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 worldwide and benefit from their experience of dancing in the greatest opera houses worldwide, which will prepare them for a potential professional career.
Date: 22th July to 3rd August 2024
Venue: MASTERS OF BALLET ACADEMY
Club des Sports
East Acton Lane
Final Gala Performance at The Place Theatre, London (to be confirmed)
Learn from our Artistic Directors, Elena Glurjidze & Olga Semenova and world-class guest teachers such as Sara Knight and Resmi Malko. Each 6-hour day consists of Ballet, Character, Pas de Deux, Neo-Classical/ Contemporary & Stamina and Conditioning classes.
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 trained as a professional ballet dancer at St.Petersburg's prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy. After her ballet career, she completed a four-year 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.
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, the 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 ten years with the NBS, Mr. Malko broadened his teaching experience by applying to European schools. He was immediately recruited as a 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.
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.
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We aim 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.
Students and their parents/guardians must accept assignments in groups. The Artistic Directors can make any changes during the course at their sole discretion.
All students will receive a Certificate of Completion, signed by the teachers.
On Saturday, the 3rd of August, parents will be able to observe students' work at the Gala Performance.
For any inquiries about the Summer Intensive Course, please email email@example.com.