a prima. She performed in many classical ballets, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote amongst them.
Later in her career Inga taught classical ballet at the V. Chabukiani Ballet School in Tbilisi and was appointed Assistant Artistic Director, working together with T. Vashakidze, the principal dancer and choreographer of the Ballet School.
Dr Christina Kostoula was born in Athens where she trained in Russian ballet and specialised in the Boris Kniaseff barre-à- terre method. She holds a BA in French literature and a Masters in Performance and Culture. She has worked in the field of social inclusion through the performing arts and was an artistic director for Chicken Shed Theatre’s national outreach projects from 2001 to 2006. In 2008 she completed her PhD in Dance Pedagogy (University of Surrey) and has been a lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate dance programs at Goldsmiths College, Middlesex University, the University of Roehampton and is a visiting academic at the Department of Dance in the University Malta. She is also working as a dramaturge for contemporary dance companies in Greece and Cyprus. Christina is passionate about enthusing all ages and abilities to access the tradition of Russian ballet and is currently making ballet training available to over 325 children, as part of her teaching for The School of Classical Russian Ballet’s education programme involving primary schools in Lambeth.