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Summer Intensive Course 2023

Ballet Lessons: Summer Intensive Course 2023


Masters of Ballet Summer Intensive Course

Artistic Directors: Elena Glurjidze and Olga Semenova

Masters of Ballet Academy (MOBA) runs a non-residential Summer Intensive, for one or two weeks, for girls and boys aged 8 -19 years old. Students will be placed into four classes (Junior, Pre- Senior, Senior & Pre-Professional). Limited places are available.

Students will have the opportunity to work with prolific teachers and ex-professionals from around the world and benefit from their experience of dancing in the great opera houses worldwide, which will prepare them for a potential professional career.

Date: 24th July to 5th August 2023


Club des Sports
East Acton Lane
W3 7HB

Final Gala Performance at The Place Theatre, London.


Learn from our Artistic Directors, Elena Glurjidze & Olga Semenova and world-class guest teachers such as Sara Knight and Denis Matvienko. Each 6-hour day consists of Ballet, Character, Pas de Deux, Neo-Classical/ Contemporary & Stamina and Conditioning classes.

Elena Glurjidze

Elena Glurdjidze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and trained at the prestigious Vaganova Academy in St-Petersburg. In 2002 Elena joined English National Ballet as a Principal ballerina and was promoted in 2007 to Lead Principal ballerina. Following her retirement from dancing professionally, Elena and fellow Vaganova Academy graduate Olga Semenova embarked upon an Internationally acclaimed Easter and Summer Intensive programme. In 2017, they created Masters of Ballet Academy, a brand new Vocational style ballet school based on the Vaganova Method of ballet training. Elena Glurjidze's full biography is on our website by clicking the "The Team" section - Founders.

Olga Semenova

Olga trained as a professional ballet dancer at St.Petersburg's prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy. After her ballet career, she completed a four years professional teaching/coaching course at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and was awarded the PDTC Diploma with Distinction and MA ( Hons). Olga is our Artistic Director, alongside Elena Glurjidze. She is the most highly regarded Character tutor in the UK, being a guest teacher at different schools (in the UK and abroad). You can find Olga Semenova's full biography on our website by clicking the "The Team" section - Founders.

Denis Matvienko (Guest Teacher)

Denis Matvienko is the Ukrainian former Principal Dancer of the Mariinsky Theatre, and Mikhailovsky Theatre and Assistant Professor of Classical Pas de Deux at The Vaganova Academy. You can find Denis Matvienko's full biography on our website by clicking the "The Team" section - Guest Teachers.

Resmi Malko

Resmi Headshot

Resmi received his ballet training at the Academy of Ballet in Tirana, Albania and upon completion, he joined the National Opera Ballet Theatre in Tirana, and within five years was promoted to Principal Dancer. He continued his career there for the next 15 years, performing in countries including Italy, France, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, USA, and Canada. After immigrating to North America, he performed with the USA Ballet, Ontario Ballet Theatre and the Canadian company, Ballet Jorgen. In 2003 Resmi graduated with Distinction from the Teacher Training Program for professional dancers at Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) and subsequently joined the artistic teaching staff later that year. After 10 years with the NBS, Mr. Malko decided to broaden his teaching experience by applying to European schools and immediately was recruited as Ballet Master for New English Ballet Theatre in 2012 and 2013. For Resmi's full bio, please go to our website and click on "The Team" section - Guest Teachers..

Sara Knight (Guest Teacher)

Artistic Director of SLK (New York), Co-Founder of the Greenwich Ballet Academy (USA), former guest Soloist and teacher at Boston Ballet Company (USA), and former guest Soloist of Northern Ballet Theatre (UK). You can find Sara Knight's full biography on our website by clicking the "The Team" section - Guest Teachers.

How to Apply

Please click the link to fill out the application form.

Student Fees 2023

Our goal is for the students to benefit from the course as much as possible. The Artistic Directors will place them into specific groups to achieve the maximum benefit for each student and the group as a whole. The decision is based on the student's ability, suitability for the group, training requirements, and age.

Assignments to groups must be accepted by the students and their parents/guardians. The Artistic Directors can make any changes during the course at their sole discretion.

Other information

All students will receive a Certificate of Completion, signed by the teachers.
On Saturday 6th of August, parents will be able to observe students' work at the Gala Performance.
For any inquiries about the Summer Intensive Course, please send an email to