Masters of Ballet Academy is running an Easter Intensive Course, over four days, for dancers aged 10 to 19 years old in our West London Studios.
Venue: Clubs des Sports
East Acton Lane
Application/Payment Deadline: 15 March 2024
Limited places are available. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.
Learn from our Artistic Director Elena Glurjidze, our ballet teacher Vlada Kotter, Contemporary teacher and choreographer Vivian Triantafyllopoulou, and Stamina and conditioning Teacher Sereina Mowlen (Rainy), complete the faculty. 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 professional retirement from dancing, 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 complete biography is on our website by clicking the "The Team" section - Founders.
Vlada is one of our resident ballet teachers. She trained at The Royal Ballet School for seven years, and in 2022, she completed the ARBTA Associate Teacher Qualification in Classical Ballet.
Vivian comes from Greece, studied contemporary dance at Trinity Laban in London and continued as a chosen member of the Akram Khan Experiment. She is very excited to be part of Masters of Ballet Academy, work with the students towards their development, and help them bring the best out of themselves. She will be teaching Contemporary during the Easter Intensive.
Rainy is our Stamina, Stretch and conditioning Teacher. She trained as a classical dancer at the Central School of Ballet in London before enrolling at YMCA Fit in central London and training as a Level 3 Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.
Ballet technique; Virtuosity/Solos for girls and boys; Pointe; Character Dance; Historical Dance (Juniors); Acting for Ballet (Pre-Seniors); Pas de Deux (Seniors); Contemporary Ballet; Floor Barre/Stretching.
Lessons are accompanied by live piano.
Please click the link to fill out the application form.
Once a place has been offered, it will be held for seven days. If the course fee is not received by then, the place may be offered to another student. Details of how payment can be made will be sent out with the offer of a place.
We aim for the students to benefit from the course as much as possible. The Artistic Director will place them into specific groups to maximise the benefit for each student and the group. The decision is based on the student's ability, suitability for the group, training requirements, and age.
Students will be placed into one of four different Class Groups (Junior, Pre-Senior, Senior and Pre-Professional). Students and their parents/guardians must accept assignments in groups. The Artistic Directors can make any changes during the course at their sole discretion.
The training runs from 10 am to 4 pm.
We will send you all the logistical information as soon as you receive the confirmation of your place on the Easter Course.
All students will receive a Certificate of Completion, signed by the teachers.